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Cost of Attendance

At CSUMB, Financial Aid is defined as Federal, State, Local, and Private funds to help meet a student's cost of attendance. Financial aid funds are limited in many programs, with funding going to the earliest eligible applicants. As a result, deadlines are heavily enforced.

At CSUMB, we rely on a federal formula to carefully review every student’s financial circumstances and calculate financial aid awards according to the expected family contribution (EFC). Our overall goal is to help the student meet their cost of attendance. For additional information, please visit the following Financial Aid Eligibility section of our website.

Example: a full time student living on campus has a cost of attendance of $24,294. If the student's and family's expected contribution (which is determined by the Department of Education based on FAFSA) is $3000, the Financial Aid office will subtract the expected family contribution from the cost of attendance to determine financial aid eligibility.

Cost of Attendance: $24,294

Expected Contribution: - $3,000

Financial Aid Need: $21,294

Cost of attendance

At CSUMB 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). Please see th estimated Cost of Attendance for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.

Living With Parents 2019-2020 Academic Year (two semesters)
Total Fees
$7,147
Books and Supplies
$1,854
Food and Housing
$5,246
Transportation$1,548
Personal$1,450
Total Budget
$17,245
Living On Campus 2019-2020 Academic Year (two semesters)
Total Fees
$7,147
Books and Supplies
$1,854
Food and Housing
$13,711
Transportation$620
Personal$1,450
Total Budget
$24,294
Living Off Campus 2019-2020 Academic Year (two semesters)
Total Fees
$7,147
Books and Supplies
$1,854
Food and Housing
$15,040
Transportation$1,508
Personal$1,450
Total Budget
$26,999
Use our Cost of Attendance Calculator

For Informational purposes: 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: $1726 per month
  • Seaside: $1562 per month
  • Monterey $1822 per month
  • Salinas $1527 per month

The Room and Board expenses included in the off-campus Cost of Attendance represent the typical costs students pay when enrolled at CSU Monterey Bay. Actual costs of room and board will vary. Many students living off-campus have roommates, which decreases their housing costs.

Financial Aid

Phone
(831) 582-5100
Fax
(831) 582-3782