How much does it cost to attend?

In State California Resident Sticker Price
$28,302
In State Costs for California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
Fee Cost
Tuition$5,742
Books and Supplies$1,941
Other Fees$4,074
Room and Board $13,770
Other Expenses Budget$2,775
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$40,182
Out of State Costs for California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
Fee Cost
Tuition$17,622
Books and Supplies$1,941
Other Fees$4,074
Room and Board $13,770
Other Expenses Budget$2,775

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $28,302 to attend California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $5,742 for tuition, $13,770 room and board, $1,941 for books and supplies and $4,074 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $40,182 which is 42% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $17,622 while room and board is $13,770, books and supplies are $1,941 and other fees come in at $4,074.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$19,002
Net Price by Income California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,252
$30,001 to $48,000$13,691
$48,001 to $75,000$17,728
$75,001 to $110,000$21,694
$110,000+$24,977

The average reported annual net price for California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $19,002 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

Finanical Aid California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $5,891 50%
Pell Grant $4,403 14%
Federal Student Loan $5,211 31%

The average reported annual net price for California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $19,002 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $61,012. The loan balance of $61,012 is a four year multiple of the $15,253 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $633 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.529%.

Example Loan $61,012
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $633.17
Total Interest Paid $14,968.63
Sum of All Loan Payments $75,980.63

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$113,208
Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $28,302 $40,182
2 $28,581 $40,579
3 $28,863 $40,979
4 $29,148 $41,383

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo to be $113,208 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
California Residents $0 $0 $0
Out of State Residents $248 $744 $992

Estimated cost for a class at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110422 IPEDS survey data for California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.