Summer 2017 Cost of Attendance

What is the Cost of Attendance?

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of costs associated with attending the University for a given enrollment period (e.g. one semester and/or one academic year). There are (3) standard student budgets: Commuter (i.e., living at home with parents), On-campus, and Off-campus.  In addition to tuition and fees, each budget contains student expense allowances for books and supplies, room and board, miscellaneous/personal, and transportation for the duration 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 Summer 2017 attendance; however, the actual costs may differ on an individual basis. 

Summer Fees and Payment Plans, Calendar, Class Schedule Information: http://www.calstatela.edu/summer/2017

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.

Summer 2017 Session
 Commuter  On-Campus Off-Campus
Total Tuition and Fees*$3,840$3,840$3,840
Books and Supplies $712$712$712
Food and Housing $1,863$4,823$8,206
Transportation$581$539$566
Personal  $531  $531 $531
TOTAL $7,526$10,445 $10,854


*The tuition rate for Summer 2017 Session is $320 per unit for all students (resident/non-resident, undergraduate, credential, and post-baccalaureate/graduate).  The fees listed above are based on 12 units at $320 per unit for courses registered through Summer Session. Students who enroll only in Summer Session courses will not be assessed campus fees. Students with a mixed enrollment status (i.e., Summer Session and State-Supported Summer) will be assessed accordingly, which may include campus fees.

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).