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. Please contact your Regional Center to see if your student meets their funding criteria. 
  2. 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 $7,595 - $8,970 + electricity usage
Groceries, Entertainment, Personal, Etc. $6,325*
Books and Supplies $500
Total Estimated Annual Cost: $14,886 - $16,261+

 

Estimated Annual Cost for Private Pay

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

  1. The student is not a Regional Center client, or the student does not meet their Regional Center's criteria for funding. 
  2. The student is only taking 3 units per semester. An additional $295/unit will be the responsibility of the student and/or 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 (Subject to the student's individual assessment and support needs)
Community Activity Support - Paid to Wayfinders $18,441.28
Student Fees - Paid to Wayfinders $466
Deposit, Application, Rent, and Utilities - Paid to Palazzo $7,595 - $8,970 + electricity usage
Groceries, Entertainment, Personal, Etc. $6,325*
Books and Supplies $500
Total Estimated Annual Cost: $55,808.20 - $64,676.84+

*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, Entertainment, Personal, etc. amount shown above. 

 

Financial Aid

Wayfinders is a certified Transition Program. This allows Wayfinders students to apply for federal financial aid. 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
mackenzieb@csufresno.edu
(559) 278-0391