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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.

CA Resident

  • Registration Fees*: $9,432
  • Room and board: $13,134
  • Books and supplies: $1,884
  • Other miscellaneous fees: $2,775
  • Total $27,225

Out-of-State Resident

  • Tuition and Registration Fees**: $21,312
  • Room and board: $13,134
  • Books and supplies: $1,884
  • Other miscellaneous fees: $2,775
  • Total $39,105

International

  • Tuition, Fees and Insurance: $23,349
  • Room and board: $13,134
  • Books and supplies: $1,884
  • Other miscellaneous fees: $2,703
  • Total $41,070
  • * 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.