Cost of Attendance & Financial Need


Financial Need: If you meet all of the eligibility criteria, the Financial Aid Office will calculate how much financial aid you are eligible to receive. This formula subtracts the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the estimated educational costs, called the Cost of Attendance. The dollar amount remaining is your financial need.
 
Your need will be funded with various federal and state programs, plus any other resources for which you are eligible.

 

2014-2015 Cost of Attendance (Student College Budgets)

 
California Resident
California Resident Student Living with Parents Student Living Off Campus
Registration Fees (all students) $1,154 $1,154
Books and Supplies $1,746 $1,746
Room and Board $4,599 $11,493
Transportation $1,134 $1,278
Personal Expenses $3,132 $2,871
Total $11,765 $18,542
 
 
Non Resident
Non Resident Student Living with Parents Student Living Off Campus
Registration Fees (all students) $5,450 $5,450
Books and Supplies $1,746 $1,746
Room and Board $4,599 $11,493
Transportation $1,134 $1,278
Personal Expenses $3,132 $2,871
Total $16,061 $22,838
 
 
Cost of Attendance minus Expected Family Contribution (EFC) = Financial Need