Cost of Attendance

2018/2019 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 system-wide 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 system-wide 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 Freshman Undergraduate:

 

CA FRESHMAN ON CAMPUS

CA FRESHMAN LIVING/PARENT

NON-CA FRESHMAN ON CAMPUS

INTERNATIONAL FRESHMAN ON CAMPUS

REGISTRATION FEES*

$9,816

$9,816

$9,816

$9,816

NON-RES TUITION **

 

 

$11,880

$11,880

INTERNATIONAL FEE

 

 

 

$900

MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE (INT’L ONLY)

 

 

 

$1,165

TOTAL TUITION AND FEES

$9,816

$9,816

$21,696

$23,761

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKS

$1,599

$1,599

$1,599

$1,599

SUPPLIES

$342

$342

$342

$342

ROOM & MEALS

$13,794

$5,274

$13,794

$13,794

TRANSPORTATION

$1,284

$1,284

$1,284

$1,284

PERSONAL/MISC

$1,446

$1,479

$1,446

$1,446

ESTIMATED LOAN FEES

$72

$72

$72

$0

TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE

$28,353

$19,866

$40,233

$42,226

* 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.

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.

Price to Attend Cal Poly Continuing Undergraduate:

 

CA CONTINUING UNDERGRAD ON/OFF CAMPUS

CA CONTINUING UNDERGRAD LIVING/PARENT

NON-CA CONTINUING UNDERGRAD ON/OFF CAMPUS

CONTINUING INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRAD ON/OFF CAMPUS

REGISTRATION FEES*

$9,531

$9,531

$9,531

$9,531

NON-RES TUITION **

 

 

$11,880

$11,880

INTERNATIONAL FEE

 

 

 

$900

MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE (INT’L ONLY)

 

 

 

$1,165

TOTAL TUITION AND FEES

$9,531

$9,531

$21,411

$23,476

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKS

$1599

$1599

$1599

$1599

SUPPLIES

$342

$342

$342

$342

ROOM & MEALS

$14,007

$5,274

$14,007

$14,007

TRANSPORTATION

$1,284

$1,284

$1,284

$1,284

PERSONAL/MISC

$1,479

$1,479

$1,479

$1,479

ESTIMATED LOAN FEES

$72

$72

$72

$0

TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE

$28,314

$19,581

$40,194

$42,187

* 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.
 
Price to Attend Cal Poly New Undergraduate Transfer:

 

CA NEW UNDERGRAD TRANSFER ON/OFF CAMPUS

CA NEW UNDERGRAD TRANSFER LIVING/PARENT

NON-CA NEW UNDERGRAD TRANSFER ON/OFF CAMPUS

INTERNATIONAL NEW UNDERGRAD TRANSFER  ON/OFF CAMPUS

REGISTRATION FEES*

$9,816

$9,816

$9,816

$9,816

NON-RES TUITION **

 

 

$11,880

$11,880

INTERNATIONAL FEE

 

 

 

$900

MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE (INT’L ONLY)

 

 

 

$1,165

TOTAL TUITION AND FEES

$9,816

$9,816

$21,696

$23,761

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKS

$1599

$1599

$1599

$1599

SUPPLIES

$342

$342

$342

$342

ROOM & MEALS

$14,007

$5,274

$14,007

$14,007

TRANSPORTATION

$1,284

$1,284

$1,284

$1,284

PERSONAL/MISC

$1,479

$1,479

$1,479

$1,479

ESTIMATED LOAN FEES

$72

$72

$72

$0

TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE

$28,599

$19,866

$40,479

$42,472

* 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.
 
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Price to Attend Cal Poly New Credential and Graduate:

 

CA NEW CREDENTIAL ON/OFF CAMPUS

CA NEW GRADUATE ON/OFF CAMPUS

NON-CA NEW GRADUATE ON/OFF CAMPUS

INTERNATIONAL NEW GRADUATE ON/OFF CAMPUS

REGISTRATION FEES*

$10,734

$11,250

$11,250

$11,250

NON-RES TUITION **

 

 

$6,336

$6,336

INTERNATIONAL FEE

 

 

 

$900

MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE (INT’L ONLY)

 

 

 

$1165

TOTAL TUITION AND FEES

$10,734

$11,250

$17,586

$19,651

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKS

$1599

$1599

$1599

$1599

SUPPLIES

$342

$342

$342

$342

ROOM & MEALS

$14,007

$14,007

$14,007

$14,007

TRANSPORTATION

$1,284

$1,284

$1,284

$1,284

PERSONAL/MISC

$1,479

$1,479

$1,479

$1,479

ESTIMATED LOAN FEES

$72

$72

$72

$0

TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE

$29,517

$30,003

$36,369

$38,362

* Fees are based on full-time enrollment.
**Non-resident tuition is based on 8 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.
 
Price to Attend Cal Poly Continuing Credential and Graduate:

 

CA CONTINUING CREDENTIAL ON/OFF CAMPUS

CA CONTINUING GRADUATE ON/OFF CAMPUS

NON-CA CONTINUING GRADUATE ON/OFF CAMPUS

INTERNATIONAL CONTINUING GRADUATE ON/OFF CAMPUS

REGISTRATION FEES*

$10,449

$10,965

$10,965

$10,965

NON-RES TUITION **

 

 

$6,336

$6,336

INTERNATIONAL FEE

 

 

 

$900

MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE (INT’L ONLY)

 

 

 

$1137

TOTAL TUITION AND FEES

$10,449

$10,965

$17,301

$19,366

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKS

$1599

$1599

$1599

$1599

SUPPLIES

$342

$342

$342

$342

ROOM & MEALS

$14,007

$14,007

$14,007

$14,007

TRANSPORTATION

$1,284

$1,284

$1,284

$1,284

PERSONAL/MISC

$1,479

$1,479

$1,479

$1,479

ESTIMATED LOAN FEES

$72

$72

$72

$0

TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE

$29,232

$29,748

$36,084

$38,077

* Fees are based on full-time enrollment.
**Non-resident tuition is based on 8 units per quarter (Fall, Winter, and Spring) at $264 per unit. The 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.


Price to Attend Cal Poly MBA Programs:

 

MBA Accelerated (10 month program) – CA Resident

MBA Accelerated (10 month program) – Non-Resident

MBA Traditional (2 year program) – CA Resident

MBA Traditional (2 year program) – Non-Resident

International students, add to Non-Resident Costs:

REGISTRATION FEES*

$17,649

$17,649

$11,250

$11,250

 

NON-RES TUITION **

 $0

$12,672

$0

$6,336

 

PROFESSIONAL FEE

$8,640

$8,640

$5,400

$5,400

 

INTERNATIONAL FEE

$0

$0

$0

$0

$900

 

MANDATORY INTERNATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE

 $0

$0

$0

 

$1,165

TOTAL TUITION AND FEES

$26,289

$38,961

$16,650

$22,986

$2,065

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKS

$1599

$1599

$1599

$1599

 

SUPPLIES

$342

$342

$342

$342

 

ROOM & MEALS

$15,564

$15,564

$14,007

$14,007

 

TRANSPORTATION

$1,284

$1,284

$1,284

$1,284

 

PERSONAL/MISC

$1,479

$1,4792299

$1,479

$1,479

 

ESTIMATED LOAN FEES

$72

$72

$72

$72

 

TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE

$46,629

$59,301

$35,433

$41,769

 

Fees are based on full-time 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.


Price to Attend Other Cal Poly Orfalea Graduate Programs:

 

MS Accounting (10 month program)

MS Business Analytics (10 month program)

MS Packaging Value (10 month program – 100% online)

MS Quantitative Economics (10 month program)

MS Taxation (10 month program)

International students, add:

REGISTRATION FEES*

$24,000

$30,600

$28,000

$25,500

$24,000

 

OTHER FEES

$1,438

$1,438

$0

$1,438

$1,438

$900

MANDATORY INTERNATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$1165

TOTAL TUITION AND FEES

$25,438

$32,038

$28,000

$26,938

$25,438

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKS

$1599

$1599

$1599

$1599

$1599

 

SUPPLIES

$342

$342

$342

$342

$342

 

ROOM & MEALS

$15,564

$15,564

$0

$15,564

$15,564

 

TRANSPORTATION

$1,284

$1,284

$0

$1,284

$1,284

 

PERSONAL/MISC

$1,479

$1,479

$0

$1,479

$1,479

 

ESTIMATED LOAN FEES

$72

$72

$72

$72

$72

 

TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE

$45,778

$52,378

$30,013

$47,278

$45,778

 

Fees are based on full-time 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.

 

Price to Attend Cal Poly Special Graduate Programs:

 

MPS Dairy Products Technology (4 term program)

MPS Dairy Products Technology – Int’l

MS Fire Protection

MS Fire Protection – Int’l

MS Fire Protection – online program

REGISTRATION FEES*

$24,000

$24,000

$14,400

$14,400

$14,400

ADDITIONAL ON-CAMPUS FEES

$1,438

$1,438

$1,438

$1,438

$90

INTERNATIONAL FEE

$0

$900

$0

$900

$0

MANDATORY INTERNATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE

$0

$1165

$0

$1,165

$0

TOTAL TUITION AND FEES

$25,438

$27,503

$15,838

$17,903

$14,490

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKS

$0

$0

$1002

$1002

$1002

SUPPLIES

$324

$324

$0

$0

$0

ROOM & MEALS

$14,007

$14,007

$14,007

$14,007

$0

TRANSPORTATION

$1,284

$1,284

$1,284

$1,284

$0

PERSONAL/MISC

$1,479

$1,479

$1,479

$1,479

$0

ESTIMATED LOAN FEES

$72

 

$72

$0

$72

TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE

$42,604

$44,597

$33,682

$35,675

$15,564

Fees are based on full-time 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.

 

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