Part-Time Per-Credit Costs
1,999 of the 12,184 undergrads at California State University - San Marcos take classes part-time.
The per-credit-hour charge for part-time undergraduate students at California State University - San Marcos in 2016 - 2017 was $372. Typically, college classes consist of 3 or 4 credits, bringing the cost per class to $1,116 or $1,488.
At many colleges, full-time tuition kicks in at around 12 credit hours. You should compare part-time costs to full-time tuition and confirm with California State University - San Marcos how many credit hours they use to differentiate between a full-time and part-time student.
Future Part-Time Per-Credit Costs
With an average annual decrease in per-credit charges of -0.0% over the past five years, the per credit cost for the 2017 - 2018 year is expected to be $372 and may reach $372 per credit by the 2020 - 2021 school year.
Note that California State University - San Marcos does not offer any discounts for in-state or in-district students.
In addition to the per credit costs outlined above, colleges typically charge part-time students certain fees, although these fees are usually not as much as those charged to full-time students. We recommend contacting California State University - San Marcos directly for more information about these costs.