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*

$9,792

$9,792

$9,792

$9,792

NON-RES TUITION **

 

 

$11,880

$11,880

INTERNATIONAL FEE

 

 

 

$900

MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE (INT’L ONLY)

 

 

 

$1,137

TOTAL TUITION AND FEES

$9792

$9792

$21,672

$23,709

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKS

$1,599

$1,599

$1,599

$1,599

SUPPLIES

$342

$342

$342

$342

ROOM & MEALS

$13,761

$5,274

$13,761

$13,761

TRANSPORTATION

$1,284

$1,284

$1,284

$1,284

PERSONAL/MISC

$1,503

$1,503

$1,503

$1,503

ESTIMATED LOAN FEES

$72

$72

$72

$0

TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE

$28,353

$19,866

$40,233

$42,198

* 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 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*

$9,507

$9,507

$9,507

$9,507

NON-RES TUITION **

 

 

$11,880

$11,880

INTERNATIONAL FEE

 

 

 

$900

MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE (INT’L ONLY)

 

 

 

$1137

TOTAL TUITION AND FEES

$9,507

$9,507

$21,387

$23,424

 

 

 

 

 

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

$1,503

$1,503

$1,503

$1,503

ESTIMATED LOAN FEES

$72

$72

$72

$0

TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE

$28,314

$19,581

$40,194

$42,159

* 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*

$9,792

$9,792

$9,792

$9,792

NON-RES TUITION **

 

 

$11,880

$11,880

INTERNATIONAL FEE

 

 

 

$900

MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE (INT’L ONLY)

 

 

 

$1137

TOTAL TUITION AND FEES

$9,792

$9,792

$21,672

$23,709

 

 

 

 

 

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

$1,503

$1,503

$1,503

$1,503

ESTIMATED LOAN FEES

$72

$72

$72

$0

TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE

$28,599

$19,866

$40,479

$42,444

* 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 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*

$10,710

$11,226

$11,226

$11,226

NON-RES TUITION **

 

 

$6,336

$6,336

INTERNATIONAL FEE

 

 

 

$900

MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE (INT’L ONLY)

 

 

 

$1137

TOTAL TUITION AND FEES

$10,710

$11,226

$17,562

$19,599

 

 

 

 

 

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

$1,503

$1,503

$1,503

$1,503

ESTIMATED LOAN FEES

$72

$72

$72

$0

TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE

$29,517

$30,003

$36,369

$38,344

* 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.
MBA courses have an additional professional fee of $180/unit. 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.

 

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*

$10,425

$10,941

$10,941

$10,941

NON-RES TUITION **

 

 

$6,336

$6,336

INTERNATIONAL FEE

 

 

 

$900

MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE (INT’L ONLY)

 

 

 

$1137

TOTAL TUITION AND FEES

$10,425

$10,941

$17,277

$19,314

 

 

 

 

 

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

$1,503

$1,503

$1,503

$1,503

ESTIMATED LOAN FEES

$72

$72

$72

$0

TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE

$29,232

$29,748

$36,084

$38,049

* 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.
MBA courses have an additional professional fee of $180/unit. 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.

 

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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