2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at California State University-Fullerton is $6,954 for California residents and $18,834 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for Cal State Fullerton is $6,984 for California residents and $18,864 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 0.43% for California residents and increased by 0.16% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 8.14% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 5.05% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are lower than the average amount ($9,237) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($20,529 - Public Doctoral/Research University).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$6,924 $18,804$19,061
2020-2021$6,954$18,834$20,612
Change % 2020-20210.43%0.16%8.14%
2021-2022$6,984$18,864$22,289
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $8,388 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,892 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at Cal State Fullerton is $8,418 for California residents and $17,922 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 0.36% for California residents and increased by 0.17% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are a little bit lower than the average amount ($9,827) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($19,162 - Public Doctoral/Research University).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$8,358 $17,862$19,061
2020-2021$8,388$17,892$20,612
Change % 2020-20210.36%0.17%8.14%
2021-2022$8,418$17,922$22,289
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at Cal State Fullerton.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2020-2021)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2019-2020-$1$396
2020-2021-$1$396
2021-2022-$396
Graduate2019-2020-$396
2020-2021-$396
2021-2022-$396
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $38,500 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $51,800 for California State University-Fullerton graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$38,500$41,700$36,300
7 Years After Graduation$41,200--
8 Years After Graduation$44,800--
9 Years After Graduation$47,700--
10 Years After Graduation$51,800$58,200$47,500

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at Cal State Fullerton?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $28,077 for California residents and $75,596 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at California State University-Fullerton have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$6,980$7,006$7,032$7,059$28,077
Out-of-State$18,860$18,886$18,912$18,938$75,596
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$7,006$7,032$7,059$7,085$28,182
Out-of-State$18,886$18,912$18,938$18,964$75,701
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$7,032$7,059$7,085$7,111$28,287
Out-of-State$18,912$18,938$18,964$18,991$75,805
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$7,059$7,085$7,111$7,138$28,393
Out-of-State$18,938$18,964$18,991$19,017$75,910
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$7,085$7,111$7,138$7,165$28,499
Out-of-State$18,964$18,991$19,017$19,043$76,015
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $118,748 for California residents and $166,268 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at California State University-Fullerton have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at California State University-Fullerton.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$29,060$29,451$30,020$30,603$118,748
Out-of-State$40,940$41,331$41,764$42,234$166,268
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$29,451$29,884$30,467$31,064$120,547
Out-of-State$41,331$41,764$42,234$42,738$168,066
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$29,884$30,354$30,952$31,563$122,490
Out-of-State$41,764$42,234$42,738$43,272$170,008
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$30,354$30,859$31,470$32,097$124,562
Out-of-State$42,234$42,738$43,272$43,835$172,079
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$30,859$31,393$32,020$32,661$126,753
Out-of-State$42,738$43,272$43,835$44,423$174,268
Last year, 69% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $85,676 for California residents and $133,196 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at California State University-Fullerton have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at California State University-Fullerton.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$20,792$21,183$21,752$22,335$85,676
Out-of-State$32,672$33,063$33,496$33,966$133,196
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$21,183$21,616$22,199$22,796$87,475
Out-of-State$33,063$33,496$33,966$34,470$134,994
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$21,616$22,086$22,684$23,295$89,418
Out-of-State$33,496$33,966$34,470$35,004$136,936
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$22,086$22,591$23,202$23,829$91,490
Out-of-State$33,966$34,470$35,004$35,567$139,007
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$22,591$23,125$23,752$24,393$93,681
Out-of-State$34,470$35,004$35,567$36,155$141,196

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at California State University-Fullerton.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
California State University-Fullerton 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$6,954$1,150$20,612$18,834$1,150 $20,612
Graduate$8,388 $1,150$20,612$17,892 $1,150$20,612


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