- College search made simple.
Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.

San Francisco State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,266 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$13,882 on campus room & board
$1,900 books and supplies
$1,012 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$33,426 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,632 tuition
$13,882 on campus room & board
$1,900 books and supplies
$1,012 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
Get Your Estimated Cost

Colleges like San Francisco State University are working hard to make tuition affordable to deserving students.

Use our tool to get a quick guess about your actual costs and links to tools to get an even better estimate directly form the college.

Average Aid

$5,493 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
76% of students receive aid
48% get federal aid ($4,998 avg)
55% get state aid ($2,454 avg)
43% get institn'l aid ($5,493 avg)
42% get loans ($5,441 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.175% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.0643% 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 $8,817 69%
Federal Grant Aid $4,998 48%
Pell Grants $4,785 48%
Other Federal Grants $487 21%
Institution Grant Aid $5,493 43%
State Grant Aid $2,454 55%
Student Loans $5,441 42%
Federal Loans $5,009 41%
Other Loans $12,112 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
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State -
Out of State $372


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Dru from Oakley, CA
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 4
  • Girl from Petaluma
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 3
  • Jasmine from Sacramento, CA
  • 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....

    Read More