Estimated Cost of Attendance (2019-20)

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The total estimated cost of attendance includes tuition expenses for which you are billed, housing expenses, which include food and housing, and transportation, and additional expenses, such as books, supplies, and personal expenses.

Costs of attendance are subject to change by the Trustees of the California State University without prior notice. The amounts indicated are the estimated minimum costs required to attend SDSU full time for the 2019–20 academic year (9 months):

Domestic Undergraduate

  California Residents Nonresidents (Out-of-State)
Tuition Expenses
Basic Tuition and Fees $7,510 $7,510
Nonresident Tuition* $0 $11,880
Living Expenses
Housing and Food $17,752 $17,752
Additional Expenses
Transportation $1,587 $1,587
Books and Supplies $1,969 $1,969
Miscellaneous and Personal $1,704 $1,704
Total $30,522 $42,402
  California Residents Nonresidents (Out-of-State)
Tuition Expenses
Basic Tuition and Fees†† $8,944 $8,944
Nonresident Tuition* $0 $7,128
Living Expenses
Estimated Off-Campus Housing and Food $15,025 $15,025
Additional Expenses
Books, Supplies, Transportation, Personal Expenses $5,989 $5,989
Total $29,958 $37,086
  First-Year Freshman Upper-Division Transfer
Tuition Expenses
Basic Tuition and Fees $7,510 $7,510
Nonresident Tuition* $11,880 $11,880
Living Expenses
Housing and Food $17,752 $13,533
Additional Expenses
Books, Supplies, Transportation $3,556 $4,007
Health Insurance* $1,454 $1,454
Total $42,152 $38,384
  Graduate Programs Graduate Business Programs
Tuition Expenses
Basic Tuition and Fees $8,944 $13,804
Nonresident Tuition* $7,128 $7,128
Living Expenses
Estimated Off-Campus Housing and Food $15,025 $15,025
Additional Expenses
Books, Supplies, Transportation $4,285 $4,285
Health Insurance* $1,454 $1,454
Total $36,836 $41,696

For the most up-to-date information regarding tuition and fees refer to the Student Account Services website.

Cost of Attendance Note

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory system wide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory system wide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028-66028.6 of the Education Code).

*Undergraduate nonresident tuition is based on 15 units each semester at $396 per unit. Graduate nonresident tuition is based on 9 units each semester at $396 per unit.

†Freshmen from outside SDSU's local admission area are required to live on campus for two years. Be sure to review the on-campus food and housing payment schedule on the Rates web page of the Housing and Residential Education website. Your total cost and payments will vary depending on the meal plan and room type (double, single) you request. The cost listed for an upper-division transfer is based on a student living off campus.

‡Plan for additional expenses that will increase your cost of attendance. For domestic undergraduates, we estimate the average annual cost of books and supplies to be $1,969, transportation to be $1,587, and personal expenses to be $1,704. For domestic graduate students, we estimate the average annual cost of books and supplies to be $1,969; transportation to be $2,316, and personal expenses to be $1,704. For international freshmen, the average annual cost of books and supplies is $1,969, transportation is $1,587. For international upper-division transfers, the average annual cost of books and supplies is $1,969, transportation is $2,038. For international graduate students, the average annual cost of books and supplies is $1,969, transportation is $2,316.

*†Based on one academic year of JCB student health insurance.

††Basic tuition and fees for first-time teacher credential students are $8,428. Graduate business students in selected degree programs pay an additional $270 per unit. Doctoral programs have different tuition and fee costs, check the Student Account Services website.