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California State University, San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CA 4-Year Public

CSU San Bernardino Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at California State University, San Bernardino was $5,791 a year for in-state students and $6,187 a year for out-of-state students.

On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

If this makes attending the college of your dreams feel scary, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students owe way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.

Tuition for international students at California State University, San Bernardino is $6,187 per year.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at CSU San Bernardino

California State University, San Bernardino is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $5,791 for in-state students who attend full-time. For students who are not considered California-residents, out-of-state tuition is $6,187 a year.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency..

Attending an insitution where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save significant money on the total cost of attending college. Take the time to check your state's rules for as an in-state resident. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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CSU San Bernardino International Student Tuition

CSU San Bernardino has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students at California State University, San Bernardino can expect to pay around $6,187 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.

Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at CSU San Bernardino:

  • Athletic Awards
  • CSU San Bernardino-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.

CSU San Bernardino Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at CSU San Bernardino.

House and Food Costs at CSU San Bernardino

Room and board at CSU San Bernardino costs $11,054 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining facilities. Students who do not live on-campus but still want to use the dining facilities can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $8,454.

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

Cost of Books at CSU San Bernardino

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more. Full-time undergrads at CSU San Bernardino pay $1,255 in fees each academic year.

Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have resources so that those with demonstrated need to get help covering these costs.

The Cost of Transportation at CSU San Bernardino

The cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. 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 factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in a city might be pricey, but cities may offer more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The California State University, San Bernardino campus is in a suburban setting in California, near Los Angeles.

Other College Costs

When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to factor in the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo .

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

Total Cost of CSU San Bernardino

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $5,791
Out-of-State Tuition $6,187
Room and Board $11,054
Board Only $2,600
Yearly Fees $1,255
Other expenses $1,566
Total Estimated Costs

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

California State University, San Bernardino Financial Aid

The majority of CSU San Bernardino undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2021, 13,238 of the 17,123 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. CSU San Bernardino meets 61% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,096 a year. Around 51% of CSU San Bernardino undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. CSU San Bernardino graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $19,404 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $19,010
State Loans $0
CSU San Bernardino-Specific Loans $6,250
Private Loans $16,046
Most Common Loans for CSU San Bernardino Students
Federal Loans 50%
Institutional Loans 0.7%
Private loans 2.2%

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 San Bernardino financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at CSU San Bernardino

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 San Bernardino awarded 12,566 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $124 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $13.29 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

California State University, San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino was $11,096 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of CSU San Bernardino seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
In-State, On-Campus $4,430
Net In-state, Off-campus $8,126
Out-of-State, On-Campus $15,922

What will attending CSU San Bernardino 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 understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the CSU San Bernardino's net cost calculator on their website.

CSU San Bernardino Tuition Payment Plans

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

CSU San Bernardino does not have guaranteed tuition.

A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for CSU San Bernardino students.

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

CSU San Bernardino Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

CSU San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$25,056

In State

$25,452

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$5,791
$6,187
Fees
$1,255
$1,255
Housing
$11,054
$11,054
Books
$6,956
$6,956

CSU San Bernardino Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

87%

Average Financial Aid Package

$11,187

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

19,404

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

78%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,046

Out-of-State

$7,442

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Nov 30
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