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San Diego State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,324 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$13,812 on campus room & board
$1,746 books and supplies
$1,294 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$33,484 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,632 tuition
$13,812 on campus room & board
$1,746 books and supplies
$1,294 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,489 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
62% of students receive aid
34% get federal aid ($4,522 avg)
41% get state aid ($3,367 avg)
29% get institn'l aid ($6,489 avg)
35% get loans ($5,796 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 9.29% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 8.08% 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 $10,024 48%
Federal Grant Aid $4,522 34%
Pell Grants $4,504 34%
Other Federal Grants $1,243 0%
Institution Grant Aid $6,489 29%
State Grant Aid $3,367 41%
Student Loans $5,796 35%
Federal Loans $5,207 35%
Other Loans $14,309 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
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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
  • 5
  • Burgandy from San Diego, CA
  • Apr-02-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    SDSU is an awesome school to go to if you're trying to save money. In comparison to other schools, like the UC's, it is very, very affordable. The baseline cost is less than $7000 a year, but if you live on campus that adds about another $13000 depending on the type of room you want.

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