The Board of Trustees voted and approved on March 22, 2017 a tuition increase effective for the fall term academic year 2017/18. Details about the increase can be found on the CSU website.

Outstanding Education. Affordable Price.

An extraordinary education doesn’t have to come with an extraordinary price tag. At California State University Channel Islands (CI), we strive to keep your cost of attendance to a minimum. Out-of-state students may even find CI costs less than your own in-state education.

Financial Aid

When you contact our Financial Aid office, you’ll speak to someone who cares and who will assist you in applying for:

  • Grants—from federal to state, grants are need-based and do not need to be repaid
  • Scholarships—awards for your academic excellence, they do not need to be repaid
  • Loans—need-based, low-interest loans that must be repaid

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Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost varies by degree, location and other factors. Use the button below to get a more accurate estimate.

First steps

If you haven’t already, we suggest you:

Need Help?

For help with financial aid or financial aid disbursements, please contact Financial Aid at 805-437-8530 or email

For help with student account inquiries, payments (tuition & fees, housing, payment plans), tuition, or direct deposit, please contact Student Business Services at 805-437-8810 or email