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California State University-Long Beach Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,756 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$12,398 on campus room & board
$1,898 books and supplies
$988 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$31,916 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,632 tuition
$12,398 on campus room & board
$1,898 books and supplies
$988 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,589 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
79% of students receive aid
49% get federal aid ($4,858 avg)
63% get state aid ($2,344 avg)
39% get institn'l aid ($5,589 avg)
37% get loans ($5,347 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 1.17% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.421% 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 $7,964 76%
Federal Grant Aid $4,858 49%
Pell Grants $4,830 49%
Other Federal Grants $364 4%
Institution Grant Aid $5,589 39%
State Grant Aid $2,344 63%
Student Loans $5,347 37%
Federal Loans $4,925 37%
Other Loans $11,231 1%

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 University-Long Beach offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
(562) 985-4111
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State -
Out of State $372


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Jason from Lakewood, CA
  • Aug-21-2017 I am a past student here

    For a state school you will definitely get the most bang for your buck. Pretty good education, beautiful campus, extracurricular activities, and much cheaper than UC's and other private universities.

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  • 5
  • Leah from Bakersfield, CA
  • Jun-20-2017 I am a current student here

    This school is definitely more affordable than UC's or private universities, and it provides a great--if not greater--experience for what you're paying.

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  • 5
  • Gaby from San Diego, CA
  • Oct-26-2016 I am a current student here

    Bowling aisle. It is so much fun and they have great music too. There are so many things, you just have to look for them.

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  • 4
  • Jacky from Lancaster, CA
  • Apr-05-2015 I am a current student here

    CSULB was ranked #10 in the nation for how cheap it is, without depriving students of a quality education. The financial aid office is always ready for any questions, and there are lots of workshops to attend if you still have questions. Need I say more?

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Feb-07-2015 I am a current student here

    You will never regret coming to school at Long Beach both because of great professors and great students which will help you make life-long connections.

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