2016-2017 Cost of Attendance

The average student expenses will vary from student to student depending on his/her living arrangements and individual needs. The tables below provide the estimated amounts for the 2016-2017 academic year attendance; however, the actual costs may differ on an individual basis.

Please note, all tuition and fees should be considered as estimates and are current at the time of publication.  Tuition and Fees are subject to change without prior notification.

COA Budget - California Residents - UGRD
Budget ComponentsCommuter  On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition and Mandatory Fees* $ 6,356 $ 6,356 $ 6,356
Books and Supplies $ 1,898$ 1,898$ 1,898
Room and Board $ 4,968  $ 12,860 $ 13,882
Miscellaneous/Personal  $ 1,416  $ 1,416 $ 1,416
Transportation $ 1,548 $ 1,438  $ 1,508
TOTAL $ 16,186$ 23,968 $ 25,060

*Graduate/Master's Tuition and Fees total is $7,621
Credential Tuition and Fees total is $7,231

COA Budget - Non-Resident - UGRD
Budget ComponentsCommuter On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition and Mandatory Fees* $ 15,284 $ 15,284 $ 15,284
Books and Supplies $ 1,898 $ 1,898  $ 1,898
Room and Board$ 4,968$ 12,860  $ 13,882
Miscellaneous/Personal  $ 1,416 $ 1,416 $ 1,416
Transportation$ 1,548 $ 1,438$ 1,508
TOTAL $ 25,114  $ 32,896$ 33,988


Non-resident students are assessed an additional $372 per unit. The standard budget listed above assumes enrollment in 12 units each semester (24 units total for the academic year).

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).

Please visit the Cashier’s Office at http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/sfinserv/index.php for semester tuition fee information.