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California State University-Los Angeles Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,494 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$9,728 on campus room & board
$1,665 books
$629 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$29,152 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,130 tuition
$9,728 on campus room & board
$1,665 books
$629 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,345 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
88% of students receive aid
76% get federal aid ($4,913 avg)
46% get state aid ($2,478 avg)
68% get institn'l aid ($5,345 avg)
37% get loans ($3,851 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 10.1% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.01% 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 $10,609 80%
Federal Grant Aid $4,913 76%
Pell Grants $4,742 76%
Other Federal Grants $1,307 10%
Institution Grant Aid $5,345 68%
State Grant Aid $2,478 46%
Student Loans $3,851 37%
Federal Loans $3,672 37%
Other Loans $7,771 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-Los Angeles offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-3000


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Bee
  • Oct-11-2014 I am a past student here

    Great price compared to other four year universities in California.

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  • 3
  • Amanda from Covina, CA
  • Mar-03-2014 I am a current student here

    This would be considered an average school. There are many students so it does get a bit hectic when trying to get into classes. However, overall its a great price in comparison to other universities.

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  • 5
  • Jose from El Monte, CA
  • Aug-30-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    CSULA is a very adequate size campus that really is substantially student friendly, in a way that allows students to find their classes easier due to its compact yet adequate size. Including its environment, enriched in natures beautiful tree's, flowers, bushes, considering its located on a hill. But nonetheless, this college really tries to focus on aiding students any way possible with people friendly assistants standing by to answer any questions and leading students to a better route. One major thing that really stood out for me as a summer school program attendee was the facilitators, they are made up of students just like me, who in great part take their knowledge to educate those incoming students into achieving and succeeding, not only that, they inform us, students, about the possibilities and what is necessary to do in order to really gain something valuable from college to be taken by us and used in our daily lives. The fact that students don't fool around and actually place themselves as mentors really flabbergasted my view of CSULA.

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