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California State University-Long Beach Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,018 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$11,300 on campus room & board
$1,666 books
$580 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$30,676 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,130 tuition
$11,300 on campus room & board
$1,666 books
$580 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,507 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
72% of students receive aid
48% get federal aid ($4,578 avg)
41% get state aid ($2,969 avg)
40% get institn'l aid ($5,507 avg)
40% get loans ($5,225 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 12.3% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.52% 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 $9,725 58%
Federal Grant Aid $4,578 48%
Pell Grants $4,544 48%
Other Federal Grants $420 5%
Institution Grant Aid $5,507 40%
State Grant Aid $2,969 41%
Student Loans $5,225 40%
Federal Loans $4,943 40%
Other Loans $9,386 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 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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  • 4
  • Brandon Fonseca
  • Dec-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Tuition compared to many schools is good and affordable. The experiences on campus and the professors CSULB provides, are more than worth the cost.

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  • 5
  • Chibi from Long Beach, CA
  • Nov-11-2014 I am a current student here

    If you're looking for job opportunities, then we have quite a few workfairs for you. And if you're not sure what to do there, we have workshops to tell you how to dress and what to put on your resume, and the professors will sometimes give you tips too. You can even get a part-time job on campus at the many stores and restaurants. Oh and remember that great gym I told you about? Well, it's services are FREE for students! And if you need help getting around campus, we have a shuttle service to take you where you need to go.

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