International Admissions / Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

All international students must submit the International Student Financial Affidavit of Support showing proof of funding for the fees below. The I-20 is issued until a student is admitted and the affidavit is approved. U.S. residents can find fee information on the Admissions and Records' Residency website.

Below is an estimated budget for education and living expenses for international students for one academic year (two semesters). Fees are subject to change.

Please note:

  • Bachelors / Undergraduate students must enroll in at least 12 units per semester (about 4 courses)
  • Students may enroll in more classes, but the fees will increase
  • Masters / Graduate students enroll in 9 units per semester (about 3 courses)
  • Students may enroll in summer classes, but those fees are not included below, except for AMSE

Annual Education and Living Costs for International Students

Type of Degree Tuition and Fees
(two semesters)
Living Expenses
(includes health insurance)
Undergraduate $16,358 $23,332 $39,690
MBA/Graduate Business1 $20,276 $23,332 $43,608
Graduate2 $15,416 $23,332 $38,748
Credential3 $14,900 $23,332 $38,232
Doctorate $19,286 $23,332 $42,618
Accelerated MS in Software Engineering4 $21,315 $23,332 $44,647

1 Selected Business Graduate includes MBA, MS in Accountancy, Information Systems and Taxation
2 All other graduate programs
3 Based on 9 units per semester
4 Tuition and fees based on three semesters/one academic year

Explanation of fees to be paid each semester of enrollment

The California State University (CSU) keeps student costs to a minimum. However, fees published may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. The CSU reserves the right, even after initial fee payments, to increase or modify listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester has begun.

Health Insurance cost depends on age of student, for more information visit the Available Policies for Cal State Fullerton Student Insurance webpage.