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California State University-Northridge Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,454 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$12,404 on campus room & board
$1,754 books
$824 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$32,112 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,130 tuition
$12,404 on campus room & board
$1,754 books
$824 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,421 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
74% of students receive aid
59% get federal aid ($4,877 avg)
41% get state aid ($2,427 avg)
51% get institn'l aid ($5,421 avg)
38% get loans ($4,782 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 10.2% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.05% 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 $10,539 63%
Federal Grant Aid $4,877 59%
Pell Grants $4,743 59%
Other Federal Grants $542 15%
Institution Grant Aid $5,421 51%
State Grant Aid $2,427 41%
Student Loans $4,782 38%
Federal Loans $4,628 38%
Other Loans $9,819 1%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$250 - $1,500 Y N Y N
$3,000 R Y N
$250 - $1,500 N R N Y
$5,000 N R Y N
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-Northridge offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 677-1200


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Future Educator
  • Jan-08-2015 I am a current student here

    There are specials in the restaurants where for $5 you can buy breakfast, lunch or dinner, or simply some snacks. Not to mention the facilities are always clean as well as the bathrooms. I once bought a very big slice of pizza and a medium soda for $5. It was delicious.

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  • 4
  • Peter from Poway, CA
  • Oct-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Definitely as a film school, although the equipment and quality of staff may be lower than a top tier school, you will still get a good education and learn all the same things everyone else at the other schools will, and you'll get out with a lot less debt.

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  • 4
  • Kelley from Granada Hills, CA
  • Oct-07-2014 I am a current student here

    CSUN has a good vibe. The student, professors, and administrators are upbeat and just plain nice. I'm a foodie, so I love the on and off campus food available in the area. I take the bus to and from school, and the route is easy and cheap. I love going to college more than I thought I would.

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