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Estimated Expenses

Students should be prepared to meet expenses for fees within 30 days of registration. Books should be purchased when classes begin. Other expenses are ongoing and must be anticipated monthly and included in the total cost of attendance. Expenses generally go up an average three to four percent per year. Actual costs depend upon where the student lives and if there are dependent children. Financial aid programs are designed to help students meet standard University‑related expenses during the academic year. The following budgets will assist students in planning costs for average expenses: (Costs include University fees, books and supplies, room and board, personal miscellaneous and transportation based on 2010‑2011 CSULB budgets.)

  • Undergraduate living at home with parents (nine month term): $14,336
  • Undergraduate living in a residence hall (nine month term): $20,780
  • Single undergraduate living off-campus (apartment, house nine month term, assumes shared housing): $20,770

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