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San Francisco State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,608 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$12,414 on campus room & board
$1,754 books
$968 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$32,266 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,130 tuition
$12,414 on campus room & board
$1,754 books
$968 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,324 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
68% of students receive aid
44% get federal aid ($4,714 avg)
36% get state aid ($2,762 avg)
39% get institn'l aid ($5,324 avg)
45% get loans ($5,395 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 11.2% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.44% 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 $10,090 51%
Federal Grant Aid $4,714 44%
Pell Grants $4,472 44%
Other Federal Grants $742 15%
Institution Grant Aid $5,324 39%
State Grant Aid $2,762 36%
Student Loans $5,395 45%
Federal Loans $5,089 45%
Other Loans $12,914 1%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 2
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does San Francisco State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 338-1111


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Jasmine from Sacramento, CA
  • Oct-19-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    If you have considered this school i hope you have considered the cost of living in the City, the dorms are expensive and rent at even the cheapest of apartments are upwards of $2100 a month, for one bedrooms and studios. On the other hand, receiving a college education and life experiences a city like San Francisco will put you through are priceless....

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  • Mabe
  • Apr-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Healthy food at Cesar Chavez center

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  • Jun from Whitestone, NY
  • Mar-06-2014 I am a past student here

    I'm not going to sugar coat it. As much as I love the city, it is freaking expensive. But you can always minimize expenses by adjusting your lifestyle. Having fun is free. Visit Golden Gate Park, go hiking, walk around the city.

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