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Cost of Attendance: 2013-2014

What is the Cost of Attendance Budget?

The Cost of Attendance Budget (COA) is an estimate of the annual cost associated with attending the University for one academic year. There are (3) standard budgets: Commuter (with parent), on-campus, and off-campus.  In addition to tuition fees, each budget contains student expense allowances for books and supplies, room and board, miscellaneous/personal, and transportation.  The average student expenses will vary from student to student depending on his/her living arrangements and individual needs. The tables below provide the estimated cost of attendance amounts for the academic year and actual costs may differ on an individual basis.  Additionally, the CSU listed fees should be regarding as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.

What Fee and Mandatory Fee Components

Tuition Fee Other Mandatory CSULA Campus Based Fees
  • Assessed amounts determined by enrollment standing – undergraduate, credential, or graduate/masters.  Tuition fees are based on amounts approved by the CSU Board of Trustees.
  • Number of units attempting: 0 – 6 or 6.1 units or more
  • California residency status
  • Health Facilities
  • Athletics
  • Associated Student Body
  • University-Student Union
  • Instructionally Related Activities
  • Student Health Services
  • Student Success Fee

For more information visit http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/sfinserv/index.php and select the link for the Cashier’s Office.

Cost of Attendance Budget: California Residents **
  Commuter  On-Campus  Off-Campus
Tuition and Mandatory Fees*  $ 6,335  $ 6,335  $ 6,335
Books and Supplies  $ 1,788 $ 1,788 $ 1,788
Room and Board  $ 4,518   $ 10,851  $ 12,756
Miscellaneous/Personal  $ 1,335   $ 1,335  $ 1,335
Transportation  $ 1,494  $ 1,386   $ 1,455
TOTAL  $ 15,470 $ 21,695  $ 23,669

*Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Tuition and Mandatory Fees total $7,601.  Credential Tuition and Mandatory Fees total $7,211.
*Graduate Business Professional students add an additional $169 per unit.
**This budget is subject to change.

Cost of Attendance Budget: NON-Residents
  Commuter  On-Campus  Off-Campus
Tuition and Mandatory Fees*  $ 15,263  $ 15,263  $ 15,263
Books and Supplies  $ 1,788  $ 1,788   $ 1,788
Room and Board $ 4,518 $ 10,851   $ 12,756
Miscellaneous/Personal  $ 1,335  $ 1,335  $ 1,335
Transportation $ 1,494  $ 1,386 $ 1,455
TOTAL  $  24,398   $ 30,625 $ 32,597

Non-resident students are assessed an additional $248 per unit.  The standard budget listed above assumes enrollment in 12 units each quarter (36 units total for the academic year).

*Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate Tuition and Mandatory Fees total $16,529.  Credential Tuition and Mandatory Fees total $16,139.
*Graduate Business Professional students add an additional $169 per unit.
**This budget is subject to change.

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Last Update: 04/17/2014