California State University-San Bernardino

San Bernardino, 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.
$8,519
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$6,354
$30k - $48k
$6,802
$48k - $75k
$10,115
$75k - $110k
$14,265
$110k+
$17,580
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.
$6,922
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.
$18,802
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.
$12,711
Books and Supplies
$1,917
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: moreinfo@info.csusb.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
78%
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.
64%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,287
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.
64%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,888
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,287
Students receiving state aid
74%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,409
Students receiving federal aid
68%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,888
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.
$501,945
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$6,621,036

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.
31%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,610
Students receiving federal loans
30%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,519
Average Other Loans Per Year
$6,193
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.
$12,832
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.
$159

What Students Are Saying

3.77 Average Rating
California State University of San Bernardino is a little expensive but it is an education WORTH paying for. Also, nearly everyone I know there receives scholarships and grants to pay for most if not all of it. Make sure you fill out the CSUSB scholarship application because I've heard they're very liberal in awarding scholarships. I recommend renting books if tuition costs are a little much for you. They also have great book buyback programs as well.
Corri from Provo, UT
Going to CSUSB is not as expensive as other CSU's and it is a great environment to experience. The campus is small, but really beautiful and green. You can see the mountains in the background and in the winter you can see the mountains with snow. The people are friendly and active and the teachers really care about my education. I am from San Diego, so I came two hours away to a new place to meet new people and start somewhere new; and so far it has been one of my best experiences yet.
Ruth from San Diego, CA
Tuition is very convenient for all types of income. I come from a low income family, but with my good grades and community involvement, Financial Aide covers my costs. CSUSB is worth every penny.
Sandy from Apple Valley, CA
Doming is chep and it is very low on cost compare to other cal states.
Jovany from Los Angeles, CA
The school is very affordable, substantially so when compared to the UC system and private college. Though like many of the California Universities, tuition costs are currently on the rise and it is definitely putting more of a strain on your budget. Books are also pretty expensive, however, this would apply to just about any college. You still get a great education for an affordable price!
Joseph from Rialto, CA
I didn't get all the financial aid that I thought I would, but CSUSB still offers plenty of financial aid for those in need.
Alyson from Riverside, CA
It's particularly cheap compared to other cal states and the small classes with acutal interaction with the profesors is a great plus.
Erick from Riverside, CA