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Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance reflects estimated expenses for the nine-month academic year. Standard expenses include the cost of tuition fees, books and supplies for two semesters of full-time enrollment, as well as an allowance for room and board and other living expenses based on where you plan to live while in school.

Please Note: All CSU fees listed are estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the CSU Board of Trustees.

2018-19 Cost of Attendance - Full Year (Fall/Spring)

Using the student’s corresponding cost of attendance figures below, parents and students may Estimate your Cost of Attendance to help determine approximate costs.

 2017-18 Cost of Attendance - Full Year (Fall/Spring)

For Informational purposes only: In accordance with California Assembly Bill 990 the California State University San Marcos provides the typical market cost of a one bedroom apartment in the San Marcos area.

 1 Bedroom: $1,483 per month

The Room and Board expenses included in the off-campus Cost of Attendance represent the typical costs students pay when enrolled at California State University San Marcos. Actual costs of room and board will vary.  Many students living off-campus have roommates, which decreases their housing costs.