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San Diego State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,844 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$11,549 on campus room & board
$1,717 books
$1,106 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$31,502 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,130 tuition
$11,549 on campus room & board
$1,717 books
$1,106 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,390 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
61% of students receive aid
31% get federal aid ($4,547 avg)
36% get state aid ($3,484 avg)
26% get institn'l aid ($6,390 avg)
37% get loans ($5,626 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 10.4% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 9.78% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $9,926 44%
Federal Grant Aid $4,547 31%
Pell Grants $4,514 31%
Other Federal Grants $1,404 1%
Institution Grant Aid $6,390 26%
State Grant Aid $3,484 36%
Student Loans $5,626 37%
Federal Loans $5,093 37%
Other Loans $13,263 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- R R R R
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: March 2
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does San Diego State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182-7455
(619) 594-5200


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
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  • SDSU Freshwoman
  • Feb-20-2014 I am a current student here

    They charge way too much for student housing and the meal plan but it's only one year so suck it up.

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