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CSM Tuition & Fees Report

How Much Does College of San Mateo Cost?

See current and projected in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees for College of San Mateo, and how those expenses constrast to nationwide and regional averages. If you're looking for specific information on CSM costs, you can go to any of the following sections:

How Much Does CSM Charge for Tuition?

$1,440 In-State Tuition & Fees
$10,114 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

At College of San Mateo the average out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates was $10,114 in 2020-2021. Those who hail from the state of California get a discount and only needed to pay $1,440 per year.

Tuition Fees Total
Out-of-State $10,016 $98 $10,114
In-State $1,364 $76 $1,440

College of San Mateo tuition and fees is the number charged to students for one year of attendance, and does not include room and board.

Remeber that many students qualify for scholarships and financial aid that will lower the amount they have to pay.

How much does College of San Mateo cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do CSM Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

The national out-of-state average for tuition and fees is $19,933 a year. College of San Mateo compares well with this national average since its average yearly cost in tuition and fees was $10,114 for out-of-state students.

Undergraduates who attend school in the same state they live in pay around $16,784 in yearly tuition and fees. Undergraduates who hail from California pay an average of $1,440 a year to attend CSM, making the school a bargain if you only consider tuition and fees alone.

Take a look at the following chart to see how College of San Mateo compares to other schools in terms of tuition and fees.

Nationwide Far Western US California
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees Inexpensive Inexpensive Inexpensive
In-State Tuition & Fees Inexpensive Inexpensive Inexpensive

Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: College of San Mateo Financial Aid.

CSM Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

1.95% In-State Tuition Increase
9.66% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$6,165 Est. 4-Year Cost

Tuition and Fees for in-state College of San Mateo increased with an average annual rate of 1.95% over the past five years. This school year, in-state students can expect to pay $1,497 if the growth keeps up.

At this rate, we estimate the total cost of in-state tuition and fees for two years at CSM to be $3,023, and $6,165 for four years.

For out-of-state students, tuition and fees have increased by about 9.66% in the past five years. This year, out-of-state students will be paying approximately $12,162 if the percentage increases stay the same.

This would result in a total cost of $25,498 for two years and $56,160 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at CSM.


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Unless your school has advertised price freezes, it is likely the cost of tuition and fees will go up every year. Make sure you factor this into your budget.

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