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California State University-Northridge Tuition & Cost

Northridge, California

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State California Resident Sticker Price
$22,969
In State Costs for California State University Northridge
Fee Cost
Tuition$5,742
Books and Supplies$2,002
Other Fees$1,151
Room and Board $11,122
Other Expenses Budget$2,952
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$34,849
Out of State Costs for California State University Northridge
Fee Cost
Tuition$17,622
Books and Supplies$2,002
Other Fees$1,151
Room and Board $11,122
Other Expenses Budget$2,952

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $22,969 to attend California State University Northridge on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $5,742 for tuition, $11,122 room and board, $2,002 for books and supplies and $1,151 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $34,849 which is 51.7% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $17,622 while room and board is $11,122, books and supplies are $2,002 and other fees come in at $1,151.

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 State University Northridge when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$5,958
Net Price by Income California State University Northridge
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$3,181
$30,001 to $48,000$4,387
$48,001 to $75,000$8,865
$75,001 to $110,000$13,225
$110,000+$15,220

The average reported annual net price for California State University Northridge for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $5,958 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 State University Northridge
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $9,782 82%
Pell Grant $4,967 62%
Federal Student Loan $4,473 32%

The average reported annual net price for California State University Northridge for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $5,958 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 State University Northridge, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $37,356. The loan balance of $37,356 is a four year multiple of the $9,339 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 $388 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 $37,356
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $387.67
Total Interest Paid $9,164.89
Sum of All Loan Payments $46,520.89

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$91,876
Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $22,969 $34,849
2 $23,196 $35,193
3 $23,425 $35,540
4 $23,656 $35,891

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at California State University Northridge to be $91,876 - 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 State University Northridge
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
California Residents $0 $0 $0
Out of State Residents $372 $1,116 $1,488

Estimated cost for a class at California State University Northridge 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 State University Northridge versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

California State University Northridge Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110608 IPEDS survey data for California State University Northridge.