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Cost and Financial Aid

California State University, East Bay offers a strong academic course of study and a real-world curriculum that prepares you for a lifetime of personal achievement and career success – all at a price so affordable it may surprise you. In fact, Cal State East Bay tops the index for value and affordability with among the lowest tuition and fees in the nation for comparable institutions, and is widely regarded as a best value in public university education.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are based on residency status, class level (undergraduate, graduate, doctorate or credential) and the number of course units taken.

Tuition and fees are Subject to Change

The CSU make 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 fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed 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.

Estimated Tuition and Fees for Full-time Students, 2017-2018

The following table illustrates the tuition and fees for full-time undergraduate, graduate, teacher credential and doctorate students for three quarter terms:

Estimated Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
StatusTuition Fee
Resident $6,834
WUE Program 1 $9,705
Non-resident 2 $16,338
1 Undergraduate residents of 14 participating states in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) may qualify for a discounted non-resident tuition and fee rate. For details see the WUE Program
2 Includes international students
Estimated Graduate Tuition and Fees
StatusTuition and Fees
Resident $8,268
Non-resident 1 $14,604
1 Includes international students. Non-residents in the following programs should consult the Division of Continuing and International Education for tuition and fee information. Graduate Business Professional Fee The Graduate Business Professional Fee is charged in addition to the tuition and fees, and other campus fees. The per-unit tuition fee of $180.00 is charged for required courses taken by students who have been admitted and enrolled in one of the following Professional Business Graduate Programs: Master of Business Administration (MBA), MS Business Administration, MS Taxation, and MS Accounting. The tuition fee is also charged for prerequisite courses taken by students who have an admission status and are enrolled in one of these programs.
Estimated Teacher Credential Tuition and Fees
StatusTuition and Fees
Resident $7,752
Non-resident 1 $17,256
1 Includes international students
Estimated Doctorate Tuition and Fees 2
StatusTuition and Fee
Resident $12,930
Non-resident $19,266

Tuition and fees shown for undergraduate and graduate programs are for 2017-2018 for 3 quarter terms, attending fulltime (12 units of more for undergraduates, and 6.1 units or more for graduate students) at the Hayward Campus. Non-resident and International student fee totals are calculated as CA resident fees plus $248 per unit. For more details, visit Fee Information.

1) Includes International students

2) Tuition and fees shown for Doctoral students are for fulltime attendance of 12 units. Non-resident tuition fee includes International students.

Additional costs may include housing, books, supplies, lab and course fees, transportation, meals, and miscellaneous personal expenses. Additional graduate professional fees may be applied to certain business degree courses. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Trustees of the California State University without advance notice.

For total estimated costs for student budgeting and financial aid purposes, please see Cost of Attendance.

Financial Aid

The only way to know whether you are eligible to receive financial aid is to submit a financial aid application. Financial aid is offered in a variety of forms, including Grants and Scholarships (“free” aid), Federal Work Study (work for pay) and also Loans (money to be repaid with interest added).

To apply for financial aid, first submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online as soon as possible after January 1 of the year you plan to enroll. File by March 1 for priority consideration.

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