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California State University-Long Beach Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,448 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$12,986 on campus room & board
$2,002 books and supplies
$988 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$32,608 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,632 tuition
$12,986 on campus room & board
$2,002 books and supplies
$988 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,517 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
77% of students receive aid
48% get federal aid ($4,904 avg)
55% get state aid ($2,416 avg)
39% get institn'l aid ($5,517 avg)
35% get loans ($5,454 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 1.17% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.421% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $8,150 72%
Federal Grant Aid $4,904 48%
Pell Grants $4,860 48%
Other Federal Grants $393 6%
Institution Grant Aid $5,517 39%
State Grant Aid $2,416 55%
Student Loans $5,454 35%
Federal Loans $4,841 36%
Other Loans $11,901 2%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 2
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does California State University-Long Beach offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
(562) 985-4111
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State -
Out of State $372


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • CSULB Student Representative
  • I am a current student here

    Attending a state university is definitely the cheapest option after not attending college, going to a community college, or receiving a scholarship. I truly believe that if you attend CSULB, you will receive an extremely valuable education and experience because of the diverse and passionate students and staff. Perhaps we are not UCLA or Stanford, but if you're not worried about famous names and impressing those who endorse high societal standards, CSULB is just as exceptional and more affordable. Side note: many students receive financial aid or full scholarships at our school. Definitely look in to it. I am part of the President Scholar program.

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  • 5
  • Louis from Santa Ana, CA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    As stated before, I've heard great things about the film program here despite this being a public 4-year university. The tuition is low enough to be accessible to upper-lower-class children like me, but the program itself seems highly in-depth enough to actually be useful for establishing a career in the media/film industry.

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  • 5
  • Emily from Fontana, CA
  • I am a current student here

    If you want to have a lot of knowledge in your field, have plenty of job opportunities, want to be pushed to be better, or want to enjoy lectures, this is the place to be.

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  • 4
  • Jason from Lakewood, CA
  • I am a past student here

    For a state school you will definitely get the most bang for your buck. Pretty good education, beautiful campus, extracurricular activities, and much cheaper than UC's and other private universities.

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