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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,454 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$12,404 on campus room & board
$1,754 books
$824 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$32,112 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,130 tuition
$12,404 on campus room & board
$1,754 books
$824 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,356 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
71% of students receive aid
55% get federal aid ($5,616 avg)
40% get state aid ($2,104 avg)
51% get institn'l aid ($4,356 avg)
37% get loans ($4,921 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 10.2% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.05% 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

$30,990,829
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $10,225 60%
Federal Grant Aid $5,616 55%
Pell Grants $4,789 55%
Other Federal Grants $866 53%
Institution Grant Aid $4,356 51%
State Grant Aid $2,104 40%
Student Loans $4,921 37%
Federal Loans $4,778 37%
Other Loans $10,586 1%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$250 - $1,500 Y N Y N
$3,000 R Y N
$250 - $1,500 N R N Y
$5,000 N R Y N
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-Northridge offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 677-1200
http://www.csun.edu/finaid/

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Tyler from Camarillo, CA
  • Mar-17-2014 I am a current student here

    My dad is a retired veteran which allows me to attend any California university with tuition and fees covered. The only things I have to pay for out of pocket are books and parking passes. Overall, a great bang for the buck

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  • 5
  • Jocelyn from Carson, CA
  • Mar-17-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Comparing to a Private and a UC. CSUN is very affordable. They give you plenty of scholarships too.

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  • 5
  • Erika from Ventura, CA
  • Mar-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Cal State Northridge offers plenty of financial aid to the average student for the most part. It is very much worth it to attend this school, as it also offers a variety of things to do and choose from. You will never be bored here. CSUN is also the largest CSU campus with the largest student population, so you are likely to make tons of new friends over the semesters here.

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  • 3
  • Sean from Lancaster, CA
  • Feb-03-2014 I am a current student here

    For how cheap it is to attend the school, it is worth it. This is only true if you can find somewhere reasonably priced to live. Spending all of your hard earned money on rent is something you do not want to have to do.

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  • 4
  • Victoria from Sun Valley, CA
  • Feb-02-2014 I am a current student here

    As far as money, CSUN knows that majority of students have a budget and they make it within your budge it to get what you need. There are also many job and career center you can go to so you can get help paying school. while at the same time studying.

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