UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Schedule of Tuition and Fees 2018-2019

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Tuition and fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU reserves the right, even after tuition or fees are initially charged or initial payments are made, to increase or modify any listed tuition or fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide tuition, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU-listed tuition and 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 tuition 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).

The following reflects applicable systemwide tuition and fees for both semester and quarter campuses that were authorized by the Board of Trustees at the March 2017 meeting. These rates are subject to change.

All Students

Application fee (nonrefundable), payable online at the time of application via credit card, e-check or PayPal: $55

2018/19 Basic Tuition

2018/19 Basic Tuition
Units Per Semester Per Quarter
Undergraduate Tuition 6.1 or more units $2,871 $1,914
Undergraduate Tuition 0 to 6.0 units $1,665 $1,110
Credential Program Tuition 6.1 or more units $3,330 $2,220
Credential Program Tuition 0 to 6.0 units $1,932 $1,288
Graduate/Post Baccalaureate Tuition 6.1 or more units $3,588 $2,392
Graduate/Post Baccalaureate Tuition 0 to 6.0 units $2,082 $1,388

2018/19 Doctorate Tuition*

Doctorate Tuition
Program Units Per Semester Per Quarter Academic Year
Education All Students $5,919 $3,946 $11,838
Nursing Practice All Students $7,635 $15,270
Physical Therapy All Students $8,598 $17,196

*Applicable term tuition applies for campuses with special terms, as determined by the campus. Total college year tuition cannot exceed the academic year plus summer term tuition. The summer term tuition for the education doctorate at quarter campuses is equal to the per semester tuition listed in the table. Total tuition for the education doctorate over the college year equals the per academic year tuition plus the per semester tuition for the summer term at all CSU campuses.

2018/19 Graduate Business Professional Fee

  • Charge Per Unit (Semester) $270
  • Charge Per Unit (Quarter) $180

The graduate business professional fee is paid on a per unit basis in addition to basic tuition and campus fees for the following graduate business programs:

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Accountancy
  • Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Business Administration
  • Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Health Care Management
  • Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Business and Technology
  • Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Information Systems
  • Master of Science (M.S.) programs in Taxation

Nonresident Students (U.S. and Foreign)

Nonresident tuition (in addition to basic tuition and other systemwide fees charged all students) for all campuses:

  • Charge Per Unit (Semester) $396
  • Charge Per Unit (Quarter) $264

The total nonresident tuition paid per term will be determined by the number of units taken.

Mandatory systemwide tuition is waived for those individuals who qualify for such exemption under the provisions of the California Education Code (see section on fee waivers).

Students are charged campus fees in addition to tuition and systemwide fees. Information on campus fees can be found by contacting the individual campus(es).

Credit Cards

Please see How to Pay Your Fees on the Student Finance website. Only debit cards, cash and checks are accepted at the student services lobby counter.

Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards may be used for payment of student tuition and fees but may be subject to a non-refundable credit card processing fee.

Other Fees

For all other fees, please visit the Student Finance website.