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Cost of Attendance: Graduate and Doctoral Students

2024-25 Standard Costs for California Residents

Note: Amounts in the table reflect full-time enrollment for the 9-month academic year. Less than full-time enrollment may change amounts listed below. All costs are subject to change without notice.

  Living with parents
Living in
university housing
Living off campus
Basic tuition and fees* $10,252 $10,252 $10,252
Books, supplies $946 $946 $946
Food, housing $9,010 $23,030 $17,672
Transportation $2,472 $1,172 $2,468
Miscellaneous, personal $2,550 $2,214 $2,908
Total academic year $25,230 $37,614 $34,246

* Please see additional costs at the bottom of this page.

2023-24 Standard Costs for California Residents

Note: Amounts in the table reflect full-time enrollment for the 9-month academic year. Less than full-time enrollment may change amounts listed below. All costs are subject to change without notice.

  Living with parents
Living in
university housing
Living off campus
Basic tuition and fees* $9,724 $9,724 $9,724
Books, supplies $908 $908 $908
Food, housing $10,930 $21,629 $17,110
Transportation $2,348 $1,114 $2,344
Miscellaneous, personal $2,452 $2,130 $2,796
Total academic year $26,362 $35,505 $32,882

* Loan fees charged by the U.S. Department of Education are not included in the above standard cost of attendance. However, if you choose to borrow a 2024-2025 Federal Direct Loan, your cost of attendance will be adjusted. Per federal regulation, the amounts are based on the average federal student loan fee amounts for the previous academic year. Your actual loan fees will vary depending on the amount you borrow. Your cost of attendance will be increased by $175 if you borrow a graduate unsubsidized federal Direct Loan and $622 if you borrow a federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan.

Additional Costs

*Education and physical therapy doctoral programs have different tuition and fee costs.

*First-Year Experience (FYE) Fee: $324

*Graduate Student Experience Program Fees: $324

*Business students in selected programs: add $285 per unit.

*Nonresident tuition: Add $420 per unit to the basic tuition and fees listed above.

* In addition to the above, out-of-state students admitted in Fall 2024 will also pay a Non Resident Campus fee of $1,000 per semester ($2,000 per academic year). Students admitted Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or Summer 2024 pay $500 per semester ($1,000 per academic year).

*Health Insurance: For information on the optional Graduate Student Health Insurance Program, please visit the website.  

*Imperial Valley Campus: For 2024-25 subtract $1,230 and for 2023-24 subtract $1,274 from the basic tuition and fees listed above.

Official university tuition and fees can be found on the University Bursar's Office website.

Fees subject to change

Please note:  The California State University (CSU) makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).