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CSUN Housing Costs

$7,316 On-Campus Room Typical Cost
$4,506 On-Campus Meals Typical Cost
$1,486 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$3,132 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost

What are the California State University - Northridge Living Expenses?

Room, board, and other charges will add up to a lot. How much does California State University - Northridge charge for these essentials, and just how does this school compare to others?

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CSUN Housing and Meal Plan Costs California State University - Northridge offers most of its courses online. If you are an online student, your living expenses will probably continue as is. Bear this in mind when budgeting for your college degree.

In 2021, students at CSUN paid $7,316 for housing and $4,506 for dining.

The table below shows the expected costs of on-campus and off-campus housing and food plans for California State University - Northridge.

ExpenseOn CampusOff Campus
Room and Board$11,502$18,962
— Housing      $7,316
— Meals      $4,506
Other Living Expenses$3,132$4,366
Books and Supplies$1,486$1,486

Will You Spend Four Years On Campus? Projected Cost is $65,282

In the past five years, CSUN housing and dining costs have adjusted 1.1% on average each year, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. Incoming first year students in 2022 should expect to be charged around $16,186 for room, board and other costs according to current trends. In their final year a student would spend roughly $16,267 for an associate degree, and $16,466 for a bachelor's degree.

Over the length of acquiring your degree the total will come to close to $65,282 for four years or $32,454 for two years.


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More Details on Living On Campus

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether CSUN does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?No
On-Campus Housing Capacity4,029

Cost to Live On Campus is Average

Students who live on campus at California State University - Northridge pay as much as $16,120 for living expenses. This price is similar to the nationwide average of $15,282.


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