The Cost Of Attendance (COA) is what we estimate it will cost to attend Cal Maritime for the academic year (fall and spring). 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 uniform. 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.


The below Cost of Attendance figures include direct and indirect expenses that can be useful in budgeting your expenses.

This budget is Fall/Spring only. It does not include Summer

2024-25 Estimated Cost Of Attendance for California Residents

Entering Undergraduate Students

  On Campus Off Campus With Parents or Relatives
Tuition
$6,084 $6,084 $6,084
Campus-based Fees1
$1,650 $1,650 $1,650
Housing & Food
$14,536 $18,594 $10,411
Medical Insurance2
$1,613 $1,613 $1,613
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
Uniform - Corps of Cadets
$1,828.85 $1,828.85 $1,828.85
Orientation Fee 
$385 $385 $385
Total
$31,062.85

$37,257.85

$28,784.85

 

2024-25 Estimated Cost Of Attendance for California Residents

Continuing Students

  On Campus Off Campus With Parents or Relatives
Tuition
$6,084 $6,084 $6,084
Campus-based Fees1
$1,650 $1,650 $1,650
Housing & Food
$14,536 $18,594 $10,411
Medical Insurance2
$1,613 $1,613 $1,613
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
 
Western Undergraduate Exchange Tuition $9,126
Non-Resident Tuition $18,684 (Assumes 30 units per year at $420/unit + $6,084)
Post-Baccalaureate students are charged an additional Post-Baccalaureate Tuition fee of $1,608.

 

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         $50.00
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.

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 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 sperate 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 a students eligiblity 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.