Financing Your Education

Don't just dream about going to college and earning your degree. Do it. We can help.

At California State University San Marcos, were committed to making your education an affordable reality through scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs. You're not alone.

Consider this: last year, more than half of our student body received financial aid, with the average amount per student being $7,407. As you can see, it really makes a difference:

Full-time enrollment
Living on/off campus
California resident Resident of another state
Tuition & Fees
(15 units/semester)
$7,064 $1,592

Non Resident Tuition

(15 units/semester)


$14,400 (based on 15 units

per semester @$372 per unit)

Books $1,710 $1,710
Food & Housing $12,565 $12,565
Personal/Miscellaneous $1,338 $1,338
Transportation $900 $900
Allowance for Loan Fee $75 $75
TOTAL $23,652 $32,580

*Tuition and fees based on 2014 -2015 levels.  The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum.  Tuition and fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate.  Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial tuition and fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed tuition or fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun.  All CSU listed tuition and fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.

For additional information and tuition and fee schedules for postbaccalaureate, credential or graduate students see the current Class Schedule and Course Information.