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