Estimated Costs

At Fresno State the cost per academic year (two semesters) for international students is $27,209 USD for undergraduate students and $26,243 USD for graduate students.*

Fees for 2013-2014

*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 initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, 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.

** As a condition of your enrollment at California State University, Fresno you will be automatically enrolled in the CSU-approved health insurance policy.  You will be automatically charged the health insurance premium in two installments during the academic year.  A charge of $467 will appear on your cashier's bill for the required health insurance policy for the Fall 2014 semester, covering the period of August 9, 2014 - January 9, 2015.  Similarly, a charge of $671 will appear on your bill for the Spring 2015 semester, covering the period of January 9, 2015 - August 8, 2015.

Those students who have coverage provided by a sponsoring organization, such as the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, will not be required to enroll in the CSU-approved health insurance plan.  Please purchase travel insurance ONLY for the period that you will be in the United States that is not covered by the effective dates of the policy listed above.

A copy of the health insurance brochure for 2014-2015 may be viewed here.  Please review the policy as to make yourself familiar with the coverage it provides.

Students need approximately $12,000.00 for all expenses through the first week of school. Travelers checks should be used as they can be cashed immediately.

  • Expenses are to be paid separately; Insurance, Fees/Tuition, Housing, Books, etc.
  • DO NOT bring one (1) check for all expenses.
  • Books and living expenses are an estimate only.
  • If you plan to bring dependents with you to the United States, the financial statement must show an additional $3,000 for each dependent. A spouse and children are the only allowable dependents.