Financial Information

Please note that all financial information listed below is subject to change.

Estimated Annual Cost for Regional Center Clients

Below is an estimate of the annual costs associated with a student attending Wayfinders. This estimate is based on the following:

  1. The student is a Regional Center Client and the Regional Center has agreed to provide funding for the Independent Living Support and Community Activity Support the student will receive while at Wayfinders
  2. The student is living in a 4 bedroom apartment
  3. The student is only taking 3 units per semester. If the student wishes to take additional units, the cost per unit is $295.00

Independent Living Support                                                  (Paid by Regional Center)

Community Activity Support                                                  (Paid by Regional Center)

Student Fees - Paid to Wayfinders                                         $466

Deposit, Application, Rent, and Utilities - Paid to Palazzo     $7,335 - $8,490 + electricity usage

Groceries, Entertainment, Personal, etc.                               $6,325*

Books and Supplies                                                                $500

Total Annual Cost                                                                 $14,626 - $15,331+

Estimated Annual Cost for Private Pay

The following is an estimate of the annual costs associated with a student attending Wayfinders for those students who are not a Regional Center client, or the Regional Center will not agree to provide funding for the Independent Living Support and Community Activity Support the student will receive while at Wayfinders. The estimate is based on a student living in 4 bedroom apartment and the student is only taking 3 units per semester. An additional $295/unit will be the responsibility of the family to pay if the student takes more than 3 units per semester. The Independent Living Support price is subject to student assessment and support needs.

Independent Living Support - Paid to Wayfinders                 $22,480.92 - $29,974.56

Community Activity Support - Paid to Wayfinders                 $17,026.68

Student Fees - Paid to Wayfinders                                        $466

Deposit, Application, Rent, and Utilities - Paid to Palazzo     $7335 - $8490 + electricity usage

Groceries, Entertainment, Personal, etc.                               $6,325*

Books and Supplies                                                                $500

Total Annual Cost                                                                 $54,133.60 - $62,782.24 +

*Students are expected to budget and buy groceries weekly for their cooking workshops. Students are encouraged to pack lunches and snacks daily but if the students chooses to eat on campus, or spend more on entertainment, this may increase the Groceries, Entertainent, Personal, etc. amount shown above. 

Financial Aid

Wayfinders is a certified Transition Program. This allows Wayfinders students to qualify for federal financial aid. However, financial aid is never gauranteed. To learn more, or to apply for financial aid, please visit the FAFSA website.

For questions about financial information, please contact:

Mackenzie Burke
Administrative Assistant
wayfinders@mail.fresnostate.edu
(559) 278-0391