Cost of Attendance

 

2017/2018 Cal Poly Student Costs
 

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).

Budgets are estimated and subject to change.

Price to Attend Cal Poly Undergraduate:

 

California
Undergraduate

On/Off Campus

California
Living

w/Parent

Non-California
On/Off Campus

Undergraduate
International
On/Off Campus

Registration Fees*

$9,432

$9,432

$9,432

$9,432

Non-Res Tuition**

 

 

$11,880

$11,880

International Fee

 

 

 

$900

mANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE (INTL ONLY)      
$1137

Total Annual Tuition and Fees

$9,432

$9,432

$21,312

$23,349

Other Estimated Costs Undergraduate:

 

CA
Undergraduate

On/Off Campus

CA
Living w/Parent

Non-CA
On/Off Campus

Undergraduate
International
On/Off Campus

Books

$1,560

$1,560

$1,560

$1,560

Supplies

$324

$324

$324

$324

Room & Board

$13,116

$5,094

$13,116

$13,116

Transportation

$1,254

$1,254

$1,254

$1,254

Personal / Misc.

$1,467

$1,467

$1,467

$1,467

Estimated Loan Fees

$72

$72

$72

$0

Total of "Price to Attend Cal Poly" plus "Other Estimated Costs" Undergraduate:

 

California
Undergraduate

On/Off Campus

California
Living w/Parent

Non- California
On/Off Campus

Undergraduate
International
On/Off Campus

Total

$27,225

$19,203

$39,105

$41,070

* Fees are based on full-time enrollment.
**Non-resident tuition is based on 15 units per quarter (Fall, Winter and Spring) at $264 per unit. Actual amount will vary depending on quarterly enrollment.
Registration fees are estimated and subject to state budget approval.
Housing and meal costs are estimated.
Federal Loan borrowers have estimated loan fees added to the cost of attendance.
 

See your estimated costs after your financial aid estimate eligibility is taken into consideration:
Cal Poly's Net Price Calculator

Price to Attend Cal Poly Credential and Graduate:

 

Credential
California
On/Off Campus

Grad
California
On/Off Campus

Grad
Non-California
On/Off Campus

Grad
International
On/Off Campus

Registration Fees*

$10,350

$10,866

$10,866

$10,866

Non-Res Tuition***

 

 

$6,336

$6,336

International Fee

 

 

 

$900

mANDATORY hEALTH iNSURANCE (INTL ONLY)      
$1,137

Total Annual Tuition and Fees

$10,350

$10,866

$17,202

$19,239

Other Estimated Costs Credential and Graduate:

 

Credential
California
On/Off Campus

Grad
California
On/Off Campus

Grad
Non- California
On/Off Campus

Grad
International
On/Off Campus

Books

$1,560

$1,560

$1,560

$1,560

Supplies

$324

$324

$324

$324

Room & Board

$13,116

$13,116

$13,116

$13,116

Transportation

$1,254

$1,254

$1,254

$1,254

Personal / Misc.

$1,467

$1,467

$1,467

$1,467

Estimated Loan Fees

$72

$72

$72

$0

Total of "Price to Attend Cal Poly" plus "Other Estimated Costs" Credential and Graduate:

 

Credential
California
On/Off Campus

Grad
California
On/Off Campus

Grad
Non- California
On/Off Campus

Grad
International
On/Off Campus

Total

$28,143

$28,659

$34,995

$36,960

  1. Fees are based on full-time enrollment.
  2. Non-resident tuition for graduate students based on 8 units per quarter (Fall, Winter, and Spring) at $264 per unit. The actual amount will vary based on quarterly enrollment.
  3. MBA courses have an additional professional fee of $180/unit.
  4. Specialized MS programs at Orfalea College of Business (OCOB) have a different fee structure; see the OCOB website for details.  

Registration fees are estimated and subject to state budget approval.
Housing and meal costs are estimated.
Federal Loan borrowers have estimated loan fees added to the cost of attendance.
 

See your estimated costs after your financial aid estimate eligibility is taken into consideration:
Cal Poly's Net Price Calculator

In accordance with California Assembly Bill 990, Cal Poly must provide information on the typical market cost of a one bedroom apartment in the San Luis Obispo area.

Typical 1 Bedroom apartment:  $1350 per month

The Room and Board expenses included in the off-campus Cost of Attendance represent the typical costs students pay when enrolled at Cal Poly. Actual costs of room and board will vary.  Many students living off-campus have roommates in order to keep their housing costs more affordable.

 

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