Cost of Attendance
In order to treat all students equally, standardized budgets (Cost of Attendance) are established and applied to all applicants. This means all students with similar circumstances will receive the same allowance for tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, personal expenses, and transportation.
Other expenses may include, but are not limited to, dependent care, vocational/technical, and disability related expenses. Exceptions may be made to the budget in cases where need can be shown and documented. If you are paying for other expenses such as child care during the academic year, contact the Financial Aid Office to request an adjustment.
The Cost of Attendance is based on the Student Expenses and Resources Survey (SEARS) data and updated for three years of inflation using the estimated California Consumer Price Index.
The table to follow shows the estimated 2023-2024 nine-month Cost of Attendance budget for a California resident. Tuition and Fees are considered as direct expenses, while Books/Supplies, Living Expenses (housing and food), Transportation and Personal are considered indirect expenses.
(living with parents)
|Off Campus (not living
|Tuition & Fees
|Books & Supplies
|Room and Board
Other categories may be added to the Cost of Attendance, such as:
- Non-resident tuition cost plus $46 enrollment fee and other fees such as health fee, student rep fee and ASO fee
- Child Care cost of $1,000 annually
- Direct Loan Origination/Insurance Fee - determined annually