California Dream Act

Multi-year tuition increase for the CSU

On Sep 13, 2023, the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees approved a multi-year tuition increase beginning the 2024-2025 academic year. Please note that the tuition increase will apply to all 23 CSU campuses. As part of the CSU system, CSU Domiguez Hills must also manage this increase for the next academic year.

For more information, please view the Multi-Year Revenue Sustainability plan.

Benefits for Current & Prospective Students

The multi-year tuition increase will benefit current and prospective students in three important ways:  

  1. Provide the necessary resources for each university to further the CSU’s core values of
    equitable excellence and access; 
  2. Provide tuition stability and predictability for students and parents; and  
  3. Enhance financial aid and affordability for those students with the greatest financial need.
What does this increase mean for you and your aid?

Full time undergraduate students will see a tuition increase of $342 for the 2024-2025 academic year, or $171 per term. The tuition increase will take effect in the 2024-2025 academic year.  Your cost of tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year will not be affected. Visit the Multi-Year Tuition Increase FAQ website to view the new tuition rates from academic year 2024-25 through 2028-29.

Undergraduate students eligible for California state financial aid programs such as the State University Grant (SUG) and Cal Grant (CG) will see an increase of $342 for the 2024-2025 academic year to cover the total tuition increase. Meanwhile, the Middle-Class Scholarship (MCS) will cover a portion of the tuition increase. Students eligible for federal financial aid programs such as the Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) will not see an increase in these federal aid programs to accommodate the tuition increase. Pell Grant and FSEOG are federally funded, and do not cover increases to state tuition. In addition, please note that Pell Grant and FSEOG eligibility are based on your student need and enrollment status.

What do you need to do?

We encourage you to continue to apply for financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) for the 2024-2025 application year which will open in December 2023. Please apply as soon as the applications become available so that your eligibility can be determined, and you receive the maximum amount of financial aid.