California State University-Fresno
Fresno, 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.
$5,872
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$3,477
$30k - $48k
$4,725
$48k - $75k
$7,936
$75k - $110k
$12,925
$110k+
$15,338
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.
$6,587
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.
$18,467
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.
$10,587
Books and Supplies
$1,918
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
72%
Need Met
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.
57%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,267
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.
57%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,134
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,040
Students receiving state aid
70%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,484
Students receiving federal aid
63%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,134
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$149,580,889
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$10,530,138

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.
25%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,816
Students receiving federal loans
25%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,497
Average Other Loans Per Year
$8,518
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.
$11,342
Loan Default Rate
5%
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.
$153

What Students Are Saying

3.55 Average Rating
If you don't have a laptop, they let you borrow one (very helpful), also there are always professors or tutors willing to help (within their time).
Zachary from Fresno, CA
Definitely if you have financial need our campus offers a variety of scholarships, and you may think they are fake and that they don't really give them out. But they do give them out, I personally have not applied from them, but I have friends who have and they do receive the money. Plus if you are running low on money and cannot afford a laptop the library will gladly lend you one with a student id of course. They have your choice of Dell or Mac.
Virginia from San Clemente, CA
If you are looking to save money, this is definitely a top choice for a college. Despite the budget cuts, tuition has stayed relatively low which is phenomenal.
Constantine from Fresno, CA
fresno have tons of scholarships they are offering to stusents every where. Also,you may get a full ride if you apply for scholarships.
Darius from Gardena, CA
affordable school compared to other places, even though tuition is going up
Brittany from Fresno, CA
There is a lot of housing for students within 2 miles of campus that is very affordable and convenient.
Kaitlan from Santa Maria, CA
College in California is expensive, but Fresno State is definitely worth the amount. They offer a variety of classes, and do the best they can to work around the budget cuts and offer the classes that students need.
Malissa from Lemoore, CA