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California State University-Fullerton Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$23,800 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$15,342 on campus room & board
$1,898 books and supplies
$1,088 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$34,960 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,632 tuition
$15,342 on campus room & board
$1,898 books and supplies
$1,088 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,206 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
74% of students receive aid
46% get federal aid ($4,802 avg)
59% get state aid ($2,708 avg)
38% get institn'l aid ($5,206 avg)
31% get loans ($5,601 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 1.98% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.714% 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 $8,471 68%
Federal Grant Aid $4,802 46%
Pell Grants $4,741 46%
Other Federal Grants $929 3%
Institution Grant Aid $5,206 38%
State Grant Aid $2,708 59%
Student Loans $5,601 31%
Federal Loans $4,848 31%
Other Loans $12,889 2%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 2
Financial aid deadline: July 7
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 22
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does California State University-Fullerton offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
(657) 278-4749
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State -
Out of State $372


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Angel from Anaheim, CA
  • I am a current student here

    From all of my research before applying for schools this has to be one of the cheapest options out there for tuition.

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  • 4
  • Brittney from Las Vegas, NV
  • I am a current student here

    I think it is worth it to attend here. The professors are fairly good at teaching and there is plenty to do between classes. Your money goes to different things that are a part of tuition such as library databases, software, and the wellness center that is free to use at anytime.

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  • 4
  • niki from ca
  • I am a current student here

    attending a cal state is one of the cheapest ways to get an education in california, but people know that csuf is a good school. getting an undergraduate degree here is similar to programs at other universities, but i hear great things from the graduate students. some people who have obtained their master's degree at csuf have gone on to become city managers and successful in their careers.

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