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Sonoma State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,567 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$11,545 on campus room & board
$1,788 books and supplies
$1,762 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$31,727 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,632 tuition
$11,545 on campus room & board
$1,788 books and supplies
$1,762 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,043 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
62% of students receive aid
29% get federal aid ($4,762 avg)
28% get state aid ($2,966 avg)
30% get institn'l aid ($5,043 avg)
46% get loans ($5,798 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 9.99% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.39% 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 $9,087 41%
Federal Grant Aid $4,762 29%
Pell Grants $4,422 29%
Other Federal Grants $1,369 7%
Institution Grant Aid $5,043 30%
State Grant Aid $2,966 28%
Student Loans $5,798 46%
Federal Loans $5,240 46%
Other Loans $12,002 2%

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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • J from Glendale, CA
  • Dec-27-2014 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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  • Marissa from Rancho Cordova, CA
  • Jun-10-2014 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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  • 3
  • Roxanne
  • Feb-21-2013 I am a current student here

    For the amount you pay you really get a lot out of it. The dorms are all really nice, they're pretty much all like little apartments. Class sizes can range from pretty small (24 kids, usually for discussions or labs) to 700 (for lectures

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