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Funding Your

Future

Paying for your Education

College is likely to be one of the most important purchases you will make and could be your first significant financial obligation. With smart planning at the early stages of your education, you can help position yourself well for decades to come. Cal Poly’s Financial Aid office is here to help you navigate the path.

Cost of Attendance

Estimates for registration fees, books and supplies, housing and other costs of attendance for the 2017-18 academic year can be found below. Additional information, as well as data on additional years, can be found on the Cal Poly Financial Aid webpage.

California Undergraduate On/Off Campus

Non California On/Off Campus

Undergraduate International On/Off Campus

Registration Fees* $9,432 $9,432 $9,432
Non Res Tuition** $11,880 $11,880
International Fee $900
Mandatory Health Insurance (Int’l only) $981
Total Annual Tuition and Fees $9,432 $21,312 $23,193
Other Estimated Costs Undergraduate:
Books $1,560 $1,560 $1,560
Supplies $324 $324 $324
Room & Board $13,134 $13,134 $13,134
Transportation $1,254 $1,254 $1,254
Personal / Misc. $1,449 $1,449 $1,449
Estimated Loan Fees $72 $72 $0
Total of “Price to Attend Cal Poly” plus “Other Estimated Costs”
Total Cost $27,225 $39,105 $40,914

California Undergraduate On/Off Campus

Registration Fees* $9,432
Non Res Tuition**
International Fee
Mandatory Health Insurance (Int’l only)
Total Annual Tuition and Fees $9,432
Other Estimated Costs Undergraduate:
Books $1,560
Supplies $324
Room & Board $13,134
Transportation $1,254
Personal / Misc. $1,449
Estimated Loan Fees $72
Total of “Price to Attend Cal Poly” plus “Other Estimated Costs”
Total Cost $27,225

Non California On/Off Campus

Registration Fees* $9,432
Non Res Tuition** $11,880
International Fee
Mandatory Health Insurance (Int’l only)
Total Annual Tuition and Fees $21,312
Other Estimated Costs Undergraduate:
Books $1,560
Supplies $324
Room & Board $13,134
Transportation $1,254
Personal / Misc. $1,449
Estimated Loan Fees $72
Total of “Price to Attend Cal Poly” plus “Other Estimated Costs”
Total Cost $39,105

Undergraduate International On/Off Campus

Registration Fees* $9,432
Non Res Tuition** $11,880
International Fee $900
Mandatory Health Insurance (Int’l only) $981
Total Annual Tuition and Fees $23,193
Other Estimated Costs Undergraduate:
Books $1,560
Supplies $324
Room & Board $13,134
Transportation $1,254
Personal / Misc. $1,449
Estimated Loan Fees $0
Total of “Price to Attend Cal Poly” plus “Other Estimated Costs”
Total Cost $40,914
  • * Fees are based on full-time enrollment.
  • **Non-resident tuition is based on 15 units per quarter (fall, winter, and spring) at $264 per unit. Actual amount will vary depending on quarterly enrollment.
  • Registration fees are estimated and subject to state budget approval.
  • The Board of Trustees approved a tuition increase at their March 21-22, 2017 board meeting.  Details about the fee increase can be found here: www.calstate.edu/tuition-increase.