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Sonoma State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,324 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$13,146 on campus room & board
$1,790 books and supplies
$1,916 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$33,484 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,632 tuition
$13,146 on campus room & board
$1,790 books and supplies
$1,916 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,838 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
72% of students receive aid
35% get federal aid ($4,767 avg)
48% get state aid ($2,290 avg)
39% get institn'l aid ($4,838 avg)
46% get loans ($5,717 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.705% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.278% 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 $7,430 62%
Federal Grant Aid $4,767 35%
Pell Grants $4,507 35%
Other Federal Grants $1,389 7%
Institution Grant Aid $4,838 39%
State Grant Aid $2,290 48%
Student Loans $5,717 46%
Federal Loans $5,015 46%
Other Loans $13,989 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: January 31
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Sonoma State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1801 E Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
(707) 664-2880
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State -
Out of State $372


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • J from Glendale, CA
  • I am a current student here

    My final choice came down to SSU or a private school in Chicago. We won't even talk about the weather, but I am getting so much, for so much less! I can go to SSU for 2 1/2 years for one year of tuition at the other school, and I am getting a great education.

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  • 4
  • Marissa from Rancho Cordova, CA
  • I am a past student here

    There is a lot of support at Sonoma State, and because it is a small school a student can get to know their professors better. It is easier to get a good grade when the student can talk to the professor about something he or she did not understand, rather than be passed over as another face in the crowd like at bigger universities.

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