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CSU East Bay Tuition Information

In 2019, tuition for full-time students at California State University, East Bay was $5,742 a year for in-state students and $18,714 a year for out-of-state students.

On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

If these numbers feel scary, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students pay a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.

Does CSU East Bay Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

California State University, East Bay is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $5,742 for in-state students who attend full-time.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency..

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to confirm your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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CSU East Bay International Student Tuition

CSU East Bay has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or CSU East Bay-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at CSU East Bay:

  • Loans from outsideCSU East Bay

CSU East Bay Housing Expenses and Other Costs

Tuition is not the only cost of attending college;room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at CSU East Bay.

Room and Board Costs at CSU East Bay

Room and board at CSU East Bay costs $13,980 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining halls. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can pay for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $9,939.

Meal-plan costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at CSU East Bay

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Annual Fees

Most schools charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at CSU East Bay can expect to pay around $1,197 in fees each academic year.

There may be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer resources so that those with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.

The Cost of Transportation at CSU East Bay

The cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school?. Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. At CSU East Bay, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in an urban area could be expensive, but there may be more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. California State University, East Bayis located in a suburban setting in California, not far from San Francisco Bay Area.

Other College Costs

When budgeting for college, be sure to factor in the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending CSU East Bay.

Total Cost of CSU East Bay

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $5,742
Out-of-State Tuition $18,714
Room and Board $13,980
Board Only $4,252
Yearly Fees $1,197
Other expenses $1,480
Total Estimated Costs

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

CSU East Bay’s tuition and fees change based on: Academic program for both full and part-time students Course load for part-time students

California State University, East Bay Financial Aid

The majority of California State University, East Bay undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2021, 7,559 of the 12,998 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. CSU East Bay meets 55% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,379 a year. Around 47% of CSU East Bay undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. CSU East Bay graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $19,149 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $18,715
State Loans $0
CSU East Bay-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $0
Most Common Loans for CSU East Bay Students
Federal Loans 47%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on CSU East Bay financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at CSU East Bay

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, CSU East Bay awarded 7,178 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $67.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school.

California State University, East Bay Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for CSU East Bay students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at CSU East Bay was $12,379 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of CSU East Bay seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
Net In-state, Off-campus $1,792
Out-of-State, On-Campus $24,492

What will attending CSU East Bay really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the CSU East Bay's net cost calculator on their website.

CSU East Bay Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

CSU East Bay does not have guaranteed tuition.

A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for CSU East Bay students.

CSU East Bay offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

CSU East Bay Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

CSU East Bay has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

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CSU East Bay Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$22,419

In State

$35,391

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$5,742
$18,714
Fees
$1,197
$1,197
Housing
$13,980
$13,980
Books
$1,500
$1,500

CSU East Bay Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

56%

Average Financial Aid Package

$10,778

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

15,435

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

74%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,939

Out-of-State

$19,911

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Nov 30
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