- 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-Fullerton Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,808 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$12,816 on campus room & board
$1,806 books and supplies
$714 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$31,968 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,632 tuition
$12,816 on campus room & board
$1,806 books and supplies
$714 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
Get Your Estimated Cost

Colleges like California State University-Fullerton 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

$5,147 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
66% of students receive aid
41% get federal aid ($4,579 avg)
42% get state aid ($2,976 avg)
33% get institn'l aid ($5,147 avg)
35% get loans ($5,450 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 9.02% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.75% 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 $9,583 51%
Federal Grant Aid $4,579 41%
Pell Grants $4,548 41%
Other Federal Grants $785 2%
Institution Grant Aid $5,147 33%
State Grant Aid $2,976 42%
Student Loans $5,450 35%
Federal Loans $4,933 35%
Other Loans $12,937 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
  • 2
  • Taylor from Monterey Park, CA
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    The academic rigor is only slightly higher than that of a community college. I wouldn't recommend it if you are strapped for cash. It's definitely not that much better than a community college academics wise. If you chose to attend a Cal State, do it for the campus life and college experience rather than anything else.

    Read More
  • 4
  • Cinthia from Los Angeles, CA
  • Jul-25-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Fullerton is awesome they come up with a payment plan for you if you don't have enough funds to pay for college

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More