Cost of Study


What is the cost of attendance?

International students must be enrolled full-time (12 units per semester for undergraduates; 9 units per semester for graduates). Additional costs include books and other school supplies, medical insurance, housing, food, and miscellaneous expenses. Please find estimated yearly costs below. Students are required to prove the ability to pay these amount when applying to study at HSU.

Cost Estimates for Academic Study (Estimated yearly costs, August - May) †

Graduate Graduate - MBA HSU Study California (one semester)
Tuition* $7,490.00 $8,924.00 $12,947.00 $6,374.00
Registration Fees** $9,504.00 $7,128.00 Registration: $13,464.00 $0.00
Professional Fee: $9,180.00
Total Fees $16,994.00 $16,052.00 $35,591.00 $6,374.00
Books & Materials $1,726.00 $1,726.00 $2,266.00 $863.00
Food & Housing $13,016.00 $13,016.00 $17,056.00 $6,508.00
Health Insurance $700.00 $700.00 $700.00 $350.00
Transportation $1,052.00 $1,052.00 $1,402.00 $526.00
Miscellaneous $1,434.00 $1,434.00 $1,894.00 $717.00
Total $34,922.00 $33,980.00 $58,909.00 $15,338.00

 *Tuition fees include: Tuition Fee; Materials, Services & Facilities Fee; Instructionally Related Activities Fee; Student Body Association Fee; Student Body Center Fee; Health Facilities Fee; and Student Health Fee. For a full breakdown of current fees, please visit the Student Financial Services website.

**Registration Fees:

  • Undergraduate registration fees are estimated at $396.00 per unit at 12 units for two semesters ($396 x 24).
  • Graduate fees are estimated at $396.00 per unit at 9 units for two semesters ($396 x 18).
  • Graduate - MBA fees are estimated at $396 x 12 units for MBA graduate students for the fall and spring semesters ($396 x 24) and $396 x 10 units for the summer semester. An additional Graduate Business Professional Fee of $270 per unit for the fall, spring and summer semesters will be applied to all MBA graduate program participants ($270 x 34 units). 

Visit the International English Language Institute (IELI) to learn about costs to study English.

What is the cost for exchange students?

In order to study at Humboldt State University as an exchange student, the college or university you are currently attending needs to have an approved bilateral exchange agreement with us.  Visit our Exchange website for more information.

What is the cost for exchange scholars?

The cost for exchange scholars is as follows for a 6 month period:

  • Food/Housing: $6,508.00
  • Health Insurance: $350.00
  • Transportation: $526.00
  • Miscellaneous: $717.00
  • Total: $8,101.00 USD

For each dependent, add $4,000.00 USD.