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California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,432 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$12,582 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$878 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$31,592 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,632 tuition
$12,582 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$878 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,525 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
68% of students receive aid
43% get federal aid ($4,567 avg)
37% get state aid ($3,015 avg)
36% get institn'l aid ($4,525 avg)
43% get loans ($5,836 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.00% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.00% 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 $8,918 53%
Federal Grant Aid $4,567 43%
Pell Grants $4,609 43%
Other Federal Grants $524 3%
Institution Grant Aid $4,525 36%
State Grant Aid $3,015 37%
Student Loans $5,836 43%
Federal Loans $5,120 43%
Other Loans $11,517 3%

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 Polytechnic University-Pomona offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 869-7659


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Keimahney from Bakersfield, CA
  • Dec-25-2016 I am a current student here

    So far, I would say it has proven to be a great investment. Academically, I have definitely improved on my writing skills--I now have a better idea for the use of commas, semicolons, grammar stuff. Socially, I have definitely gotten out of my comfort zone, I learned how to use chopsticks, I sang karaoke in front of people--I hate singing in front of people. So far so good!

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  • jonathan from tehachapi, ca
  • May-03-2016 I am a current student here

    there are pros for sure, if you're engineering or business i highly recommend the school. the arts are also highly respected such as graphic design, and architecture. getting classes can be a little tricky but if you apply for the 4-year pledge (do it you will not regret) you won't have trouble because they give you priority registration which is gold among students. parking can be frustrating but there is currently a new parking structure being built so that should be fixed soon. there are also bronco shuttles that have stops at various places on campus if you don't want to walk. there's a bus that goes through each station every 5 minutes from 7am-10pm i believe.

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  • 4
  • Ryan from Santa Paula, CA
  • Feb-27-2015 I am a current student here

    Tuition is actually pretty cheap compared to most schools especially since Cal Poly is a really reputable name and university. Housing is pretty steep but it's definitely worth it if you're a first year looking for the real college experience.

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  • Luisa from Los Angeles, CA
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    You are well taken care of if you're living on campus and if you're just enrolled as a student, there are still many nice features our campus offers such as the newly opened gym, but in the end, what student doesn't wish it was cheaper?

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  • Marissa from Brea, CA
  • Sep-20-2014 I am a current student here

    In comparison to UCs and Out of State Schools the Cal-State Tuition is Very well priced. I'm a commuter, so I don't pay for rent or dorms making my tuition especially low. I think I pay right around $2000 a quarter for Tuition, which comes out to about $6000 a year if you don't do Summer Session. Summer classes tend to be Very expensive because the government doesn't fund us well for Summer Classes. Books are reasonable, if you rent. Rent from anyone, Amazon, Chegg you name it. It's always cheaper than the on campus Book Store. Personally I'm not a believer in the big-name college. So just in general, I'd like to think I'm getting the same education that my friends that are going to UC's are, but at a cheaper price. Also CPP is California PolyTECHnic University at Pomona, which means we're all about hands-on education. For example, as a Hospitality Major one of my classes is working at the on campus restaurant or hotel for a quarter. I'm also required to have 800+ hours of Professional Work Experience in order to get my degree. Cal Poly also hosts job fairs, their own Career Center and an online job board to help you with your resume or set you up with different job opportunities. So if you look at it that way, I think we're just as good as any UC. It's also not about What school you go to it's about what you Do there... That's the big idea.

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