Can You Afford California State University Maritime Academy?

Concerned about paying for college? Take a look at Cal Maritime’s financial aid options, including grants, scholarships, and student loans, then calculate the net price based on your income level to determine if you can afford to attend this school.

Attendance Costs in 2020 - 2021 Varied Between $13,862 & $40,227

Worried about paying the full cost of $40,227 to attend California State University Maritime Academy? That number can be deceiving, as the net amount most students will pay varies significantly.

For students living in California, the university offers a discount of 62.5% off tuition and fees. Also, 44.4% of freshmen receive some form of financial aid, with the average amount totaling $8,411. Students from low-income families receive an average of $14,485 in aid during their first year.

Cost for Residents of California (no aid)

Tuition and fees$7,116
+ Room and board$12,576
+ Other expenses$8,655
Total cost$28,347
Affordability Score (44 out of 100)
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Net Price for Residents of California (with average aid)

Total cost$28,347
- Grants and scholarships$8,411
Net price$19,936
Affordability Score (44 out of 100)
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Average Net Price for Low Income Residents of California

Total cost$28,347
- Grants and scholarships$14,485
Net price$13,862
Affordability Score (62 out of 100)
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Cost for Non-Residents (no aid)

Tuition and fees$18,996
+ Room and board$12,576
+ Other expenses$8,655
Total cost$40,227
Affordability Score (31 out of 100)
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Net Price for Non-Residents (with average aid)

Total cost$40,227
- Grants and scholarships$8,411
Net price$31,816
Affordability Score (18 out of 100)
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Average Net Price for Low Income Non-Resident Undergraduates

Total cost$40,227
- Grants and scholarships$14,485
Net price$25,742
Affordability Score (24 out of 100)
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Learn more about tuition and fees, room, board and other expenses, and financial aid options at Cal Maritime.

Projected Costs Between $52,543 and $226,203 For a Four Year Degree. Between $26,676 and $112,526 For a Two Year Degree.

It can be a bit scary to look at the total projected cost of a college education over the course of a multi-year degree, however, doing so will help you better understand the financial commitment you are making.

The overall cost for on-campus, in-state students to attend California State University Maritime Academy in 2020 - 2021 was $28,347. To calculate future costs, we looked at the prior five years of data and determined that this cost increased an average of 0.8% each year.

If this trend continues, we expect the full cost for incoming freshmen to be $28,780 during their first year. By their senior year, that cost will be approximately $29,441, for a bachelor degree candidate ($28,998 for an associate degree candidate) for a total of $116,437 over the course of four years ($57,778 over the course of two years). These numbers do not take into consideration financial aid, which reduces this overall cost by varying amounts per student.

The cost for out-of-state students is more, with an overall expected four-year cost of $163,801 based on a yearly growth rate of 0.5%. The expected two-year cost is $81,484.

Remember, the full costs quoted above are not what most students will pay, and the net price varies quite a bit based on individual circumstances.

Average Net Price at California State University Maritime Academy

Cost With Interest for Residents of California

The tables below outlines how the overall degree net cost can vary depending on your situation. This table also highlights the impact student loans can have on the overall cost of college.

Projected 2-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*-0.3%0.8%
Freshman year$13,441$19,825$28,780
Senior year$13,235$19,769$28,998
Total 2-year net price$26,676$39,594$57,778
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$10,163$15,084$22,011
Total monthly payment$307$456$665
Total amount paid$36,839$54,677$79,789
Projected 4-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*-0.3%0.8%
Freshman year$13,441$19,825$28,780
Senior year$12,834$19,658$29,441
Total 4-year net price$52,543$78,966$116,437
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$20,017$30,083$44,358
Total monthly payment$605$909$1,340
Total amount paid$72,560$109,049$160,795

Cost With Interest for Out-Of-State Residents

The tables below outlines how the overall degree net cost can vary depending on your situation. This table also highlights the impact student loans can have on the overall cost of college.

Projected 2-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*-0.2%0.5%
Freshman year$25,393$31,702$40,638
Senior year$25,220$31,645$40,846
Total 2-year net price$50,614$63,346$81,484
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$19,282$24,133$31,042
Total monthly payment$582$729$938
Total amount paid$69,895$87,479$112,526
Projected 4-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*-0.2%0.5%
Freshman year$25,393$31,702$40,638
Senior year$24,879$31,531$41,263
Total 4-year net price$100,541$126,464$163,801
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$38,302$48,178$62,402
Total monthly payment$1,157$1,455$1,885
Total amount paid$138,843$174,643$226,203

Visit net price and financial aid to learn more about the total cost of attending California State University Maritime Academy.

Further Questions to Consider

  • Do you know your deadlines?

    Meeting application deadlines for both the college and the FAFSA is crucial to getting financial aid.

  • When can you expect to begin receiving bills from the college?
  • Is there an option to make payments in monthly installments?

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