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San Diego State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$23,714 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$14,812 on campus room & board
$1,818 books and supplies
$1,612 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$34,874 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,632 tuition
$14,812 on campus room & board
$1,818 books and supplies
$1,612 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,049 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
62% of students receive aid
28% get federal aid ($4,814 avg)
42% get state aid ($2,724 avg)
23% get institn'l aid ($6,049 avg)
33% get loans ($6,495 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 1.54% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.588% 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 $7,436 52%
Federal Grant Aid $4,814 28%
Pell Grants $4,654 28%
Other Federal Grants $1,875 3%
Institution Grant Aid $6,049 23%
State Grant Aid $2,724 42%
Student Loans $6,495 33%
Federal Loans $5,271 32%
Other Loans $16,640 3%

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
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State -
Out of State $372


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Austin from San Diego, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Coming from out of state, this school is quite expensive, but depending on your college preferences, it may be worth it.

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  • Michaela from Mount Prospect, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Compared to the UC system, the California state system is much cheaper. San Diego State is one of the best schools in the California State system, so it is definitely one of the best California schools for the price you pay.

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