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.

2019-2020 Cost of Attendance (Student College Budgets)

California Resident Cost of Attendance

California Resident
Registration Fees
Books and Supplies
Room and Board
Transportation
Personal Expenses
Total
Student Living with Parents
$1,158
$1,971
$6,786
$1,134
$3,564
$14,613
Student Living Off Campus
$1,158
$1,971
$15,084
$1,278
$3,996
$23,487

 

Non Resident Cost of Attendance

Non Resident
Registration Fees 
Books and Supplies
Room and Board
Transportation
Personal Expenses
Total
Student Living with Parents
$7,614
$1,971
$6,786
$1,134
$3,564
$21,069
Student Living Off Campus
$7,614
$1,971
$15,084
$1,278
$3,996
$29,943

 

2020-2021 Cost of Attendance (Student College Budgets)

California Resident Cost of Attendance

California Resident
Registration Fees
Books and Supplies
Room and Board
Transportation
Personal Expenses
Total
Student Living with Parents
$1,160
$1,080
$8,780
$938
$3,225
$15,183
Student Living Off Campus
$1,160
$1,080
$16,580
$858
$3,784
$23,462

 

Non Resident Cost of Attendance

Non Resident
Registration Fees 
Books and Supplies
Room and Board
Transportation
Personal Expenses
Total
Student Living with Parents
$7,808
$1,080
$8,780
$938
$3,225
$21,831
Student Living Off Campus
$7,808
$1,080
$16,580
$858
$3,784
$30,110

 

 

How is Financial Need Calculated?

Financial Need is calculated by subtracting the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the Cost of Attendance. 

For example, a California Resident student living at home with Parents with an EFC of $105 will have a Financial Need of $14506 for the 2019-2020 award year. 
Cost of Attendance $14,611 - EFC $105 = $14,506.