California State University Los Angeles maintains the record for outstanding academic achievement for sixty years. In combination with the high academic standards, students are provided with a well-rounded education while being encouraged to develop their sense of self through university education and experience.

Academics and Degree Programs

There are eight different sections, or colleges, that are available for Cal State LA students to choose from. These include; The College of Arts and Letters, College of Business and Economics, Charter College of Education, College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, College of Health and Human Services, College of Natural and Social Sciences, College of Extended Studies and International Programs and Honors College. With many degree and certificate programs for students to choose from they can choose a specialty in a undergraduate, graduate or certificate program to complete the well-rounded education at Cal State LA.

Financial Information

Student Affairs at California State University works with students to get the financing required for the student to finance the education. The center for Student Financial Aid is designed to create flexible financing options through the use of federal student loans, grants and scholarships for students to fund their post-secondary education.

CSU provides students with the net price and cost calculator through their website interface, under the financial aid section, allowing students to calculate the expense of their education to determine the financing required for the student to complete the degree or certificate program.

Throughout the 2012/13 academic year students can expect to pay an average of $6,598 in tuition costs, $1,665 for books and supplies required for courses, $4,401 for student housing and an additional $185 for courses that are taken at a graduate degree level. Tuition and housing costs can be accommodated through federal student loans, personal loans and through the use of scholarships and part time employment by the student.

Offsetting the costs of education at California State University, Los Angeles can be completed by using scholarships, funds that do not have to be repaid. Throughout the Cal State LA website, students can search available scholarships, track deadlines and applications and even learn about potential scholarship scams that should be avoided.

Student Life

Students at California State University, Los Angeles have the opportunity to find themselves through the university experienced. Through the diverse activities and educational opportunities, students are able to join one of the more than one-hundred thirty student organizations and more than three-hundred fifty events taking place on campus every single year, students have options available that range from film screening, rallies and ski-trips to fill their free time.

Administrative staff at the California State University Los Angeles realize that the college experience is more than what is learned through classroom theory but is the entire experience that comes along with college life.

Located in the ‘Entertainment Capitol of the World’ Cal State LA is filled with life experiences that can add to the college education from museums, beaches, weekend getaways to the mountains and cultural diversity throughout the city. Students seeking a diverse learning experience in an urban environment will fit in well at Cal State LA.

By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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