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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 Cost of Attendance

Estimate your out-of-pocket cost of attending Cal Poly

Our step-by-step guide will help you estimate the net (out-of-pocket) costs will will need to cover, either using your own resources or with the help of student loans, or a combination of both.

Net Cost Guide

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 for students and their supporters.

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