Paying for College
Pricing it out
Education is an investment—and it’s one that doesn’t come cheap. But that’s not to say an affordable education that gives you a hands-on learning environment, a network of contacts and future career opportunities has to be out of reach.
At Cal State L.A. you can have it all: a top-tier academic, social and educational experience at a price you can afford. The University has one of the lowest fees in the country.
The typical cost per year without financial aid for a full-time, in-state undergraduate student is:
Campus Fees - $4,846
Room & Board - $9,105
Books & Supplies - $1,620
Transportation - $1,140
Misc. (personal) - $ 2,898
TOTAL - $19,609
For information on fees for out-of-state, credential and post-bac programs, check out the cost of attendance.
Don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to help pay for school. From private scholarships, to grants, work study programs, and need-based loans, the University’s financial aid advisors can help you find the necessary resources to pay for your education.
- 83 percent of full-time undergraduates received need-based financial aid in 2008-09
- The average financial-aid package for the year was $7,245
- The average need-based loan for the year was $6,205
Where to start?
FAQs: Frequently asked question about financial aid