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Cost of Attendance: Graduate and Doctoral Students

2017-18 Standard Costs for California Residents

Note: Amounts in the table are shown are for full-time enrollment for the 9-month academic year. Less than full-time enrollment may change your award amount. All costs are subject to change without notice.

  Living with parents
Living in
university housing
Living off campus
 Basic tuition and fees*
$8,894$8,894$8,894
 Books, supplies
 $1,854  $1,854  $1,854
 Food, housing
 $4,316 $15,966 $14,168
 Transportation $1,760 $1,704 $2,180
 Miscellaneous, personal $1,450 $1,450 $1,450
 Total academic year
 $18,274 $29,868 $28,546

* Education and physical therapy doctoral programs have different tuition and fee costs. For official costs, check the Student Account Services website.

*Add $270 per unit for graduate business students in selected degree programs.

*Out-of-state tuition: Add $396 per unit to the basic tuition and fees listed above.

*Imperial Valley Campus: Subtract $1,484 from the basic tuition and fees listed above. 

The California State University (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).

Official university tuition and fees can be found on the Student Account Services website

 

Fees subject to change

Please note: The California State University (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).