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Cost of Attendance

CSU Trustees set the tuition charged to all students enrolled in degree and credential programs. The campus sets additional mandatory fees. Nonresidents of California pay these costs plus higher tuition. Tuition differs for undergraduate and graduate students. In 2009, the CSU instituted a professional fee for state-supported MBA and similar business graduate programs. Doctoral students pay a higher tuition fee, on a par with those attending the University of California.


Fall 2018 tuition and fees:

  • $3,447 undergraduates enrolled in 7 or more units
  • $2,241 undergraduates enrolled in 6 or fewer units
  • $4,164 graduate students enrolled in 7 or more units
  • $2,658 graduate students enrolled in 6 or fewer units
  • $270 additional cost per unit for graduate students in the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
  • $3,906 credential program students enrolled in 7 or more units
  • $2,508 credential program students enrolled in 6 or fewer units
  • $6,495 doctor of education
    $8,211 doctor of nursing practice students
  • Nonresident and international students pay the tuition and fees required of California residents plus $396 per unit per semester. Such a student enrolled in 15 units in fall 2018 is charged $9,387 (undergraduate) or $10,104 (most graduate programs) for a semester of study.


Tuition and fees vary by program for students enrolled in fall, spring.


The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).



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