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Humboldt State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,627 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$10,948 on campus room & board
$1,544 books
$1,663 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$31,285 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,130 tuition
$10,948 on campus room & board
$1,544 books
$1,663 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,279 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
71% of students receive aid
44% get federal aid ($4,698 avg)
42% get state aid ($2,949 avg)
44% get institn'l aid ($5,279 avg)
57% get loans ($5,343 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 11.7% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.81% 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 $9,707 58%
Federal Grant Aid $4,698 44%
Pell Grants $4,571 44%
Other Federal Grants $1,362 4%
Institution Grant Aid $5,279 44%
State Grant Aid $2,949 42%
Student Loans $5,343 57%
Federal Loans $4,941 57%
Other Loans $9,148 3%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$1,000 - $2,500 R
$500 - $1,000 R R
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 Humboldt State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
(707) 826-3011


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Valentino from Arcata, CA
  • Jan-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Its a little pricey but if you get financial aid it is totally worth it. I love the breezy weather and awesome forests. Like i said early definite place to be if your interested in the Natural Sciences.

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  • Anon from Arcata, CA
  • Jul-21-2013 I am a current student here

    For what its worth the entire time I have been here has been amazing. Ranging from the classes to peoples attitude around town. However I would really recommend living off campus.

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