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California State University, Fullerton

Exchange Student Estimated Budget

While Cal State Fullerton tuition fees are waived for exchange students, participants must show proof that they have the available funds to support themselves for the entire length of the exchange program at Cal State Fullerton. Exchange students are not eligible for financial aid through CSUF and should not rely on working to support themselves during their studies. The cost of living can be expensive in California but your expenses will vary depending on your choice of accommodation and your personal spending habits. The amounts listed below are average expenses. You are required to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to cover these amounts:

Estimated Expenses One semester (5 months) Two semesters (10 months)
Living expenses (variable) $8,306 $16,612
Health Insurance * $504 $989
Book/Supplies/Tests (Variable) $860 $1,720
Total (estimated) $9,670 $19,321

* Health insurance premiums may change each year.

All exchange students should register in a maximum of 12 units of classes. If your home institution requires you to enroll in 15 units, you must submit a letter from your home institution exchange student coordinator to verify the requirement. Exchange students are not allowed to enroll in more than 15 units of classes.

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Revised — August 2014