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The Cost of Attendance, or a budget, is broadly defined as the average cost to attend Cal Poly Pomona for one academic year, which consists of the Fall and Spring semesters.  The Cost of Attendance budget helps you and the Financial Aid Office determine approximately how much money you need to attend Cal Poly Pomona, and how much financial aid you qualify for to meet that goal.

The figures below are estimates -- your actual costs may differ.  And of course, the amount anyone spends depends greatly on his or her own personal situation and individual choices. 

Learn about what is included in the cost of college and ways to reduce college costs. 

The information below is specific to the State Support Graduate programs at Cal Poly Pomona.  Information regarding costs for programs offered through the Cal Poly Pomona College of Extended University can be found on our College of Extended University program informaiton page.

A standardized set of budgets is used as the basis for determining the cost of attendance at Cal Poly Pomona. With the exception of tuition and fees (and on-campus housing), all other components are based on the data from Cost of Attendance Survey administered by the California Student Aid Commission. The survey is conducted every three years (the last survey was conducted in 2018) and results are updated annually based on inflation for non-surveyed years.  We recommend that all students prepare a budget to help them manage their expenses and spend their financial aid wisely. 

  • Tuition & Mandatory Fees: Cost paid to Cal Poly Pomona for courses, includes mandatory campus fees.  This figure is based off anticipated enrollment in the average number of units that students in each program take per semester.
  • Room and Board: The average cost per academic year to live in Pomona while attending Cal Poly Pomona. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances (on-campus, off-campus, living at home) 
    • Commuter Room and Board reflects the lower costs of living at home. 
    • On-Campus Room and Board (Residence Halls) is based on the actual costs for a “Double Room” and unlimited meal per option. 
    • Off-Campus Room and Board is based on the average amount reported by Cal Poly Pomona students on the 2018 SEARS survey.  These figures assume a roommate. 
  • Books and Supplies: The average amount students spend on books and educational supplies.
  • Transportation:   The average transportation cost of traveling to and from Cal Poly Pomona (includes bus fare, gasoline, tolls, parking, etc.).  Amount does not include car payments, insurance, repairs or license fees
  • Personal Expenses:   The average amount for personal expenses—from clothing and laundry to going to a movie or buying a pizza—each year. 

For informational purposes only:  In accordance with California Assembly Bill 990, Cal Poly Pomona provides the typical market cost of a one bedroom apartment in the Pomona area:  $1,384 per month (per www.apartments.com), as of January 1, 2022.

Below are the most recent tuition and cost estimates for Graduate Students for an academic year (fall and spring semesters).  Amounts below are based on average enrollment of 8 units per semester for graduate students at Cal Poly Pomona, which is the average number of units Graduate students enroll in each semester.  

2022 – 2023 Standard Graduate Programs Cost of Attendance for California Residents (as of 3/01/2022)

2022 – 2023 Standard Graduate Programs Cost of Attendance for California Residents
Expenses Commuter  On-Campus  
Housing
Off-Campus  
Housing 
Tuition & Mandatory Fees $8,872  $8,872  $8,872 
Room and Board  $7,882
$16,330  $14,200
Books  $1,067
$1,067
$1,067
Travel  $1,928
$1,134
$1,669
Personal/Misc. 
$2,367 $2,139 $2,210
TOTAL   $22,016  $29,542 $28,018

 

2022 – 2023 Standard Graduate Program Cost of Attendance for Non California Residents (as of 3/01/2022)

2022 – 2023 Standard Graduate Programs Cost of Attendance for Non California Residents
Expenses Commuter  On-Campus  
Housing
Off-Campus  
Housing 
Non-Resident Tuition*  $6,336  $6,336  $6,336 
Tuition & Mandatory Fees $8,872  $8,872  $8,872 
Room and Board  $7,882
$16,330 $14,200
Books  $1,067
$1,067 $1,067
Travel  $1,928
$1,134
$1,669
Personal/Misc. 
$2.267  $2.139  $2,210
TOTAL   $28,352 
$35,878
$34,354


*Non-Resident students are assessed the CA Resident Tuition and Fees, plus an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition. The figure above is based on enrollment in 
16 units for the academic year - 8 units per semester. 

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). 

Below are the most recent tuition and cost estimates for MBA Students for an academic year (fall and spring semesters).  Amounts below are based on average enrollment of 8 units per semester (16 units per academic year) for MBA students, which is the average number of units MBA students enroll in each semester.  

For additional information on program requirements, enrollment, and costs, visit the MBA program site.

Note on Tuition & Fees for MBA Students 
The average cost of tuition and fees for the academic year, based on 8 units per semester enrollment (this is the average enrollment for students in the MBA program).  The figure includes the Systemwide Tuition Fee, the Mandatory Cal Poly Pomona Campus Based Fees, and the per-unit Graduate Professional Fee.  

2022 – 2023 MBA Cost of Attendance for California Residents (as of 3/01/2022) 

2022 – 2023 MBA Cost of Attendance for California Residents
Expenses Commuter  On-Campus  
Housing
Off-Campus  
Housing 
Tuition & Mandatory Fees $13,192  $13,192  $13,192 
Room and Board  $7,882
$16,330 $14,200
Books  $1,067
$1,067 $1,067
Travel  $1,928
$1,134
$1,669
Personal/Misc. 
$2,267 $2,139 $2,210
TOTAL   $26,336 
$33,862
$32,338 


2022 – 2023 MBA Cost of Attendance for Non California Residents 
 

2022 – 2023 MBA Cost of Attendance for Non California Residents
Expenses Commuter  On-Campus  
Housing
Off-Campus  
Housing 
Non-Resident Tuition*  $6,336  $6,336  $6,336 
Tuition & Mandatory Fees $13,192  $13,192  $13,192 
Room and Board  $7,882 $16,330  $14,200
Books  $1,067
$1,067
$1,067
Travel  $1,928
$1,134
$1,669
Personal/Misc. 
$2,267  $2,139  $2,210
TOTAL   $32,672
$40,168
$38,674


*Non-Resident students are assessed the CA Resident Tuition and Fees, plus an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition. The figure above is based on enrollment in 16 units for the academic year - 8 units per semester.
 

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). 

Below are the most recent tuition and cost estimates for MS Accountancy Students for an academic year (fall and spring semesters).  Amounts below are based on average enrollment of 7 units per semester (14 units per academic year), which is the average number of units MS Accountancy students enroll in each semester.  

For additional information on program requirements, enrollment, and costs, visit the MS Accountancy program site 

Note on Tuition & Fees for MS Accountancy Students 
The average cost of tuition and fees for the academic year, based on 7 units per semester enrollment (this is the average enrollment for students in the MS Accountancy program).  The figure includes the Systemwide Tuition Fee, the Mandatory Cal Poly Pomona Campus Based Fees, and the per-unit Graduate Professional Fee.

2022 – 2023 MS Accountancy Cost of Attendance for California Residents (as of 2/19/2021)

2022 – 2023 MS Accountancy Cost of Attendance for California Residents
Expenses Commuter  On-Campus  
Housing
Off-Campus  
Housing 
Tuition & Mandatory Fees $12,652  $12,652  $12,652 
Room and Board  $7,882  $16,330 $14,200
Books  $1,067
$1,067
$1,067
Travel  $1,928
$1,134
$1,669
Personal/Misc. 
$2,267  $2,139  $2,210
TOTAL   $24,896 
$33,322
$31,798

 

2022 – 2023 MS Accountancy Cost of Attendance for Non California Residents (as of 3/01/2022) 

2022 – 2023 MS Accountancy Cost of Attendance for Non California Residents
Expenses Commuter  On-Campus  
Housing
Off-Campus  
Housing 
Non-Resident Tuition*  $5,544
$5,544
$5,544
Tuition & Mandatory Fees $12,652 $12,652 $12,652
Room and Board  $7,882 $16,330 $14,200
Books  $1,067
$1,067 $1,067
Travel  $1,928 $1,134 $1,669
Personal/Misc. $2,267 $2,139 $2,210
TOTAL   $31,340
$38,866
$37,342


*Non-Resident students are assessed the CA Resident Tuition and Fees, plus an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition. The figure above is based on enrollment in 1
4 units for the academic year - 7 units per semester. 

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). 

Below are the most recent tuition and cost estimates for MS Information Security Students for an academic year (fall and spring semesters).  Amounts below are based on average enrollment of 6 units per semester (12 units per academic year), which is the average number of units MS Information Security students enroll in each semester.  

For additional information on program requirements, enrollment, and costs, visit the MS Information Security program site 

Note on Tuition & Fees for MS Information Security Students 
The average cost of tuition and fees for the academic year, based on 6 units per semester enrollment (this is the average enrollment for students in the MS Information Security program).  The figure includes the Systemwide Tuition Fee, the Mandatory Cal Poly Pomona Campus Based Fees, and the per-unit Graduate Professional Fee.

2022 – 2023 MS Information Security Cost of Attendance for California Residents  (as of 3/01/2022)

2022 – 2023 MS Information Security Cost of Attendance for California Residents
Expenses Commuter  On-Campus  
Housing
Off-Campus  
Housing 
Tuition & Mandatory Fees $13,192 $13,192 $13,192
Room and Board  $7,882 $16,330 $14,200
Books  $1,067
$1,067
$1,067
Travel  $1,928 $1,134
$1,669
Personal/Misc. 
$2,267 $2,139 $2,210
TOTAL   $25,256
$32,782
$31,258

 

2022 – 2023 MS Information Security Cost of Attendance for Non California Residents (as of 3/01/2022)

2022 – 2023 MS Information Security Cost of Attendance for Non California Residents
Expenses Commuter  On-Campus  
Housing
Off-Campus  
Housing 
Non-Resident Tuition*  $4,752
$4,752
$4,752
Tuition & Mandatory Fees $12,112 $12,112 $12,112
Room and Board  $7,882
$16,330 $14,200
Books  $1,067
$1,067 $1,067
Travel  $1,928
$1,134
$1,669
Personal/Misc. 
$2,267 $2,139 $2,210
TOTAL   $30,008
$37,534
$36,010

 

*Non-Resident students are assessed the CA Resident Tuition and Fees, plus an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition. The figure above is based on enrollment in 12 units for the academic year - 6 units per semester. 

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). 

Below are the most recent tuition and cost estimates for EdD Students for an academic year (fall and spring semesters).  Amounts below are based on average enrollment of 6 units per semester (12 units per academic year), which is the average number of units Education Doctorate (EdD) students enroll in each semester.  

For additional information on program requirements, enrollment, and costs, visit the EdD program's site. 
 
NOTE:  The information below reflects costs associated with the Fall & Spring Semesters, and does not include the Summer semester. 

 
2022 – 2023 Education Doctorate (EdD) Cost of Attendance for California Residents (as of 3/01/2022) 

2022 – 2023 Education Doctorate (EdD) Cost of Attendance for California Residents
Expenses Commuter  On-Campus  
Housing
Off-Campus  
Housing 
Tuition & Mandatory Fees $13,534 $13,534 $13,534
Room and Board  $7,882 $16,330 $14,200
Books  $1,067
$1,067 $1,067
Travel  $1,928
$1,134
$1,669
Personal/Misc. 
$2,267 $2,139 $2,210
TOTAL   $26,678
$34,204
$32,680

 

2022 – 2023 Education Doctorate (EdD) Cost of Attendance for Non California Residents  (as of 3/01/2022)

2022 – 2023 Education Doctorate (EdD) Cost of Attendance for Non California Residents
Expenses Commuter  On-Campus  
Housing
Off-Campus  
Housing 
Non-Resident Tuition*  $4,752
$4,752
$4,752
Tuition & Mandatory Fees $13,534 $13,534 $13,534
Room and Board  $7,882 $16,330 $14,200
Books  $1,067
$1,067 $1,067
Travel  $1,928
$1,134
$1,669
Personal/Misc. 
$2,267 $2,139 $2,210
TOTAL   $31,430
$38,956
$37,432

*Non-Resident students are assessed the CA Resident Tuition and Fees, plus an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition. The figure above is based on enrollment in 12 units for the academic year - 6 units per semester. 

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).