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From the Office of Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance at Cal Maritime

Cost of Attendance Estimates

The below Cost of Attendance figures include direct and indirect expenses that can be useful in budgeting your expenses.
Please note that this budget includes fall and spring semesters only. It does not include the summer semester.

 

California Residents (Undergraduate)

 

Marine Eng. Tech, Mechanical Eng USCG Option, Marine Transportation & Opt-In Corps of Cadets

 

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parents or Relatives

Tuition

$6,084

$6,084

$6,084

Campus-based Fees1

$1,650

$1,650

$1,650

Uniform

$1,828.85

$1,828.85

$1,828.85

Orientation Fee 

$385

$385

$385

Medical Insurance2

$1,613

$1,613

$1,613

Housing & Food

$14,536

$18,594

$10,411

Books, Supplies,  Equipment

$1,029

$1,029

$1,029

Transportation

$1,412

$2,586

$2,296

Personal/Misc

$2,467

$3,430

$3,430

Estimated Loan Fees3

$58

$58

$58

Total

$31,062.85

$37,257.85

$28,784.85

 

 

Facilities Eng Technology, Mechanical Eng General, Int’l Strategy & Sec, Oceanography, Business Admin - IBL

 

 

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parents or Relatives

Tuition

$6,084

$6,084

$6,084

Campus-based Fees1

$1,650

$1,650

$1,650

Dress Code

$338.67

$338.67

$338.67

Orientation Fee 

$385

$385

$385

Medical Insurance2

$1,613

$1,613

$1,613

Housing & Food

$14,536

$18,594

$10,411

Books, Supplies,  Equipment

$1,029

$1,029

$1,029

Transportation

$1,412

$2,586

$2,296

Personal/Misc

$2,467

$3,430

$3,430

Estimated Loan Fees3

$58

$58

$58

Total

$29,572.67

$35,767.67

$27,294.67

 

About CA Resident Cost Estimates

Registration Fees: Fees are based on full-time enrollment for the fall, and spring semesters and are subject to change.

Housing & Food: The actual cost of housing and food will vary depending on where you live and which dining plan you choose.

Books, Supplies, Materials, and Equipment: Your costs may vary depending on the courses you are taking each semester. Note: With documentation, the cost of purchasing a computer can be added to your cost of attendance; however, this does not guarantee additional aid eligibility.

Transportation/Personal/Misc.: These estimated expenses are based on reasonable but modest costs including transportation, clothing, recreation, and living expenses. Your actual costs may vary depending on lifestyle.

1 Campus-based Fees Include

Associated Student Body Fee                                     $210.00
Campus Document Fee                                                 $30.00
Health Facility Fee                                                           $14.00
Health Service Fee                                                         $890.00
Instructionally Related Activity Fee                        $130.00
Medical Insurance Part B Travel Assist Fee                 $50.0
Recreation Fee                                                                $322.00
Student Involvement & Representation Fee               $4.00

2 Medical Insurance Part A fee can be waived for students with private insurance with coverage that meets minimum requirements. Students must complete online waiver application by the published due date and must be renewed each academic year before the fall term.

3Loan fees are a component of the estimated cost of attendance. Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans have an origination fee of approximately 1.057%. The loan fees listed are an average based on Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan borrowing activity for the 2023-2024 year.

 

Marine Eng. Tech, Mechanical Eng USCG Option, Marine Transportation &

Opt-In Corps of Cadets

 

 

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parents or Relatives

Tuition

$6,084

$6,084

$6,084

Campus-based Fees1

$1,650

$1,650

$1,650

Medical Insurance2

$1,613

$1,613

$1,613

Housing & Food

$14,536

$18,594

$10,411

Books, Supplies,  Equipment

$1,029

$1,029

$1,029

Transportation

$1,412

$2,586

$2,296

Personal/Misc

$2,467

$3,430

$3,430

Estimated Loan Fees3

$58

$58

$58

Total

$28,849

$35,044

$26,571

 

Facilities Eng Technology, Mechanical Eng General, Int’l Strategy & Sec, Oceanography, Business Admin - IBL

 

 

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parents or Relatives

Tuition

$6,084

$6,084

$6,084

Campus-based Fees1

$1,650

$1,650

$1,650

Dress Code

$338.67

$338.67

$338.67

Medical Insurance2

$1,613

$1,613

$1,613

Housing & Food

$14,536

$18,594

$10,411

Books, Supplies,  Equipment

$1,029

$1,029

$1,029

Transportation

$1,412

$2,586

$2,296

Personal/Misc

$2,467

$3,430

$3,430

Estimated Loan Fees3

$58

$58

$58

Total

$29,188

$35,383

$26,910

 

About CA Resident Cost Estimates

Registration Fees: Fees are based on full-time enrollment for the fall, and spring semesters and are subject to change.

Housing & Food: The actual cost of housing and food will vary depending on where you live and which dining plan you choose.

Books, Supplies, Materials, and Equipment: Your costs may vary depending on the courses you are taking each semester. Note: With documentation, the cost of purchasing a computer can be added to your cost of attendance; however, this does not guarantee additional aid eligibility.

Transportation/Personal/Misc.: These estimated expenses are based on reasonable but modest costs including transportation, clothing, recreation, and living expenses. Your actual costs may vary depending on lifestyle.

1 Campus-based Fees Include

Associated Student Body Fee                                 $210.00
Campus Document Fee                                              $30.00
Health Facility Fee                                                        $14.00
Health Service Fee                                                       $890.00
Instructionally Related Activity Fee                      $130.00
Medical Insurance Part B Travel Assist Fee              $50.0
Recreation Fee                                                             $322.00
Student Involvement & Representation Fee           $4.00

2 Medical Insurance Part A fee can be waived for students with private insurance with coverage that meets minimum requirements. Students must complete online waiver application by the published due date and must be renewed each academic year before the fall term.

3Loan fees are a component of the estimated cost of attendance. Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans have an origination fee of approximately 1.057%. The loan fees listed are an average based on Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan borrowing activity for the 2023-2024 year.

 

Non-Residents (Undergraduate)

 

Marine Eng. Tech, Mechanical Eng USCG Option, Marine Transportation &

Opt-In Corps of Cadets

 

 

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parents or Relatives

Tuition

$6,084

$6,084

$6,084

Campus-based Fees1

$1,650

$1,650

$1,650

Non-Resident Tuition

$12,600

$12,600

$12,600

Uniform

$1,828.85

$1,828.85

$1,828.85

Orientation Fee 

$385

$385

$385

Medical Insurance2

$1,613

$1,613

$1,613

Housing & Food

$14,536

$18,594

$10,411

Books, Supplies, Equipment

$1,029

$1,029

$1,029

Transportation

$1,412

$2,586

$2,296

Personal/Misc

$2,467

$3,430

$3,430

Estimated Loan Fees3

$58

$58

$58

Total

$43,662.85

$49,857.85

$41,384.85

 

Facilities Eng Technology, Mechanical Eng General, Int’l Strategy & Sec, Oceanography, Business Admin - IBL

 

 

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parents or Relatives

Tuition

$6,084

$6,084

$6,084

Campus-based Fees1

$1,650

$1,650

$1,650

Non-Resident Tuition

$12,600

$12,600

$12,600

Dress Code

$338.67

$338.67

$338.67

Orientation Fee 

$385

$385

$385

Medical Insurance2

$1,613

$1,613

$1,613

Housing & Food

$14,536

$18,594

$10,411

Books, Supplies, Equipment

$1,029

$1,029

$1,029

Transportation

$1,412

$2,586

$2,296

Personal/Misc

$2,467

$3,430

$3,430

Estimated Loan Fees3

$58

$58

$58

Total

$42,172.67

$48,367.67

$39,894.67

 

About Non-Resident Cost Estimates

Non-Resident Tuition: In addition to in-state tuition and fees, non-California residents pay $420 per unit in non-resident tuition. The cost of attendance estimated above is based on an average unit load of 15 units per semester (30 units per year).  Your actual non-resident tuition per semester will vary depending on the number of units you take each term.

Registration Fees: Fees are based on full-time enrollment for the fall, and spring semesters and are subject to change.

Housing & Food: The actual cost of housing and food will vary depending on where you live and which dining plan you choose.

Books, Supplies, Materials, and Equipment: Your costs may vary depending on the courses you are taking each semester. Note: With documentation, the cost of purchasing a computer can be added to your cost of attendance; however, this does not guarantee additional aid eligibility.

Transportation/Personal/Misc.: These estimated expenses are based on reasonable but modest costs including transportation, clothing, recreation, and living expenses. Your actual costs may vary depending on lifestyle.

1 Campus-based Fees Include

Associated Student Body Fee                                      $210.00
Campus Document Fee                                                  $30.00
Health Facility Fee                                                            $14.00
Health Service Fee                                                          $890.00
Instructionally Related Activity Fee                         $130.00
Medical Insurance Part B Travel Assist Fee                  $50.0
Recreation Fee                                                                 $322.00
Student Involvement & Representation Fee               $4.00

2 Medical Insurance Part A fee can be waived for students with private insurance with coverage that meets minimum requirements. Students must complete online waiver application by the published due date and must be renewed each academic year before the fall term.

3 Loan fees are a component of the estimated cost of attendance. Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans have an origination fee of approximately 1.057%. The loan fees listed are an average based on Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan borrowing activity for the 2023-2024 year.

Marine Eng. Tech, Mechanical Eng USCG Option, Marine Transportation &

Opt-In Corps of Cadets

 

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parents or Relatives

Tuition

$6,084

$6,084

$6,084

Campus-based Fees1

$1,650

$1,650

$1,650

Non-Resident Tuition

$12,600

$12,600

$12,600

Medical Insurance2

$1,613

$1,613

$1,613

Housing & Food

$14,536

$18,594

$10,411

Books, Supplies, Equipment

$1,029

$1,029

$1,029

Transportation

$1,412

$2,586

$2,296

Personal/Misc

$2,467

$3,430

$3,430

Estimated Loan Fees3

$58

$58

$58

Total

$41,449

$47,644

$39,171

 

Facilities Eng Technology, Mechanical Eng General, Int’l Strategy & Sec, Oceanography, Business Admin - IBL

 

 

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parents or Relatives

Tuition

$6,084

$6,084

$6,084

Campus-based Fees1

$1,650

$1,650

$1,650

Non-Resident Tuition

$12,600

$12,600

$12,600

Dress Code

$338.67

$338.67

$338.67

Medical Insurance2

$1,613

$1,613

$1,613

Housing & Food

$14,536

$18,594

$10,411

Books, Supplies, Equipment

$1,029

$1,029

$1,029

Transportation

$1,412

$2,586

$2,296

Personal/Misc

$2,467

$3,430

$3,430

Estimated Loan Fees3

$58

$58

$58

Total

$41,788

$47,983

$39,510

 

About Non-Resident Cost Estimates

Non-Resident Tuition: In addition to in-state tuition and fees, non-California residents pay $420 per unit in non-resident tuition. The cost of attendance estimated above is based on an average unit load of 15 units per semester (30 units per year).  Your actual non-resident tuition per semester will vary depending on the number of units you take each term.

Registration Fees: Fees are based on full-time enrollment for the fall, and spring semesters and are subject to change.

Housing & Food: The actual cost of housing and food will vary depending on where you live and which dining plan you choose.

Books, Supplies, Materials, and Equipment: Your costs may vary depending on the courses you are taking each semester. Note: With documentation, the cost of purchasing a computer can be added to your cost of attendance; however, this does not guarantee additional aid eligibility.

Transportation/Personal/Misc.: These estimated expenses are based on reasonable but modest costs including transportation, clothing, recreation, and living expenses. Your actual costs may vary depending on lifestyle.

1 Campus-based Fees Include

Associated Student Body Fee                                     $210.00
Campus Document Fee                                                 $30.00
Health Facility Fee                                                           $14.00
Health Service Fee                                                          $890.00
Instructionally Related Activity Fee                         $130.00
Medical Insurance Part B Travel Assist Fee                  $50.0
Recreation Fee                                                                 $322.00
Student Involvement & Representation Fee               $4.00

2 Medical Insurance Part A fee can be waived for students with private insurance with coverage that meets minimum requirements. Students must complete online waiver application by the published due date and must be renewed each academic year before the fall term.

3 Loan fees are a component of the estimated cost of attendance. Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans have an origination fee of approximately 1.057%. The loan fees listed are an average based on Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan borrowing activity for the 2023-2024 year.

 

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

 

Marine Eng. Tech, Mechanical Eng USCG Option, Marine Transportation &

Opt-In Corps of Cadets

 

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parents or Relatives

Tuition

$6,084

$6,084

$6,084

Campus-based Fees1

$1,650

$1,650

$1,650

Discounted WUE tuition

$3,042

$3,042

$3,042

Uniform

$1,828.85

$1,828.85

$1,828.85

Orientation Fee 

$385

$385

$385

Medical Insurance2

$1,613

$1,613

$1,613

Housing & Food

$14,536

$18,594

$10,411

Books, Supplies, Equipment

$1,029

$1,029

$1,029

Transportation

$1,412

$2,586

$2,296

Personal/Misc

$2,467

$3,430

$3,430

Estimated Loan Fees3

$58

$58

$58

Total

$34,104.85

$40,299.85

$31,826.85

 

Facilities Eng Technology, Mechanical Eng General, Int’l Strategy & Sec, Oceanography, Business Admin - IBL

 

 

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parents or Relatives

Tuition

$6,084

$6,084

$6,084

Campus-based Fees1

$1,650

$1,650

$1,650

Discounted WUE tuition

$3,042

$3,042

$3,042

Dress Code

$338.67

$338.67

$338.67

Orientation Fee 

$385

$385

$385

Medical Insurance2

$1,613

$1,613

$1,613

Housing & Food

$14,536

$18,594

$10,411

Books, Supplies, Equipment

$1,029

$1,029

$1,029

Transportation

$1,412

$2,586

$2,296

Personal/Misc

$2,467

$3,430

$3,430

Estimated Loan Fees3

$58

$58

$58

Total

$32,614.67

$38,809.67

$30,336.67

 

About WUE Cost Estimates

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program is designed to permit students from participating states to attend Cal Maritime at reduced tuition rates. Students participating in Cal Maritime's WUE program pay only 50% more than the in-state tuition rate.

WUE will reduce the overall cost of attending Cal Maritime by reducing the tuition for a recipient from out-of-state.

Registration Fees: Fees are based on full-time enrollment for the fall, and spring semesters and are subject to change.

Housing & Food: The actual cost of housing and food will vary depending on where you live and which dining plan you choose.

Books, Supplies, Materials, and Equipment: Your costs may vary depending on the courses you are taking each semester. Note: With documentation, the cost of purchasing a computer can be added to your cost of attendance; however, this does not guarantee additional aid eligibility.

Transportation/Personal/Misc.: These estimated expenses are based on reasonable but modest costs including transportation, clothing, recreation, and living expenses. Your actual costs may vary depending on lifestyle.

1 Campus-based Fees Include

Associated Student Body Fee                                      $210.00
Campus Document Fee                                                  $30.00
Health Facility Fee                                                            $14.00
Health Service Fee                                                          $890.00
Instructionally Related Activity Fee                         $130.00
Medical Insurance Part B Travel Assist Fee                  $50.0
Recreation Fee                                                                 $322.00
Student Involvement & Representation Fee               $4.00

2 Medical Insurance Part A fee can be waived for students with private insurance with coverage that meets minimum requirements. Students must complete online waiver application by the published due date and must be renewed each academic year before the fall term.

3 Loan fees are a component of the estimated cost of attendance. Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans have an origination fee of approximately 1.057%. The loan fees listed are an average based on Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan borrowing activity for the 2023-2024 year.

 

Marine Eng. Tech, Mechanical Eng USCG Option, Marine Transportation &

Opt-In Corps of Cadets

 

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parents or Relatives

Tuition

$6,084

$6,084

$6,084

Campus-based Fees1

$1,650

$1,650

$1,650

Discounted WUE tuition

$3,042

$3,042

$3,042

Medical Insurance2

$1,613

$1,613

$1,613

Housing & Food

$14,536

$18,594

$10,411

Books, Supplies, Equipment

$1,029

$1,029

$1,029

Transportation

$1,412

$2,586

$2,296

Personal/Misc

$2,467

$3,430

$3,430

Estimated Loan Fees3

$58

$58

$58

Total

$31,891

$38,086

$29,613

 

Facilities Eng Technology, Mechanical Eng General, Int’l Strategy & Sec, Oceanography, Business Admin - IBL

 

 

On Campus

Off Campus

With Parents or Relatives

Tuition

$6,084

$6,084

$6,084

Campus-based Fees1

$1,650

$1,650

$1,650

Discounted WUE tuition

$3,042

$3,042

$3,042

Dress Code

$338.67

$338.67

$338.67

Medical Insurance2

$1,613

$1,613

$1,613

Housing & Food

$14,536

$18,594

$10,411

Books, Supplies, Equipment

$1,029

$1,029

$1,029

Transportation

$1,412

$2,586

$2,296

Personal/Misc

$2,467

$3,430

$3,430

Estimated Loan Fees3

$58

$58

$58

Total

$32,230

$38,425

$29,952

 

About WUE Cost Estimates

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program is designed to permit students from participating states to attend Cal Maritime at reduced tuition rates. Students participating in Cal Maritime's WUE program pay only 50% more than the in-state tuition rate.

WUE will reduce the overall cost of attending Cal Maritime by reducing the tuition for a recipient from out-of-state.

Registration Fees: Fees are based on full-time enrollment for the fall, and spring semesters and are subject to change.

Housing & Food: The actual cost of housing and food will vary depending on where you live and which dining plan you choose.

Books, Supplies, Materials, and Equipment: Your costs may vary depending on the courses you are taking each semester. Note: With documentation, the cost of purchasing a computer can be added to your cost of attendance; however, this does not guarantee additional aid eligibility.

Transportation/Personal/Misc.: These estimated expenses are based on reasonable but modest costs including transportation, clothing, recreation, and living expenses. Your actual costs may vary depending on lifestyle.

1 Campus-based Fees Include

Associated Student Body Fee                                       $210.00
Campus Document Fee                                                  $30.00
Health Facility Fee                                                            $14.00
Health Service Fee                                                           $890.00
Instructionally Related Activity Fee                          $130.00
Medical Insurance Part B Travel Assist Fee                  $50.0
Recreation Fee                                                                 $322.00
Student Involvement & Representation Fee               $4.00

2 Medical Insurance Part A fee can be waived for students with private insurance with coverage that meets minimum requirements. Students must complete online waiver application by the published due date and must be renewed each academic year before the fall term.

3 Loan fees are a component of the estimated cost of attendance. Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans have an origination fee of approximately 1.057%. The loan fees listed are an average based on Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan borrowing activity for the 2023-2024 year.

 

Cost of Attendance Overview

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is what we estimate it will cost to attend Cal Maritime for the academic year. The COA includes tuition and fees, food and housing, books and supplies, transportation, personal and miscellaneous expenses. The only "direct billed" costs (items that the campus will charge you for directly) are tuition and fees, food and housing (if living on campus), and the Opt-In Corps of Cadets uniform (if applicable). Other expenses, such as books and supplies, travel and miscellaneous expenses, and off-campus food and housing are an estimate and your actual costs may be higher or lower than what we estimate.

A full, detailed and current Fee Schedule to all campus charges can be found here.

 

Fees Subject to Change

The California State University (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 fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change 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, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

As  per Assembly Bill 990, approved August 7, 2017, all public California colleges are required to provide information about the market cost of one-bedroom apartments in the areas surrounding the campus where students commonly reside. As of December 2023, based on a listing of ten one-bedroom apartments in Vallejo, the average monthly cost is $1,770 ($15,931 for a nine month academic year) per www.zillow.com.) Commonly, our students who have been granted appeals to live off campus will choose to live with multiple roommates in an effort to reduce costs.

 

Summer Sea Term

The costs associated with Training Ship Golden Bear Summer Sea Term and International Experience are not factored into the standard budget listed above.

Enrollment during the Summer Term are subject to tuition and fees + program fees detailed in the Schedule of Fees.

Financial aid may be available for qualifying students to help with the costs associated with enrollment in those programs, and Summer financial aid awarding will be done after the student registers for Summer classes.

 

Summer Aid

Summer Sea Term is considered the last term of the academic year for financial aid purposes. Aid eligibility will be based off the 2023-2024 FAFSA or CADAA application. The aid options will typically consist of any aid that was not exhausted during the academic year. Summer aid will automatically be determined once students enroll for summer term, a separate application is not required.

To be considered for financial aid during the summer, students must meet basic eligibility requirements. However, other factors such as FAFSA data and availability of funds will contribute to a student's eligibility and amount awarded.

  1. Have a 2023-2024 FAFSA or CADAA on file with Cal Maritime (school code 001134)
  2. Enroll in at least 6 undergraduate units
  3. Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards

Types of aid available to qualified students include:

  • Pell Grant
  • State University Grant
  • Summer Enrollment Grant
  • Federal Direct Student Loans
  • Parent PLUS loans
  • Private Loans

Please note – if you will be participating in International Experience a deposit must be paid before you register for the summer class. You can use your spring aid refund if you have one or pay out-of-pocket. You cannot use potential summer aid for your deposit.

Your journey starts here.

Learn more about your Financial Aid options and resources at Cal Maritime. Call us at (707) 654-1287.