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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,098 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$11,724 on campus room & board
$1,754 books
$1,148 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$31,756 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,130 tuition
$11,724 on campus room & board
$1,754 books
$1,148 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,878 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
71% of students receive aid
49% get federal aid ($5,334 avg)
45% get state aid ($2,465 avg)
41% get institn'l aid ($4,878 avg)
38% get loans ($5,205 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 11.1% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.45% 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 $10,012 57%
Federal Grant Aid $5,334 49%
Pell Grants $4,603 49%
Other Federal Grants $772 47%
Institution Grant Aid $4,878 41%
State Grant Aid $2,465 45%
Student Loans $5,205 38%
Federal Loans $5,037 38%
Other Loans $10,650 1%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
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Does California State University-Sacramento offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819-2694
(916) 278-6011


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Darya from Modesto, CA
  • Mar-27-2014 I am a current student here

    The university is not only full of amazing students, but staff, too. All my professors have been great people and made my experience very welcoming.

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  • 4
  • Kevin from Sacramento, CA
  • Jan-20-2014 I am a current student here

    You will end up with a valuable education and degree upon graduation, along with training and skills that are applicable to real world careers.

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  • 4
  • Melissa
  • Jan-15-2014 I am a past student here

    I truely feel that I received an excellent education for the state school price compared to the private school tuition.

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