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  • Students

    Find out more about the characteristics of students who attend CSU Bakersfield.

  • Admissions

    See how many students applied, accepted, and enrolled at CSU Bakersfield. Learn more about students’ high school preparation and test scores.

  • College Costs & Financial Aid

    Learn about costs to attend CSU Bakersfield and how much financial aid is typically awarded.

  • Net Price Calculator

    Estimate your cost to attend CSU Bakersfield in a few simple steps.

  • Classes and Campus Life

    Learn more about professors, where students live, and campus safety at CSU Bakersfield.

  • Student Experiences

    Discover ways to be actively involved in your education at CSU Bakersfield – inside and outside the classroom.

  • Majors, Graduation and Next Steps

    See which majors are most popular at CSU Bakersfield and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.

  • Student Success & Progress

    Discover how many students who start at CSU Bakersfield finish their bachelor's degree and how long it takes.

  • Student Learning Outcomes

    Figure out what learning gains to expect in critical thinking, writing, and other important subjects at CSU Bakersfield.

  • Public Good

Additional Information

Sticker Price: How much does it cost on average?

Typical Undergraduate In-State Costs for 2012-13 without Financial Aid (Full-Time, In-State Students)

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Total Typical In State Cost of Attendance: $21,658

The cost to attend California State University, Bakersfield varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.

Net Price: Total Cost of Attendance Minus Aid that Does Not Need to be Repaid

Total Net Price for First time In-State students enrolled full-time in a Degree-seeking program: $5,777

For more information on typical net price by average family income ranges with estimated financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans etc.) click_here.

Financial Aid: How much help is there to pay?

Scholarships & Grants

  • For Fall 2010, 73% of full-time beginning undergraduate students received an average of $9,682 in grant or scholarship aid from the federal or state government or the institution.
  • Scholarships and grants are financial aid that does not need to be repaid and is sometimes referred to as gift aid.

Aid that must be repaid: Loans

  • For Fall 2010, 34% of full-time beginning undergraduate students received an average of $4,433 in loans for their first year and 100% of students receiving loans received federal loans.
  • Loans need to be repaid. Typically, repayment starts once you are no longer enrolled full-time. Please refer to page 12 of the Funding Education Beyond High School guide on the US Department of Education's Federal Student Aid website for more information about Financial Need.

  • 79% of graduates from California State University, Bakersfield in 2010-11 borrowed at some time during their undergraduate studies. The average amount borrowed for those who borrowed at all was $8,892. The loan payment for this amount over 10-years at 5.25% APR is approximately $91 per month. Individual loan repayment terms may vary, please consult the CSU Bakersfield Financial Aid office for additional information about loan options.
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