California State University-Sacramento
Sacramento, 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.
$9,733
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$6,328
$30k - $48k
$7,170
$48k - $75k
$11,323
$75k - $110k
$15,949
$110k+
$18,348
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.
$7,310
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.
$19,190
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.
$14,900
Books and Supplies
$1,918
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@csus.edu

Aid & Grants

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100
60%
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.
52%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,984
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.
52%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,900
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,620
Students receiving state aid
68%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,355
Students receiving federal aid
55%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,900
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.
$154,711,212
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$4,337,226

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.
34%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,109
Students receiving federal loans
34%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,843
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,804
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.
$12,500
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.
$162

What Students Are Saying

3.58 Average Rating
I rate this as fair. CSUS is cheaper than private and university, but the cost of going to school keeps increasing and the financial aid isn't.
Kari from Dixon, CA
You get a lot of services for what you pay for, such as THE WELL(best part), health services, beautiful campus, rich courses...
Mira from Stockton, CA
I'm not sure what THAT means, but my financial aid basically covers my whole tuition!
Judy from Sacramento, CA
The tuition costs have gone up quite a bit and classes have been cut. It costs less than other universities, however I would love to see more majors in certain general majors, such as Theatre.
Kristina from Sacramento, CA
This area's tough because all schools are becoming more and more expensive. Living on campus, I am paying roughly 20,000 this year as a freshman. It is great compared to some other schools, however, it is still alot (for me, a college teen). I feel financial aid and scholarships, however, are wonderful in helping out with my costs. I have had to pay much less than 20,000 out of my own pocket. Definately take advantage of every sort of financial aid possible!
Megan from Lathrop, CA
Seeing as tuition is about the same when compared to any other CSU why not choose Sac? You get to have both, rural and urban lifestyles while being in the state's capital.
Jesus from Orosi, CA
As I said, they just opened up the well, so that, in itself makes this school worth it to me. But if that is not your interest, we are also entitled to two free massages per semester, the clinic is free, there is a game room, as I mentioned, there are events and activities after school on a regular basis, the classes are not too difficult, and if there is one causing you problems, you can always go to any of the on campus programs offering help.
Sergio from French Camp, CA