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California State University San Marcos Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

San Marcos, CA

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $32,146
Out-of-state: $41,650
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,454
Out-of-state: $22,958
Room and Board
$13,150
Books and Supplies
$1,072
Other Expenses
$4,470
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
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 2
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 030113
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,146 (91.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,720 (80.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,581 (91.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
74 (4.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$11,020
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,488 (94.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,925
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 683 (43.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,770
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 20 (1.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
4 (.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $750

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
9,392 (82.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
8,242 (87.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,951 (96.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
388 (4.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
45%
Average Award
$10,808
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,436 (93.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,317
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,670 (46.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,613
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 63 (.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
16 (.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,157

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
53%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$23,725
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

Scholarships and Grants

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

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Mathematics
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Local/State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

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

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