The total cost of attendance at San Diego State University is
(which includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses)
San Diego State University provides financial aid to students to help pay for their education. Financial aid packages are provided to students based on need and merit. Need-based aid is provided after students fill out the FAFSA and admissions application and are admitted to the university. Financial aid comes in the form of scholarships and federal and state grants including the California Dream Act Grant which allows children who were brought into the United States under the age of 16 (without proper visas or immigration papers) to be considered for certain financial grant assistance at SDSU. Federal student and parent loans and private loans along with federal work-study are also awarded as part of student financial aid packages. Students can also access the list of external scholarships and prestigious national scholarships available to subsidize their education.
Additional help is available for foster care youth and veterans. Students can apply for opportunities to receive summer aid, as well. San Diego State University offers students and families a variety of installment plans and payment options to make paying for SDSU easier.
Wells Fargo Financial Markets Lab offers a variety of resources to increase financial education and wellness. Its page, on the SDSU Fowler College of Business website, provides links to information about personal finance, insurance, privacy protection, college savings, investments and banking to name a few. Additionally, on-campus, the lab is available to students and faculty to work on a variety of finance-related projects.
Financial Literacy workshops are sometimes offered through the Student Ability Success Center. On the School of Nursing page, there are a list of links on the topic of financial literacy along with access to a few articles on financial literacy. Additionally, the SDSU Library page contains information on financial literacy with links to several articles and videos. SDSU’s Office of Business and Financial Affairs links to recent issues of Money Matters which provides useful information about tuition and fees along with other helpful financial resources.
The average student at San Diego State University pays
San Diego State University's financial aid meets
of student's demonstrated need
At San Diego State University
of freshmen receive some form of financial aid
The average San Diego State University merit scholarship for students without financial need is
San Diego State University provides a limited number of merit scholarships to its incoming freshman based upon academic performance. Students eligible for SDSU's Academic Achievement Scholarships will be notified and invited to apply once their admissions packet has been received and reviewed. The two primary Academic Achievement Scholarships that are available are the SDSU Merit Scholarship and the Weber Honors Scholarship.
The SDSU Merit Scholarship is renewable up to four years as long as students meet eligibility requirements. This most prestigious merit award is based on GPA and test scores and award is between $7,500 and $10,000.
The Weber Honors Scholarship is another competitive scholarship awarded to students who are accepted into the Fall Weber College cohort. To be considered for this scholarship, which ranges between $1,000 and $7,500, students must apply by the priority consideration deadline of January 15th. This scholarship is available for up to 8 consecutive semesters as long as students meet academic standing and enrollment criteria.
Students exhibiting outstanding leadership abilities and community service initiatives are eligible to receive service and leadership scholarship awards. A separate application is required to be considered for this award. This scholarship is renewable up to four years based on academic criteria and enrollment status for continued eligibility.
Regional scholarships are academic merit-based scholarships available to high-achieving high school students outside of SDSU's general admissions area. Separate applications are required for consideration of these academic scholarships.
Very few students pay the full price. Here's the average cost for students in different income brackets:
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The average student at San Diego State University takes out
in student loans
The student loan repayment rate at San Diego State University is
after five years
after seven years
At San Diego State University
after three years
The average starting salary for a San Diego State University graduate is
After graduation, here's how the average salary at San Diego State University grows over time:
San Diego State University's full cost of attendance has increased an average of
per year since 2014
San Diego State University's average net price has increased an average of
per year since 2014
Given past trends, we expect San Diego State University's tuition pricing to be the following: