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Tuition and Fees
The cost of studying at CSU San Marcos for 2012-13 is $7,298 per year for undergraduates and $7,862 per year for second bachelor's degree and graduate students in university fees, plus $372 per unit in nonresident tuition. In order to remain in visa status, international students are required to take a full course load, which is 12 units per semester for undergraduate and second bachelor's degree students and 9 units per semester for graduate students.
The following table provides an estimate of the cost for a full-time international student. These totals should be used as the basis for the financial affidavit on the application form. (Please note that fees are subject to change without notice):
Estimated Expenses for International Students Per Academic Year, 2012-13
|State and Campus Fees**||$7,298||$7,862||$7,862|
|Books and Supplies||$1,665||$1,665||$1,665|
|Room and Board||$11,708||$11,708||$11,708|
*The nonresident tuition rate is $372 per credit unit. The amounts shown represent the minimum required to maintain full-time student status. International undergraduate (including second bachelor's) students must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits per semester, and graduate students must register for a minimum of 9 credit units. **Includes all mandatory campus fees, but not optional vehicle parking fee of $338 per semester.
***Health Insurance premium is for 12 months.
If you plan to stay in the U.S. during the summer break and/or take classes during the summer session, you will need additional funds to cover your expenses.
If dependents will accompany you in the U.S. the minimum amount required to support them is $6,000 for a spouse and $4,000 per child. The Affidavit of Financial Support must include these additional amounts.
Financial assistance in the form of scholarships and tuition waivers is available on a limited basis for international students.
|Total Costs for Extended Learning and Other Special Programs|
|Books and Supplies||$3,750||$5,610||$3,330|
|Room and Board||$27,300||$31,200||$23,400|
|Total for Program||$70,722||$87,847||$78,853|
|Total First Year****||$42,120||$42,385||$56,564|