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Credential Costs Overview

A Cost of Attendance, or budget, is broadly defined as the average cost to attend CSULB for one 9-month academic year consisting of the Fall and Spring semesters. Budgets include tuition and an estimate of average costs for books and supplies, room and board, transportation and personal expenses. Below are the tuition and cost estimates for an academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), as of February 11, 2019.

For informational purposes only: In accordance with California Assembly Bill 990 California State University, Long Beach provides the typical market cost of a one bedroom apartment in the Long Beach area: 1 Bedroom: $1,824 per month

 

California Residents

Amounts below are based on full-time enrollment (12 units per semester). 

2019-2020 CSULB Costs of Attendance (for estimating purposes only)
  Live with Family
(Commuter)
Live On
Campus
Live Off
Campus
Tuition & Fees $7,752 $7,752 $7,752
Additional Costs ** $11,570 $18,516 $20,488
Total $19,322 $26,268 $28,240

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).

Non-California Residents

Amounts below are based on enrollment in 11 units per semester.

2019-2020 CSULB Costs of Attendance (for estimating purposes only)
  Live with Family
(Commuter)
Live
On Campus
Live
Off Campus
Tuition & Fees $16,464 $16,464 $16,464
Additional Costs ** $11,570 $18,516 $20,488
Total $28,034 $34,980 $36,952

*Non-Resident students are assessed the CA Resident Tuition and Fees, plus an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition. The figure above is based on enrollment in 22 units for the academic year - 11 units per semester.

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).

What are my additional costs?

The following items are included in the “Additional Costs” listed in the chart above.

Room & Board
The average cost per academic year to live in Long Beach while attending CSULB. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances. All amounts for Off-Campus assume a roommate.

Books & Supplies
The average cost of books and supplies per academic year.

Transportation
The average cost of travelling to allowance provided to assist students who require transportation to campus from out of town and vice versa, not to maintain a vehicle.

Personal Expenses
The average amount for personal expenses—from clothing and laundry to going to a movie or buying a pizza—each year.