- College search made simple.
Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.

California State University-Bakersfield Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,723 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$13,968 on campus room & board
$1,898 books and supplies
$1,385 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$33,883 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,632 tuition
$13,968 on campus room & board
$1,898 books and supplies
$1,385 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
Get Your Estimated Cost

Colleges like California State University-Bakersfield are working hard to make tuition affordable to deserving students.

Use our tool to get a quick guess about your actual costs and links to tools to get an even better estimate directly form the college.

Average Aid

$5,243 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
88% of students receive aid
66% get federal aid ($4,919 avg)
64% get state aid ($2,373 avg)
67% get institn'l aid ($5,243 avg)
29% get loans ($4,412 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.402% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.152% 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 $9,616 86%
Federal Grant Aid $4,919 66%
Pell Grants $4,835 66%
Other Federal Grants $751 9%
Institution Grant Aid $5,243 67%
State Grant Aid $2,373 64%
Student Loans $4,412 29%
Federal Loans $4,276 29%
Other Loans $8,001 0%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 2
Financial aid deadline: April 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does California State University-Bakersfield offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
9001 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
(661) 654-2782
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State -
Out of State $372


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Aaron from Bakersfield, CA
  • Jan-11-2015 I am a current student here

    The faculty and staff at CSUB strive to keep the students active. CSUB has their up to date brand new red center which is all free of charge with tuition. The student union also has events to raise school spirt, which also comes with great helpings of free food!!!!

    Read More
  • 4
  • Taylor from Bakersfield, CA
  • May-13-2014 I am a current student here

    For a CSU, the tuition price isn't bad and Bakersfield is a pretty cheap place to live compared to schools that are located in bigger cities.

    Read More
  • 4
  • Jason from Bakersfield, CA
  • Nov-28-2013 I am a current student here

    This school is incredibly high quality for the money you are investing. You are getting top notch education from reputable professors and some classes, such as my math class only have 15 students.

    Read More