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California State University-Fullerton Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,455 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$11,540 on campus room & board
$1,720 books
$723 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$31,113 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,130 tuition
$11,540 on campus room & board
$1,720 books
$723 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,979 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
65% of students receive aid
40% get federal aid ($4,556 avg)
39% get state aid ($2,795 avg)
36% get institn'l aid ($4,979 avg)
35% get loans ($5,309 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 10.5% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.58% 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 $9,544 49%
Federal Grant Aid $4,556 40%
Pell Grants $4,538 40%
Other Federal Grants $1,210 1%
Institution Grant Aid $4,979 36%
State Grant Aid $2,795 39%
Student Loans $5,309 35%
Federal Loans $4,841 35%
Other Loans $11,091 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) 278-2011


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Sam
  • Nov-23-2014 I am a current student here

    I really like my professors. I can live at the library. Tuition is much lower than UC schools. It's a little above $3000 right now. Some free software and free OCTA bus pass.

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  • 5
  • Student from Anaheim, CA
  • May-25-2014 I am a current student here

    If you get financial aid that is great, if not there are many scholarships and on-campus jobs. Overall you get what you pay for a degree from here can lead to a lot.

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  • 5
  • James from Downey, CA
  • May-16-2014 I am a current student here

    After finishing most of my GEs and starting my major, I find it difficult to imagine a more well-rounded, politically centered campus and faculty. I also cannot imagine what more I could learn for more money. For under $8,000 a year, I cannot find a fault. I would be happy paying many times more than I do for this education, and I fully believe that this college rivals all but the finest UCs at a fraction of the cost.

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