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California State University-Northridge Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,711 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$11,122 on campus room & board
$2,002 books and supplies
$1,115 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$30,871 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,632 tuition
$11,122 on campus room & board
$2,002 books and supplies
$1,115 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,511 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
83% of students receive aid
63% get federal aid ($5,063 avg)
69% get state aid ($2,220 avg)
57% get institn'l aid ($5,511 avg)
32% get loans ($4,644 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.316% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.117% 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 $9,818 80%
Federal Grant Aid $5,063 63%
Pell Grants $4,976 63%
Other Federal Grants $593 10%
Institution Grant Aid $5,511 57%
State Grant Aid $2,220 69%
Student Loans $4,644 32%
Federal Loans $4,509 35%
Other Loans $9,601 1%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$250 - $1,500 Y N Y N
$3,000 R Y N
$250 - $1,500 N R N Y
$5,000 N R Y N
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-Northridge offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 677-1200
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State -
Out of State $372


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Alexis from Simi Valley, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I am a hard working student and employee that works ~30-35 hours per week at both my jobs (childcare and waitress), while also attending school four days a week. I am athletic and enjoy going to the gym about twice to three times per week. I am very generous and love helping people when I can afford it. I am proud of myself in many week, some of which are continuing my education as a future elementary school teacher and being a helpful daughter.

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  • 5
  • Future Educator
  • I am a current student here

    There are specials in the restaurants where for $5 you can buy breakfast, lunch or dinner, or simply some snacks. Not to mention the facilities are always clean as well as the bathrooms. I once bought a very big slice of pizza and a medium soda for $5. It was delicious.

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  • 4
  • Peter from Poway, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Definitely as a film school, although the equipment and quality of staff may be lower than a top tier school, you will still get a good education and learn all the same things everyone else at the other schools will, and you'll get out with a lot less debt.

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