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California State University - San Marcos Cost

Net Price

Net Price
$8,985/ year
National
$15,523
Net Price Calculator
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,417/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,842/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,957/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,653/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,564/ 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
$7,383/ year
Out-of-State Tuition
$18,543/ year
Average Housing Costs
$13,240/ year
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3,564/ year
Books & Supplies
$1,764/ year
Tuition Guarantee Plan
No
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan
No

Loans

Students Taking Out Loans
37%
Average Loan Amount
$5,496/ year
National
$6,768

Financial Aid

Any Financial Aid
77%
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,197/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Aid
  • Federal Grant Aid
    48%
  • State Grant Aid
    62%
  • Institution Grant Aid
    41%
  • Pell Grant
    48%
Average Aid Awarded
  • Federal Grant Aid
    $4,979
  • State Grant Aid
    $2,443
  • Institution Grant Aid
    $5,153
  • Pell Grant Amount
    $4,815
Poll
Which statement best describes your financial aid experience at this school?
Based on 169 responses
  • It went smoothly, and I received the financial aid I needed.
    38%
  • The process was a hassle, but I received the financial aid I needed.
    24%
  • It was an absolute headache, and it took multiple attempts to receive any aid.
    11%
  • It is an ongoing process that I am still dealing with.
    20%
  • I did not apply for financial aid.
    8%
Financial Aid Website

Overall Value

Value
B+
Based on average net price, earnings potential, student and alumni reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
61%
of students feel like they are getting their money's worth out of their program.67 responses
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
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