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the Cal pOly value

A strong return on your college investment

Choosing the right school comes down to several factors – often, the biggest one is affordability. We believe that talent deserves opportunity. The brightest students shouldn’t just envision themselves here but instead have the resources to get here.

$700,000 average
ROI for Grads
20-year ROI according to
Post-Grad Salary
Top Five
#3 in West Coast,
Forbes says
Best Value
One of “America's Best Value Colleges”
“Top 100 College Values”
#5 in US
Public universities, Consumers Digest

Financial Aid

Financial aid can help make college more affordable. Aid typically comes in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and work study and comes from federal, state, institutional and private sources. Applying for aid is free and our Financial Aid office can help assist you in securing the resources you need to fund your education.

Net Price Calculator

Estimate your costs of attending Cal Poly

The Net Price calculator looks at your potential cost of attendance and how much financial aid you may receive to provide an estimated price of an academic year at Cal Poly. 

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Paying your tuition

The Student Accounts office gives you the resources to manage your student account including important dates, when and how to make payments, policies and more.

Student Accounts FAQs provide answers to often-asked questions.

Student FAQ

Parent FAQ

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