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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo Cost

Net Price

Net Price
$18,530/ year
National
$15,523
Net Price Calculator
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,147/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,050/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,165/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,865/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,311/ year

Net price is the average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Sticker Price

In-State Tuition
$9,075/ year
Out-of-State Tuition
$20,235/ year
Average Housing Costs
$12,507/ year
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,147/ year
Books & Supplies
$1,848/ year
Tuition Guarantee Plan
No
Tuition Payment Plan
No
Prepaid Tuition Plan
No

Loans

Students Taking Out Loans
25%
Average Loan Amount
$5,633/ year
National
$6,768

Financial Aid

Any Financial Aid
46%
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,621/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Aid
  • Federal Grant Aid
    11%
  • State Grant Aid
    27%
  • Institution Grant Aid
    25%
  • Pell Grant
    11%
Average Aid Awarded
  • Federal Grant Aid
    $4,785
  • State Grant Aid
    $3,121
  • Institution Grant Aid
    $3,768
  • Pell Grant Amount
    $4,379
Poll
Which statement best describes your financial aid experience at this school?
Based on 354 responses
  • It went smoothly, and I received the financial aid I needed.
    33%
  • The process was a hassle, but I received the financial aid I needed.
    18%
  • It was an absolute headache, and it took multiple attempts to receive any aid.
    4%
  • It is an ongoing process that I am still dealing with.
    20%
  • I did not apply for financial aid.
    25%
Financial Aid Website

Overall Value

Value
A+
Based on average net price, earnings potential, student and alumni reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
82%
of students feel like they are getting their money's worth out of their program.130 responses
Graduation Rate
80%
National
49%
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