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Humboldt State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,507 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$12,638 on campus room & board
$1,660 books and supplies
$1,737 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$32,667 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,632 tuition
$12,638 on campus room & board
$1,660 books and supplies
$1,737 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,285 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
81% of students receive aid
54% get federal aid ($4,971 avg)
63% get state aid ($2,749 avg)
50% get institn'l aid ($5,285 avg)
60% get loans ($5,542 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.302% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.118% 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 $9,650 73%
Federal Grant Aid $4,971 54%
Pell Grants $4,870 54%
Other Federal Grants $2,104 3%
Institution Grant Aid $5,285 50%
State Grant Aid $2,749 63%
Student Loans $5,542 60%
Federal Loans $5,059 59%
Other Loans $12,051 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
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State -
Out of State $372


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Elizabeth from California Central Valley
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    This is the only thing I will rate with more than 3 stars, since all it take to determine a price is eyes and the internet. Tuition at HSU is pretty low cost compared to most other colleges. However, housing and meal plans are a little expensive. For pricing in that area go to

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  • 4
  • Valentino from Arcata, CA
  • 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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