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

    Healthy food at Cesar Chavez center

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