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Graduate Costs of Attendance

Cal Poly makes every effort to keep costs to a minimum, and we are proud of our consistently high rankings as a best value college for the money and proven return on investment.

Estimated Costs for 2022/23 Academic Year

Your cost to attend Cal Poly will vary depending on your program, residency status and living arrangements. Our estimates represent the average cost for a student to attend Cal Poly for one academic year.

Most Graduate Programs

California Residents — New (Enrolling for the first time in fall 2022)

  Living on or off Campus Living With Parents
Fees* $12,462 $12,462
Total Tuition and Fees $12,462 $12,462
Books $699 $699
Supplies $207 $207
Housing & Meals $16,449 $6,363
Transportation $729 $729
Personal/Misc.  $1,515 $1,515
Estimated Loan Fees $0 $0
Total Cost of Attendance $32,061 $21,975

About California Residents Graduate Costs Estimate (New Students)

This cost estimate is for students who are new to the graduate program. This means that you will be enrolling in the program for the first time in fall 2022.

*Registration Fees: Fees for California residents are based on full-time enrollment for the fall, winter and spring quarters and are subject to change.

Books & Supplies: Your costs may vary depending on the courses you are taking each quarter.

Room & Meals: Graduate students may live on-or off-campus and have the option to purchase a meal plan. A typical one-bedroom apartment in San Luis Obispo costs $1350/month. Many students living off-campus have roommates in order to keep their housing costs more affordable. Actual costs of housing and meals will vary depending on where you live and what meal plan you choose.

Transportation/Personal/Misc: Based on reasonable but modest costs in regards to transportation, clothing, recreation and living expenses. Your costs may vary depending on lifestyle.

Loan Fees: Federal Loan borrowers have estimated loan fees added to the cost of attendance.

California Residents — Continuing (First enrolled prior to the 2022-23 academic year)

  Living on or off Campus Living With Parents
Fees* $11,754 $11,754
Total Tuition and Fees $11,754 $11,754
Books $699 $699
Supplies $207 $207
Housing & Meals $16,449 $6,363
Transportation $729 $729
Personal/Misc.  $1,515 $1,515
Estimated Loan Fees $0 $0
Total Cost of Attendance $31,353 $21,267

About California Graduate Costs Estimate (Continuing Students)

This cost estimate is for students who are continuing in the graduate program. This means that you enrolled in the program prior to fall 2022.

*Registration Fees: Fees for California residents are based on full-time enrollment for the fall, winter and spring quarters and are subject to change.

Books & Supplies: Your costs may vary depending on the courses you are taking each quarter.

Room & Meals: Graduate students may live on-or off-campus and have the option to purchase a meal plan. A typical one-bedroom apartment in San Luis Obispo costs $1350/month. Many students living off-campus have roommates in order to keep their housing costs more affordable. Actual costs of housing and meals will vary depending on where you live and what meal plan you choose.

Transportation/Personal/Misc: Based on reasonable but modest costs in regards to transportation, clothing, recreation and living expenses. Your costs may vary depending on lifestyle.

Loan Fees: Federal Loan borrowers have estimated loan fees added to the cost of attendance.

Non-Residents — New (Enrolling for the first time in fall 2022)

  Domestic Non-Residents International Non-Residents
Registration Fees* $12,462 $12,462
Non-Resident Tuition** $6,336 $6,336
International Fee^   $900
Health Insurance   $1,416
Total Tuition and Fees $18,798 $21,114
Books $699 $699
Supplies $207 $207
Housing & Meals $16,449 $16,449
Transportation $729 $729
Personal/Misc. $1,515 $1,515
Estimated Loan Fees $0 $0
Total Cost of Attendance $38,397 $40,713

About Non-Resident Graduate Costs Estimate (New Students)

This cost estimate is for students who are new to the graduate program. This means that you will be enrolling in the program for the first time in fall 2022.

*Registration Fees: Fees are based on full-time enrollment for the fall, winter and spring quarters and are subject to change.

**Non-Resident Tuition: If you are not a California resident, you will pay an additional $264 per unit. We base our estimates of $6,336 per year on the assumption that you will take 8 units per quarter. Your actual amount will vary depending on the number of units you take per quarter.

^International Students: International students will also pay a $900 International Fee and $1416 International Health Insurance Fee.

Books & Supplies: Your costs may vary depending on the courses you are taking each quarter.

Housing & Meals: Graduate students may live on-or off-campus and have the option to purchase a meal plan. A typical one-bedroom apartment in San Luis Obispo costs $1350/month. Many students living off-campus have roommates in order to keep their housing costs more affordable. Actual costs of housing and meals will vary depending on where you live and what meal plan you choose.

Transportation/Personal/Misc: Based on reasonable but modest costs in regards to transportation, clothing, recreation and living expenses. Your costs may vary depending on lifestyle.

Loan Fees: Federal Loan borrowers have estimated loan fees added to the cost of attendance.

Non-Residents — Continuing (First enrolled prior to the 2022-23 academic year)

  Domestic Non-Residents International Non-Residents
Registration Fees* $11,754 $11,754
Non-Resident Tuition** $6,336 $6,336
International Fee^   $900
Health Insurance   $1,416
Total Tuition and Fees $18,090 $20,406
Books $699 $699
Supplies $207 $207
Housing & Meals $16,449 $16,449
Transportation $729 $729
Personal/Misc. $1,515 $1,515
Estimated Loan Fees $0 $0
Total Cost of Attendance $37,689 $40,005

About Non-Resident Graduate Costs Estimate (Continuing Students)

This cost estimate is for students who are continuing in the graduate program. This means that you enrolled in the program prior to fall 2022.

*Registration Fees: Fees are based on full-time enrollment for the fall, winter and spring quarters and are subject to change.

**Non-Resident Tuition: If you are not a California resident, you will pay an additional $264 per unit. We base our estimates of $6,336 per year on the assumption that you will take 8 units per quarter. Your actual amount will vary depending on the number of units you take per quarter.

^International Students: International students will also pay a $900 International Fee and $1416 International Health Insurance Fee.

Books & Supplies: Your costs may vary depending on the courses you are taking each quarter.

Housing & Meals: Graduate students may live on-or off-campus and have the option to purchase a meal plan. A typical one-bedroom apartment in San Luis Obispo costs $1350/month. Many students living off-campus have roommates in order to keep their housing costs more affordable. Actual costs of housing and meals will vary depending on where you live and what meal plan you choose.

Transportation/Personal/Misc: Based on reasonable but modest costs in regards to transportation, clothing, recreation and living expenses. Your costs may vary depending on lifestyle.

Loan Fees: Federal Loan borrowers have estimated loan fees added to the cost of attendance.

 Credential Programs

California Residents

  Living on or off Campus Living with Parents
Registration Fees* $11,946 $11,946
Total Tuition and Fees $11,946 $11,946
Books $699 $699
Supplies $207 $207
Housing & Meals $16,449 $6,363
Transportation $729 $729
Personal/Misc. $1,515 $1,515
Estimated Loan Fees $0 $0
Total cost of Attendance $31,545 $21,459

About CA Resident Credential Costs Estimate

*Registration Fees: Fees for California residents are based on full-time enrollment for the fall, winter and spring quarters and are subject to change.

Books & Supplies: Your costs may vary depending on the courses you are taking each quarter.

Housing & Meals: Graduate students may live on-or off-campus and have the option to purchase a meal plan. A typical one-bedroom apartment in San Luis Obispo costs $1350/month. Many students living off-campus have roommates in order to keep their housing costs more affordable. Actual costs of housing and meals will vary depending on where you live and what meal plan you choose.

Transportation/Personal/Misc: Based on reasonable but modest costs in regards to transportation, clothing, recreation and living expenses. Your costs may vary depending on lifestyle.

Loan Fees: Federal Loan borrowers have estimated loan fees added to the cost of attendance.

Non-Residents

  Domestic Non-Residents International Non-Residents
Registration Fees* $11,946 $11,946
Non-Resident Tuition** $9,504 $9,504
International Fee^   $900
Health Insurance   $1,416
Total Tuition and Fees $21,450 $23,915
Books $699 $699
Supplies $207 $207
Housing & Meals $16,449 $16,449
Transportation $729 $729
Personal/Misc. $1,515 $1,515
Estimated Loan Fees $0 $0
Total Cost of Attendance $41,049 $43,334

About Non-Resident Credential Costs Estimate

*Registration Fees: Fees are based on full-time enrollment for the fall, winter and spring quarters and are subject to change.

**Non-Resident Tuition: If you are not a California resident, you will pay an additional $264 per unit. We base our estimates of $6,336 per year on the assumption that you will take 8 units per quarter. Your actual amount will vary depending on the number of units you take per quarter.

^International Students: International students will also pay a $900 International Fee and $1,416 International Health Insurance Fee.

Books & Supplies: Your costs may vary depending on the courses you are taking each quarter.

Housing & Meals: Graduate students may live on-or off-campus and have the option to purchase a meal plan. A typical one-bedroom apartment in San Luis Obispo costs $1350/month. Many students living off-campus have roommates in order to keep their housing costs more affordable. Actual costs of housing and meals will vary depending on where you live and what meal plan you choose.

Transportation/Personal/Misc: Based on reasonable but modest costs in regards to transportation, clothing, recreation and living expenses. Your costs may vary depending on lifestyle.

Loan Fees: Federal Loan borrowers have estimated loan fees added to the cost of attendance.

 MBA Program

California Residents

  MBA Accelerated
(10-month program)
MBA Traditional
(2-year program)
Registration Fees* $18,822 $12,462
Professional Fee $8,640 $5,400
Total Tuition and Fees $27,462 $17,862
Books $699 $699
Supplies $207 $207
Housing & Meals $18,276 $16,449
Transportation $810 $729
Personal/Misc.  $1,683 $1,515
Estimated Loan Fees $0 $0
Total Cost of Attendance $49,137 $37,461

About CA Resident MBA Costs Estimate

These costs have not been updated for 2022/2023.

*Registration Fees: Fees for California residents are based on full-time enrollment for the fall, winter and spring quarters and are subject to change.

Books & Supplies: Your costs may vary depending on the courses you are taking each quarter.

Housing & Meals: Graduate students may live on-or off-campus and have the option to purchase a meal plan. A typical one-bedroom apartment in San Luis Obispo costs $1350/month. Many students living off-campus have roommates in order to keep their housing costs more affordable. Actual costs of housing and meals will vary depending on where you live and what meal plan you choose.

Transportation/Personal/Misc: Based on reasonable but modest costs in regards to transportation, clothing, recreation and living expenses. Your costs may vary depending on lifestyle.

Loan Fees: Federal Loan borrowers have estimated loan fees added to the cost of attendance.

Domestic Non-Residents 

  MBA Accelerated
(10-month program)
MBA Traditional
(2-year program)
Registration Fees* $18,822 $12,462
Non-Resident Tuition** $12,672 $7,920
Professional Fee $8,640 $5,400
Total Tuition and Fees $40,134 $25,782
Books $699 $699
Supplies $207 $207
Housing & Meals $18,276 $16,449
Transportation $810 $729
Personal/Misc. $1,683 $1,515
Estimated Loan Fees $0 $0
Total Cost of Attendance $61,809 $45,381

About Domestic Non-Resident MBA Costs Estimate

These costs have not been updated for 2022/2023.

*Registration Fees: Fees are based on full-time enrollment for the fall, winter and spring quarters and are subject to change.

**Non-Resident Tuition: If you are not a California resident, you will pay an additional $264 per unit. We base our estimates of $6,336 per year on the assumption that you will take 8 units per quarter. The accelerated MBA program non-resident fees equal $12,672. Your actual amount will vary depending on the number of units you take per quarter.

Books & Supplies: Your costs may vary depending on the courses you are taking each quarter.

Housing & Meals: Graduate students may live on-or off-campus and have the option to purchase a meal plan. A typical one-bedroom apartment in San Luis Obispo costs $1350/month. Many students living off-campus have roommates in order to keep their housing costs more affordable. Actual costs of housing and meals will vary depending on where you live and what meal plan you choose.

Transportation/Personal/Misc: Based on reasonable but modest costs in regards to transportation, clothing, recreation and living expenses. Your costs may vary depending on lifestyle.

Loan Fees: Federal Loan borrowers have estimated loan fees added to the cost of attendance.

International 

  MBA Accelerated
(10-month program)
MBA Traditional
(2-year program)
Registration Fees* $18,822 $12,462
Non-Resident Tuition** $12,672 $7,920
Professional Fee $8,640 $5,400
International Fee^ $900 $900
Health Insurance $1,640 $1,491
Total Tuition and Fees $42,674 $28,173
Books $699 $699
Supplies $207 $207
Housing & Meals $18,276 $16,449
Transportation $810 $729
Personal/Misc. $1,683 $1,515
Estimated Loan Fees $0 $0
Total Cost of Attendance $64,349 $47,772

About International MBA Costs Estimate

These costs have not been updated for 2022/2023.

*Registration Fees: Fees are based on full-time enrollment for the fall, winter and spring quarters and are subject to change.

**Non-Resident Tuition: If you are not a California resident, you will pay an additional $264 per unit. We base our estimates of $6,336 per year on the assumption that you will take 8 units per quarter. The accelerated MBA program non-resident fees equal $12,672. Your actual amount will vary depending on the number of units you take per quarter.

^International Students: International students will also pay a $900 International Fee and $1368 International Health Insurance Fee.

Books & Supplies: Your costs may vary depending on the courses you are taking each quarter.

Housing & Meals: Graduate students may live on-or off-campus and have the option to purchase a meal plan. A typical one-bedroom apartment in San Luis Obispo costs $1350/month. Many students living off-campus have roommates in order to keep their housing costs more affordable. Actual costs of housing and meals will vary depending on where you live and what meal plan you choose.

Transportation/Personal/Misc: Based on reasonable but modest costs in regards to transportation, clothing, recreation and living expenses. Your costs may vary depending on lifestyle.

Loan Fees: Federal Loan borrowers have estimated loan fees added to the cost of attendance.

Other Orfaela College of Business Graduate Programs

Domestic Students

  MS Accounting or
MS Taxation
MS Business
Analytics
MS Packaging
Value Chain (online)
MS Quantitative
Economics
Registration Fees* $24,795 $31,275 $28,000 $25,650
Professional/Other Fees $1,659 $1,659   $1,659
Total Tuition and Fees $26,454 $32,934 $28,000 $27,309
Books  $699 $699 $699 $699
Supplies $207 $207 $207 $207
Housing & Meals $18,276 $18,276 $16,449 $18,276
Transportation $810 $810 $729 $810
Personal/Misc. $1,683 $1,683 $1,515 $1,683
Estimated Loan Fees $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Cost of Attendance $48,129 $54,609 $47,599 $48,984

About These Domestic Costs Estimate

These costs have not been updated for 2022/2023.

*Registration Fees: Fees are based on full-time enrollment for the fall, winter and spring quarters and are subject to change.

Books & Supplies: Your costs may vary depending on the courses you are taking each quarter.

Housing & Meals: Graduate students may live on-or off-campus and have the option to purchase a meal plan. A typical one-bedroom apartment in San Luis Obispo costs $1350/month. Many students living off-campus have roommates in order to keep their housing costs more affordable. Actual costs of housing and meals will vary depending on where you live and what meal plan you choose.

Transportation/Personal/Misc: Based on reasonable but modest costs in regards to transportation, clothing, recreation and living expenses. Your costs may vary depending on lifestyle.

Loan Fees: Federal Loan borrowers have estimated loan fees added to the cost of attendance.

International Students

  MS Accounting or
MS Taxation
MS Business
Analytics
MS Packaging
Value Chain (online)
MS Quantitative
Economics
Registration Fees* $24,795 $31,275 $28,000 $25,650
Professional/Other Fees $1,553 $1,659   $1,659
International Fee^ $900 $900   $900
Health Insurance $1,368 $1,640   $1,640
Total Tuition and Fees $28,616 $35,474 $28,000 $29,849
Books  $681 $699 $699 $699
Supplies $207 $207 $207 $207
Housing & Meals $17,451 $18,276 $16,449 $18,276
Transportation $789 $810 $729 $810
Personal/Misc. $1,644 $1,683 $1,515 $1,683
Estimated Loan Fees $72 $0 $0 $0
Total Cost of Attendance $49,460 $57,149 $47,599 $51,524

About These International Costs Estimate

These costs have not been updated for 2022/2023.

*Registration Fees: Fees are based on full-time enrollment for the fall, winter and spring quarters and are subject to change.

^International Students: International students will also pay a $900 International Fee and $1368 International Health Insurance Fee.

Books & Supplies: Your costs may vary depending on the courses you are taking each quarter.

Housing & Meals: Graduate students may live on-or off-campus and have the option to purchase a meal plan. A typical one-bedroom apartment in San Luis Obispo costs $1350/month. Many students living off-campus have roommates in order to keep their housing costs more affordable. Actual costs of housing and meals will vary depending on where you live and what meal plan you choose.

Transportation/Personal/Misc: Based on reasonable but modest costs in regards to transportation, clothing, recreation and living expenses. Your costs may vary depending on lifestyle.

Loan Fees: Federal Loan borrowers have estimated loan fees added to the cost of attendance.

MS Fire Protection Program

Domestic Students

  MS Fire Protection MS Fire Protection
(online program)
Registration Fees* $16,560 $16,560
Additional Fees $1,659 $1,659
Total Tuition and Fees $18,219 $18,219
Books $906 $906
Housing & Meals $16,449 $16,449
Transportation $729 $729
Personal/Misc. $1,515 $1,515
Estimated Loan Fees $0 $0
Total Cost of Attendance $37,818 $37,818

About These Domestic Costs Estimate

These costs have not been updated for 2022/2023.

*Registration Fees: Fees are based on full-time enrollment for the fall, winter and spring quarters and are subject to change.

Books & Supplies: Your costs may vary depending on the courses you are taking each quarter.

Housing & Meals: Graduate students may live on-or off-campus and have the option to purchase a meal plan. A typical one-bedroom apartment in San Luis Obispo costs $1350/month. Many students living off-campus have roommates in order to keep their housing costs more affordable. Actual costs of housing and meals will vary depending on where you live and what meal plan you choose.

Transportation/Personal/Misc: Based on reasonable but modest costs in regards to transportation, clothing, recreation and living expenses. Your costs may vary depending on lifestyle.

Loan Fees: Federal Loan borrowers have estimated loan fees added to the cost of attendance.

International Students

  MS Fire Protection
Registration Fees* $16,560
Additional Fees $1,659
International Fee^ $900
Health Insurance $1,491
Total Tuition and Fees $20,610
Books $906
Housing & Meals $16,449
Transportation $729
Personal/Misc. $1,515
Estimated Loan Fees $0
Total Cost of Attendance $40,209

About These International Costs Estimate

These costs have not been updated for 2022/2023.

*Registration Fees: Fees are based on full-time enrollment for the fall, winter and spring quarters and are subject to change.

^International Students: International students will also pay a $900 International Fee and $1368 International Health Insurance Fee.

Books & Supplies: Your costs may vary depending on the courses you are taking each quarter.

Housing & Meals: Graduate students may live on-or off-campus and have the option to purchase a meal plan. A typical one-bedroom apartment in San Luis Obispo costs $1350/month. Many students living off-campus have roommates in order to keep their housing costs more affordable. Actual costs of housing and meals will vary depending on where you live and what meal plan you choose.

Transportation/Personal/Misc: Based on reasonable but modest costs in regards to transportation, clothing, recreation and living expenses. Your costs may vary depending on lifestyle.

Loan Fees: Federal Loan borrowers have estimated loan fees added to the cost of attendance.