Admissions

International Tuition and Fees

Paying for Your Education

All international students who are admitted to San Diego State University are required to submit financial documentation (within the past six months) to provide evidence of funding for a minimum of one academic year. Applicants must submit a Financial Statement Form and supporting financial documentation to the SDSU Office of Admissions in order to be issued the I-20, needed for the student visa application.

Supporting documents can be one, or a combination of, the following:

  1. Applicant’s Personal Funds
  2. Funds from a Sponsor (Parent, Relative, or private)
  3. Government Sponsor
  4. Funds from SDSU

Tuition and Fees: Undergraduate

Estimated minimum costs required to attend SDSU full time for the 2014–15 academic year (9 months):

  Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
Basic Tuition & Fees $6,866
Non-Resident Tuition* $11,160
On-Campus Housing & Food** $14,745
Health Insurance*** $1,327
Books, Supplies, Transportation**** $3,182
Total $37,280

*Nonresident tuition fee of $372 per unit is based on the required registration of 15 units each semester.

**All first year freshmen from outside of SDSU's local admission area are required to live on campus. Total cost and payments vary depending on the meal plan and room type.

***Based on one academic year of Ascension student health insurance.

****For undergraduates, the average annual cost of books and supplies is $1,762, transportation is $1,420. 
NOTE: Tuition and registration costs are subject to change by the Trustees of the California State University without prior notice. The amounts indicated are estimates. Actual amounts may vary.

Tuition and Fees: Graduate

Estimated minimum costs required to attend SDSU full time for the 2014–15 academic year (9 months):

  Graduate Tuition and Fees Graduate Business
Basic Tuition & Fees $8,132 $12,704
Non-Resident Tuition* $6,696 $6,696
Off-Campus Housing & Food** $12,408 $12,408
Health Insurance*** $1,327 $1,327
Books, Supplies, Transportation**** $3,833 $3,833
Total $32,396 $36,968

*Nonresident tuition fee of $372 per unit is based on the required registration of 9 units each semester.

**Total cost of Off-Campus Housing & Food is an estimate. Costs will vary based on personal choices.
               
***Based on one academic year of Ascension student health insurance.

****For graduate students, the average annual cost of books and supplies is $1,762, transportation is $2,071. 
NOTE: Tuition and registration costs are subject to change by the Trustees of the California State University without prior notice. The amounts indicated are estimates. Actual amounts may vary.