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Old 09-01-2009, 05:37 PM
 
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Default What is the least expensive college or university in california?

What is the least expensive college or university in california for a california resident, just considering tuition and fees, not anything else? I'm talking about a four year school not the community colleges because i know those are really inexpensive, unless there are community colleges in california that allow you to get a bachelors degree then plaease enlighten me to that. Thank you.
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:40 PM
 
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Any Cal State (CSU) is as cheap as it gets for a 4 year school. Lots of people do go to community college for a couple of years to get the general education stuff out of the way, then transfer to a Cal State or UC.
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles/Long Beach
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Any Cal State (CSU) is as cheap as it gets for a 4 year school. Lots of people do go to community college for a couple of years to get the general education stuff out of the way, then transfer to a Cal State or UC.
I'm currently attending Cal State Long Beach and it is definatly affordable and you get a great bang for your buck.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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the fees for all the state universities are the same as far as I know, but room and board could vary, this holds true for the university system as well I think but I do not know for certain. It used to be that way. Yes, many young people choose 2 years of community college first.

Nita
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Community college fees this term are $26 a unit. Can't beat that. CSU's are a couple thou a semester but there's lots of financial aid.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:32 PM
 
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western career college.
cal state heald
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:31 PM
 
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The CSU campuses have some variation in fees.

There is a standard system base fee, but campuses can impose special fees that increase the cost at an individual location. Additionally, Cal Poly SLO has special fees that vary not just for their campus but by major.

Just the fees for attending for a year at a CSU will range from about $4370 at Long Beach to about $6498 at Cal Poly (actual amount there depends upon the major). Then you have to look at housing costs in an area.

This cost of attending spreadsheet shows the current estimated costs at each campus for fees, books, living expenses, etc:
http://www.calstate.edu/SAS/documents/2009-2010_COA.xls
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:09 PM
 
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Nice find. The Bakersfield campus probably has the most bang for the buck since it is the only Cal State campus that is still on the quarter system. The more classes you take in a year, the sooner you graduate.

Tim C.

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The CSU campuses have some variation in fees.

There is a standard system base fee, but campuses can impose special fees that increase the cost at an individual location. Additionally, Cal Poly SLO has special fees that vary not just for their campus but by major.

Just the fees for attending for a year at a CSU will range from about $4370 at Long Beach to about $6498 at Cal Poly (actual amount there depends upon the major). Then you have to look at housing costs in an area.

This cost of attending spreadsheet shows the current estimated costs at each campus for fees, books, living expenses, etc:
http://www.calstate.edu/SAS/documents/2009-2010_COA.xls
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Danville, Ca
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Nice find. The Bakersfield campus probably has the most bang for the buck since it is the only Cal State campus that is still on the quarter system. The more classes you take in a year, the sooner you graduate.

Tim C.
Cal State East Bay formerly CSU Hayward is still on the quarter system as well.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Nashville
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Consider University of Wyoming! It's really cheap
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