In 2022, tuition for full-time California State University, San Bernardino students was $5,742 a year for in-state students and $17,622 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If these numbers feel scary, remember, the displayed price of tuition doesn't tell the full story. Many students owe a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. And, 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.
International students can expect to pay 10,573 per year for tuition at California State University, San Bernardino.
California State University, San Bernardino is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $5,742 for in-state students who attend full-time.Non-California residents can expect to pay 17,622 per year for tuition.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.
Attending a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can save students a lot of money on the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Be sure to check your state's rules for as an in-state resident. 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 other criteria too, depending on where you live.
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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 $10,573 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.
International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or CSU San Bernardino-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify 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.
In addition to the cost of tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at CSU San Bernardino.
Room and board at CSU San Bernardino costs $13,780 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining halls.
Board costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
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 the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have resources so that those with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At CSU San Bernardino, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university 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 might be pricey, but there may be more buses, trains and 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.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to factor in the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending CSU San Bernardino.
What will the cost of attending CSU San Bernardino be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$13,780|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
The majority of California State University, San Bernardino undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 11,915 of the 17,123 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. CSU San Bernardino meets 63% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,733 a year. Around 45% 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 $15,641 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|CSU San Bernardino-Specific Loans||$6,000|
|Most Common Loans for CSU San Bernardino Students|
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.
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 2022, CSU San Bernardino awarded 9,879 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $125.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $12.42 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
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 $10,733 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of CSU San Bernardino seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$-2,370|
Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.
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 get a better idea of 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.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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