Exchange students do not pay tuition fees to CSU. Most CSU campuses will require exchange students to pay miscellaneous campus-based fees. Many students assume that studying abroad will cost much more than they can afford. While studying abroad will cost money, the surprising reality is that the cost is within the financial reach of most students.
Keep in mind that the California State University system includes 23 universities located throughout the state of California and living costs vary for each. Some campuses are in big cities and others are in smaller, more rural areas. All around the world, the cost of living in a big metropolitan city such as London, Paris, Los Angeles or San Francisco, is higher than the cost of living in smaller cities. If cost is a deciding factor for you, we strongly recommend that you consider one of the CSU campuses located outside the large metropolitan areas of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Furthermore, remember that living near the ocean costs more than living inland. All of these factors will play a role in determining your costs.
COST PER TERM
(financial proof required for this amount) CSU CAMPUS
$ 5,500 Bakersfield*, East Bay*, Fresno, Pomona*, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo*,
$ 7,800 Chico, Humboldt, Los Angeles*, Monterey Bay, Stanislaus
$ 9,200 Dominguez Hills, Long Beach, Sacramento, San Diego, Sonoma
$10,000 Channel Islands, Fullerton, Maritime Academy, Northridge, San Jose, San Marcos
$10,700 San Francisco
*Estimated increase of 5-10% for 2016/17