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COLLEGE PROFILE

California State University San Marcos

San Marcos, CA

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $21,044
Out-of-state: $32,204
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,814
Out-of-state: $17,974
Room and Board
$12,565
Books and Supplies
$1,665
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment PlansCredit card, installment plan

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mail
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Not reported
Application Process
Application DeadlinePriority deadline March 2
Award NotificationOn or about April 16
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 030113
Free

PROFILE OF 2011-12 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants991 (72.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need777 (78.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid645 (83.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully MetNot reported
Average Percent of Need MetNot reported
Average Award$8,397
Need-Based Gift
Received by 578 (89.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,050
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 339 (52.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,219
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 141 (21.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift25 (1.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,021
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants4,426 (65.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need3,988 (58.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid3,634 (91.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully MetNot reported
Average Percent of Need MetNot reported
Average Award$8,373
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,833 (78.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,373
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,279 (62.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,305
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 388 (10.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift45 (.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,841
Borrowing
2012 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
63%
Average Indebtedness of
2012 Graduates
$19,257
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
Not reported

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans 
Other LoansCollege/university loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Athletic scholarships, State scholarships, Leadership scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Mathematics
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Mathematics
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Local/State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Local/State Students
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$2,055
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.16 3.39 496 493 511 22
Low 2.48 2.50 290 280 300 12
High 3.90 4.50 660 700 710 31
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