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San Jose State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,902 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$11,770 on campus room & board
$1,789 books and supplies
$1,871 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$32,062 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,632 tuition
$11,770 on campus room & board
$1,789 books and supplies
$1,871 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,410 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
60% of students receive aid
40% get federal aid ($4,740 avg)
30% get state aid ($2,898 avg)
30% get institn'l aid ($5,410 avg)
40% get loans ($5,244 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 11.6% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.89% 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 $9,757 45%
Federal Grant Aid $4,740 40%
Pell Grants $4,553 40%
Other Federal Grants $648 12%
Institution Grant Aid $5,410 30%
State Grant Aid $2,898 30%
Student Loans $5,244 40%
Federal Loans $5,244 40%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 2
Financial aid deadline: June 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does San Jose State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
(408) 924-1000


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • currentstudentq
  • Jul-13-2016 I am a current student here

    with the university's connections to big employers and very active career center, i think it's worth going here to get a good start in your career.

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  • Daisy from Morgan Hill, CA
  • Oct-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Students with the transportation sticker on their student IDs get free access to any VTA vehicles!!! Get student discounts around downtown.

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  • 3
  • Tabitha from Stockton, CA
  • Apr-02-2014 I am a current student here

    While it is a little scary to be on such a dangerous campus, I think it is good in price in comparison to other universities in california that are so close in between everything, including malls, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and many other distractions.

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  • Anon from San Jose, CA
  • Jan-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Take advantage of tutoring services, free bus cards, and advising services. They are all paid for by your tuition yet people rarely use them.

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