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San Francisco State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,995 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$12,756 on campus room & board
$1,789 books and supplies
$978 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$32,155 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,632 tuition
$12,756 on campus room & board
$1,789 books and supplies
$978 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,362 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
70% of students receive aid
47% get federal aid ($4,725 avg)
38% get state aid ($2,830 avg)
40% get institn'l aid ($5,362 avg)
46% get loans ($5,551 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 9.31% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.93% 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 $10,220 53%
Federal Grant Aid $4,725 47%
Pell Grants $4,480 47%
Other Federal Grants $519 22%
Institution Grant Aid $5,362 40%
State Grant Aid $2,830 38%
Student Loans $5,551 46%
Federal Loans $5,192 45%
Other Loans $12,412 2%

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
  • 5
  • Dru from Oakley, CA
  • May-30-2015 I am a current student here

    For the price you pay to attend SFSU you really get a great education. In my opinion, the tuition and other college costs of SFSU are pretty reasonable and definitely worth the cost. The professors are really dedicated to providing you with the education you pay for.

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  • 4
  • Girl from Petaluma
  • Jan-09-2015 I am a current student here

    It's a commuter school so it's up to you if you make friends and explore the citys around the big city.

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  • 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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  • 5
  • Mabe
  • Apr-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Healthy food at Cesar Chavez center

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