CSU Net Price & Cost Calculator is designed to allow high school and college students to estimate student financial aid eligibility information.
The California State University Net Price & Cost Calculator (CSUNPCC) is designed to allow high school and college students to estimate student financial aid eligibility information through an easy to use electronic system. By completing this worksheet, the student will receive information about his or her estimated eligibility for grants and need-based loans to attend a California State University campus. It is important to know that there may be other aid programs for which the student is eligible. Also, there are circumstances that could cause the student's eligibility to change substantially, such as high parent or student assets.
The use of CSUNPCC does not constitute an actual application for financial aid. To receive an official award of financial aid from a California State University campus, the student MUST complete the application process beginning with the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available from high school or community college counselors, and must be completed and mailed after January 1, 2016, for the student to be considered for all aid programs for the 2016-17 academic year. Eligibility for some aid programs is contingent upon meeting a specified deadline.
Eligibility for financial aid is the amount that remains after the student's Expected Family Contribution is subtracted from the cost of attendance. The cost of attendance is the amount that the university estimates the student will spend to attend college for the academic year. The cost of attendance includes the basic State Tuition Fee (which is $5,472 for undergraduates for the 2016-17 academic year), various campus-based fees, room and board, books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses. Room and board will vary depending on which CSU campus the student attends and whether or not the student lives with parents, in a university residence hall, or off campus.
Once you have entered your response to the last question, this program will tell you the student's likely amounts of grants and/or loans the student may receive. (Financial aid eligibility criteria are subject to legislative changes that may affect the estimate provided.) Please note, if the student is not a resident of the state of California, the amounts of grants and/or loans may be affected.
Students should not eliminate any college under consideration as a result of this estimate. Instead, keep all college options open and discuss any financing concerns directly with college financial aid administrators.