With tuition and fees of just $7,858 per year, Cal Poly Humboldt is a great value. Humboldt combines incredible academic opportunities with affordability.

How much does it really cost to attend Cal Poly Humboldt?

Estimated total cost of attendance for an undergraduate starting in Fall 2022. Fees are subject to change.

  • Tuition & Fees $7,858
  • Food & Housing $12,540
  • Books & Supplies $1,090
  • Misc. $2,204
  • Transportation $1,158
  • Total $24,850

When you include food & housing, a typical private college costs more than $50,770 per year to attend.

  • Private College $37,650
  • University
    of California $14,100
  • Humboldt $7,858

Average tuition and fees for private college in 2020-21 as reported to The College Board, and for UC’s 2021-22 academic year. Average tuition and fees for Cal Poly Humboldt from 2022-2023.

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Financial Aid Is Available to Most Students

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

Most low-income students received $9,878 in grant funding.

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Financially—Is it worth it?

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree earn on average $27,248 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 $781
  • Associate Degree $938
  • Bachelor's Degree $1,305
  • Professional Degree $1,893
  • Master's Degree $1,545
  • Doctoral Degree $1,885

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; 2020 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).