The cost to attend California State University, San Marcos varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
For more information on typical net price by average family income ranges with estimated financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans etc.) click here.
Scholarships and grants are financial aid that does not need to be repaid and is sometimes referred to as gift aid.
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.