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Exceptional Value

The value we deliver to our students is core to our founding principles and part of our legacy. Offering a remarkable depth and breadth of educational programs with tuition fees well below the national average – while being recognized as a top institution in the West for students graduating with the least debt – are achievements we hold high.

Least Debt: No. 2

Cal State Fullerton has the second lowest percentage of graduates with debt among regional universities in the West.


Financial Aid Chart

of students receive financial aid



$5.8 million
in loans, grants and scholarships to students last year




Low Cost For Students



CSUF "net price" paid by full-time in-state undergraduates
* estimate



CSUF "sticker price" charged to full-time in-state undergraduates



National average public-university "sticker price" charged to full-time in-state undergraduates

36% Higher Earnings

As just one assessment of student outcomes, CSUF graduates earn more than the national average.


CSUF graduate


National graduates





Low Student Indebtedness

Average % of freshmen assuming loans
CSUF $14,965 42
California Average $21,381 55
National Public 4 Year $25,901 60
National Private (Not-for-Profit) 4 Year $29,657 64

Cost of Attendance

Costs listed below are for Fall 2017 and are subject to change.
For latest update, visit Student Financial Services »


  • $3,415 enrolled in 7 or more units
  • $2,209 enrolled in 6 or fewer units


Note: $270 additional cost per unit for graduate students in the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics

  • $4,132 enrolled in 7 or more units
  • $2,626 enrolled in 6 or fewer units

International & Nonresidents

  • $9,355 undergraduate enrolled in 15 units
  • $10,074 graduate for semester of study


  • $3,874 enrolled in 7 or more units
  • $2,476 enrolled in 6 or fewer units


  • $6,463 enrolled in Ed.D.
  • $8,179 enrolled in DNP


The 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).