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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,585
Out-of-state: $42,475
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,943
Out-of-state: $23,833
Room and Board
$14,208
Books and Supplies
$1,599
Other Expenses
$2,835
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@calpoly.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001143
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
4,152 (76.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,127 (50.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,014 (94.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
189 (11.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$10,106
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,903 (94.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,456
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,317 (65.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,116
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 80 (5.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
636 (12.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,683

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
12,403 (59.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
8,266 (66.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,896 (95.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
672 (9.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$10,770
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,383 (92.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,648
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,046 (65.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,871
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 270 (3.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,600 (12.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,205

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
42%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,298
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, TEACH Grants, California Dream Grants
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Rodeo
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Local/State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

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