Estimated Costs at CSU
For international exchange students, the estimated cost breakdown is as follows.
Tuition* & General Fees: 12-15 credits – covered by exchange agreement
- Accommodation & meals: $5,700 (in shared residence hall room)
- SEVIS fees: $180 when you apply for your J1 visa; $125 SEVIS fee on your CSU bill for CSU immigration processing
- CSU ID card: $25
- Books & supplies: $600
- Personal expenses: $1,000 – $2,000 depending on spending habits
- Airfare: $750 – $2,000
- CSU Health Insurance: $765 for Fall 2018; $845 for Spring/Summer 2019 (see CSU International Student Health Insurance)
*Some courses involve special fees (such as lab fees), which are the responsibility of the individual student.
Enrolling in more than 15 credits or 5 classes incurs extra tuition charges that will be the responsibility of the student.
Mandatory Health Insurance Requirements
Semester students will be automatically enrolled in the CSU SHIP (Student Health Insurance Policy). The charge will appear on their CSU bill and be due to pay September 10 (Fall) or February 10 (Spring).
Information about the CSU SHIP policy and coverage dates are available on the CSU Health Network website. It is recommended that students have temporary insurance coverage for any dates not covered by the CSU SHIP policy.
Students can submit a waiver for the health insurance requirement via the university petition process. Waivers are rarely granted. Students are strongly encourage to remain in CSU SHIP.