California State University-Northridge

Northridge, 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.
$5,703
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$3,181
$30k - $48k
$4,387
$48k - $75k
$8,865
$75k - $110k
$13,225
$110k+
$15,220
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.
$6,893
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.
$18,773
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.
$11,122
Books and Supplies
$2,002
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financial.aid@csun.edu

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.
54%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,782
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.
54%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,094
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,574
Students receiving state aid
73%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,267
Students receiving federal aid
62%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,094
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.
$195,921,410
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$11,120,029

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.
32%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,644
Students receiving federal loans
32%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,473
Average Other Loans Per Year
$8,576
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.
$11,000
Loan Default Rate
6%
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.
$147

What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
Classes can be hard to obtain because of the large amount of students attending. I've had to take a couple filler classes because I couldn't get into the ones I wanted.
Caitlin from Palmdale, CA
Tut ion can fully be covered by FAFSA, and everything is included! Plus free stuff!!
Jennifer from Pacoima, CA
Its fun, less expensive, cool resources, lots of activities, and awesome when you dorm at campus. Perfect For You !
Melisa from Los Angeles, CA
Many people believe that to get a top of the line education you have to attend prestigious universities such as USC, UCLA, UCSD or even Ivy League colleges like Harvard or Yale. Not true! CSUN has professors who have taught at universities such as UC Berkeley and Harvard right here on campus. It is a myth that if you go to a university you'll be in a classroom with 200 other students with a boring teacher who doesn't even care about your education. This is so wrong! Many of the classroom settings at CSUN are small and intimate and you have opportunities to really bond with your professors. Did I mention that tuition is only around $4000 a semester? Some of the most successful people in America have come right out of CSUN. It just goes to show how the professors and staff at CSUN shape students to be successful in life after college.
Estelle robinson
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.
Future Educator
If you wish to earn a BS or BA the CSUN tuition is pretty low when compared to other universities in the state of California. I suggest that you read exactly what you are paying for, because there is a lot of free stuff that you already paid for, and if you don't use it, you are not getting your bang for your buck.
Bryan from Woodland Hills, CA
A lot cheaper than UC's with the same education.
Kirk from Northridge, CA
At California State University, Northridge you really do receive your bang for the buck. The price of tuition is definitely worth it because you are receiving the same or better quality education as you would receive at a University of California campus. There is an unlimited amount of resources here on campus which gives you every opportunity to do well.
Austin from Glendale, CA