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Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

At CSUMB, we rely on a federal formula to review every student's financial circumstances and calculate financial aid eligibility according to the expected family contribution (EFC) and cost of attendance.

For example, a student living on campus and enrolled full-time has a cost of attendance of $27,759. Suppose the EFC (determined by the Department of Education based on the FAFSA) is $3000. In that case, the financial aid office will subtract the EFC from the cost of attendance to determine financial aid eligibility.

Cost of Attendance: $27,759

Expected Contribution: - $3,000

Financial Aid Eligibility: $24,759

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Estimated Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is based on the estimated cost of a typical student's tuition fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and personal expenses for a nine-month academic year (fall and spring semester). 

Below is the estimated cost of attendance breakdown for undergraduate students.

Living With Parents 2022-2023 Academic Year (two semesters)
Tuition & Fees $7,293
Books and Supplies $1,152
Food and Housing $9,360
Transportation $1,026
Personal $3,348
Estimated Cost of Attendance  $22,179
Living On Campus 2022-2023 Academic Year (two semesters)
Tuition & Fees $7,293
Books and Supplies $1,152
Food and Housing $16,262
Transportation $352
Personal $2,700
Estimated Cost of Attendance $27,759
Living Off-Campus 2022-2023 Academic Year (two semesters)
Tuition & Fees $7,293
Books and Supplies $1,152
Food and Housing $17,784
Transportation $936
Personal $3,924
Estimated Cost of Attendance $31,089

Information on Off-Campus Cost: In accordance with California Assembly Bill 990, CSUMB provides the typical market cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the cities where students commonly reside.

  • Marina: $1,941
  • Seaside: $2,139
  • Monterey: $2,184
  • Salinas: $1,897

The Food and Housing costs included in the off-campus estimated cost of attendance represent the typical costs for students. Actual costs will vary.