Estimated Costs & Insurance
Tuition* & General Fees: 15 Credits – Covered by exchange agreement
Accommodation & meals: $5,700 (in shared residence hall room; paid for by CSU in a few exchange agreements)
SEVIS fee: $90
CSU ID card: $25
University technology fee: $25
Books & supplies: $570
Personal expenses: $1,000 – $2,000 depending on spending habits
Airfare: $750 – $2,000
CSU Health Insurance: $743 for Fall 2017; $808 for Spring/Summer 2018 (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 Only Students (Fall or Spring)
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). All students are strongly encouraged to use CSU SHIP as the policy is well-known and fully accepted on campus. CSU SHIP coverage begins January 15th. It is recommended that students have temporary insurance coverage up to this date.
Insurance waivers can only be considered from the student’s home universities international office. No individual student health insurance waivers can be considered.
Academic Year and Calendar Year Students
*Not eligible for a waiver.
CSU International Student Health Insurance must be purchased by all exchange students studying at CSU for more than one semester. The CSU Health Insurance Plan begins the date January 15th. It is recommended that students have temporary insurance coverage up to this date.