Estimated Yearly Costs

2015 tuition&fee

*The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

As a condition of your enrollment at California State University, Fresno you will be automatically enrolled in the CSU-approved health insurance policy.  You will be automatically charged the health insurance premium in two installments during the academic year.  A charge of $650 will appear on your cashier's bill for the required health insurance policy for the Fall 2016 semester, covering the period of August 9, 2016 - January 8, 2017. Similarly, a charge of $895 will appear on your bill for the Spring 2017 semester, covering the period of January 9, 2017 - August 8, 2017. Your dependents are not covered under this plan. 

Those students who have coverage provided by a sponsoring organization, such as the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, will not be required to enroll in the CSU-approved health insurance plan.  Please purchase travel insurance ONLY for the period that you will be in the United States that is not covered by the effective dates of the policy listed above.

A copy of the health insurance brochure for 2016-2017 may be viewed here. 

Students need approximately $12,000.00 for all expenses through the first week of school. Travelers checks should be used as they can be cashed immediately.

  • Expenses are to be paid separately; Insurance, Fees/Tuition, Housing, Books, etc.
  • DO NOT bring one (1) check for all expenses.
  • Books and living expenses are an estimate only.
  • If you plan to bring dependents with you to the United States, the financial statement must show an additional $5,000 - $10,000 for each dependent. A spouse and children are the only allowable dependents.