How much does it cost to attend CSUMB?

Tuition and fees consist of the registration fee and other campus activity and facility fees. The amount a student must pay is based on the following:

  • Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-Bac status
  • Number of units attempting 
  • California residency status

For more information regarding Registration Fees, see Fees and Charges.

Average student expenses also vary depending on living arrangements. The table below shows the 2014-2015 Costs of Attendance for Full Time Undergraduate Students. While students' actual costs may differ, these are pre-set amounts that we also use to calculate overall Financial Aid eligibility. A student cannot receive Financial Aid higher than their Cost of Attendance.

The figures for Tuition & Mandatory Fees displayed below reflect the amounts approved by the CSU Board of Trustees on November 6, 2012.

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 initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, 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.

             CSUMB CA Resident Undergraduate 2014-2015 Cost of Attendance
 Expenses With Parent On Campus Off Campus
Tuition Fees (6.1 units or more) $5,963 $5,963 $5,963
Room and Board $4,599 $10,112 $13,051
Books & Supplies $1,288 $1,288 $1,288
Personal $1,365 $1,365 $1,365
Transportation $1,495 $900 $1,457
Total $14,710 $19,628 $23,124

Non-Resident students are assessed an additional $372 per unit. Full Time Graduate/Post Baccalaureate Annual Tuition Fees total $7,229. Full Time Credential Annual Tuition Fees total $6,839.

What payment options are available?

For specific information regarding payment options and deadlines, contact the Campus Service Center at 831-582-5100.

Students receiving financial aid may be eligible for a Financial Aid Payment Extension which enables a student to postpone payment of pending balance until the last day to add/drop of each semester. If for some reason a student does not complete the financial aid process or is found to be ineligible for financial aid, the financial aid payment extension will be cancelled, and the student will be responsible for submitting payment by the fee payment deadline. If the financial aid award is not sufficient to cover all fees, the student will be required to pay the outstanding balance due. For more details, vist the Financial Aid Deadlines website.