In 2022, California State University, Bakersfield's tuition was $5,742 a year for in-state students and $15,246 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams feel scary, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition does not always give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students pay a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you're done with college.
Tuition for international students at California State University, Bakersfield is $15,246 per year.
California State University, Bakersfield is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $5,742 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time. For students who are not considered California-residents, out-of-state tuition is $15,246 a year.
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.
Attending an insitution where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save on the total cost of attending college. Be sure to verify your state's eligibility criteria for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria too, depending on where you live.
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CSU Bakersfield has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at California State University, Bakersfield can expect to pay around $15,246 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..
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 Bakersfield.
Housing and campus dining at CSU Bakersfield is $14,230 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the CSU Bakersfield's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls. Students who do not live on-campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can pay for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $10,518.
Meal-plan 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 textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
Most schools charge some yearly 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 additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.
The total cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your transportation budget.
Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. 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 an urban area is usually costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. The California State University, Bakersfield campus is in a urban setting in California.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for CSU Bakersfield.
What will the cost of attending CSU Bakersfield be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$14,230|
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, Bakersfield undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 6,856 of the 9,367 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. CSU Bakersfield meets 56% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,676 a year. Around 40.69% of CSU Bakersfield undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. CSU Bakersfield graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $17,307 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for CSU Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield awarded 1,053 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $57.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $3.22 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 Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield was $11,676 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of CSU Bakersfield seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$6,848|
What will attending CSU Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield'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 make attending more affordable. Some schools 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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