California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)

San Luis Obispo, CA

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Undergraduate Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tuition & Fees $8,043 $19,701
Room & Board $10,679 $10,679
Books & Supplies $1,754 $1,754
Other Expenses $3,414 $3,414
TOTAL $23,890 $35,548

Undergraduate Expenses

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Approximately 48% of those attending California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo receive financial aid. The average amount of federal, state, or local aid is $9,600. The average amount of student loans is $5,692. Make sure you apply to all grants and loans that you qualify for. You can also use our Scholarship Search to help you pay for college.


In-State:

  • Tuition & Fees: 34%
  • Room & Board: 45%
  • Books & Supplies: 7%
  • Other Expenses: 14%
Tuition & Fees 34%
Room & Board 45%
Books & Supplies 7%
Other Expenses 14%

Out-Of-State

  • Tuition & Fees: 55%
  • Room & Board: 30%
  • Books & Supplies: 5%
  • Other Expenses: 10%
Tuition & Fees 55%
Room & Board 30%
Books & Supplies 5%
Other Expenses 10%

Graduate Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tuition & Fees $6,738 $16,284

Financial Aid Received by California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Students

  Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grant 14% $4,432
Local Grant 23% $3,458
Institutional Grant 26% $3,978
Pell Grant 14% $4,045
Student Loans 30% $5,692
TOTAL FINANCIAL AID 48% $9,600

Required Financial Aid Forms

  • FAFSA

Types of Loans Available

  • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • College/University Loans
  • Other: alternative loans.

Payment Plans

  • Deferred Payment Plan

Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid Officer
Lois Kelly
Director of Financial Aid
lkelly@calpoly.edu

Financial Aid Office

P (805) 756-2927
F (805) 756-7243
@ financialaid@calpoly.edu

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