Costs

With tuition and fees of just $7,863 per year, Humboldt State University is a great value. HSU combines incredible academic opportunities with affordability.

How much does it really cost to attend HSU?

Estimated total cost of attendance for an undergraduate starting in Fall 2018. Fees are subject to change.


  • Tuition & Fees $7,858
  • Food & Housing $13,390
  • Books & Supplies $1,010
  • Misc. $2,160
  • Transportation $1,140
  • Total $25,558



When you include food & housing, a typical private college costs more than 49,870 per year to attend.


  • Private College $36,880
  • University
    of California $14,100
  • HSU $7,858

Average tuition and fees for a private college from 2019-20 as reported to the College Board. Average tuition and fees for UC and Humboldt State from 2020-21.

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Financial Aid Is Available to Most Students

At HSU, 80 percent of students receive some form of financial aid (state and federal grants, institutional aid, subsidized loans, etc.).

Most low-income students received $10,222 in grant funding.

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Financially—Is it worth it?

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree earn on average $26,104 more per year than those with only a high school diploma!

Over a lifetime, that's more than $1 MILLION in increased earnings compared to just having a high school diploma.

Median Weekly Incomes Based on Highest Level of Education

  • High school Graduate $746
  • Associate Degree $887
  • Bachelor's Degree $1,248
  • Professional Degree $1,861
  • Master's Degree $1,497
  • Doctoral Degree $1,883

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; 2019 median earnings for full-time workers 25 and over.

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in
published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate.
Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are
made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are
subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter
has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval
by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory
systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee
Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).