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California State University-Long Beach Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,018 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$11,300 on campus room & board
$1,666 books
$580 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$30,676 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,130 tuition
$11,300 on campus room & board
$1,666 books
$580 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,507 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
72% of students receive aid
48% get federal aid ($4,578 avg)
41% get state aid ($2,969 avg)
40% get institn'l aid ($5,507 avg)
40% get loans ($5,225 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 12.3% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.52% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $9,725 58%
Federal Grant Aid $4,578 48%
Pell Grants $4,544 48%
Other Federal Grants $420 5%
Institution Grant Aid $5,507 40%
State Grant Aid $2,969 41%
Student Loans $5,225 40%
Federal Loans $4,943 40%
Other Loans $9,386 1%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 2
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does California State University-Long Beach offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
(562) 985-4111


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Katelyn from Fresno, CA
  • Oct-16-2014 I am a current student here

    For being a cheap CSU we still get an amazing education, and because we have a good student/faculty ratio, it is easy to get connected to your professors.

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  • 5
  • T from Long Beach, CA
  • Oct-14-2014 I am a current student here

    I have a few loans, but playing my cards right I'll have very little debt leaving school. This school is very cheap and worth every penny, I'd say.

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  • 4
  • Current student
  • Oct-03-2014 I am a current student here

    A lot is included in what you pay to go here. Admission into all the sporting games, free trips on the Long Beach Transit, the Health Center, the AMAZING gym, and of course your education. They also give out a lot of free stuff which is nice!

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  • 4
  • Daniel from Salinas, CA
  • Apr-09-2014 I am a past student here

    All colleges are expensive these days but there is so much to do and absorb at Long Beach State and in the surrounding area that your money spent will be well worth it.

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  • 5
  • Allison from Long Beach, CA
  • Feb-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Tuition includes a bus pass, basic health services, low cost pharmaceuticals, and a membership to the very nice Recreation and Wellness Center.

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