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San Jose State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,604 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$10,998 on campus room & board
$1,754 books
$1,380 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$31,262 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,130 tuition
$10,998 on campus room & board
$1,754 books
$1,380 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,194 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
64% of students receive aid
42% get federal aid ($4,646 avg)
29% get state aid ($2,753 avg)
29% get institn'l aid ($5,194 avg)
46% get loans ($5,205 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 11.3% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.56% 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 $9,278 45%
Federal Grant Aid $4,646 42%
Pell Grants $4,473 42%
Other Federal Grants $799 9%
Institution Grant Aid $5,194 29%
State Grant Aid $2,753 29%
Student Loans $5,205 46%
Federal Loans $5,205 46%
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
1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
(408) 924-1000


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • 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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  • 4
  • 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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  • 4
  • Eve from Perris, CA
  • Jan-13-2014 I am a current student here

    You are paying for what you get and in this case it's all worth it. You will never get bored because their are several things for you to do on and off campus. The professors are smarter than ever and education is key at this school.

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