California State University-Channel Islands
Camarillo, CA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$15,491
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$11,844
$30k - $48k
$13,024
$48k - $75k
$16,838
$75k - $110k
$21,212
$110k+
$23,739
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,817
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$18,697
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,746
Books and Supplies
$2,002
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
51%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,747
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
51%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,823
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,356
Students receiving state aid
57%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,322
Students receiving federal aid
52%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,823

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
47%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,742
Students receiving federal loans
46%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,216
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,657
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,459
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$159

What Students Are Saying

3.60 Average Rating
Financially many of the students do get a lot of help with the fees for the school. In my opinion most of which get most of the help are the local students.
Jose from Oxnard, CA
You are paying to go to a CSU, but you get a private school experience. You actually get to know the professor and vice versa. Most of my professors remember my name. Housing is way to expensive.
Kelly
It is great for the price.
Sara from North Hollywood, CA
The market in the town center (which is basically where our mini Market, Subway, and Juice It Up, aka Jamba Juice) is expensive for someone without any type of income. Flex cash that those who dorm have can be spent in the places in the town center. But if you really want milk with your cereal you're going to have to pay about 4 to 5 bucks for a half gallon.
Karina from Gardena, CA
CSUCI also has a great brand new library. It is such a beautiful building, it is almost made entirely of glass. Anywhere you stand in the library you can see outside. It's amazing! We also have a great database for research, so if you need to find journal reviews or case studies, you will always find something there.
Helen from Hawthorne, CA
Attending this university you really are going to get the most for your money. You are paying a considerably minimal tuition fee but are getting those small classes with 20-30 kids max in each course, thus you are getting the one on one time with a professor that you just don't get anywhere else. You have the opportunity to meet top administrators and speak with them about just about anything on your mind and they take the time to actually listen to you. Not only that but you have to opportunity to make this university and your college experience into what you want it to be because it is a growing university and it wants your opinion.
Chantyl from Stockton, CA
i would say its completely worth the money, the college experience is worth the cash.
Breeanna from La Verne, CA
i am surprised that the tuition is this low for the quality that is given. love it!
Frank from Port Hueneme, CA
Definitely one of the most affordable schools in Southern California. I'm shocked at how high-quality our school is technologically, yet how affordable it is too! Worth every penny!
Amara from Ojai, CA

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