Admissions

International Cost of Attendance

Admitted international students planning to attend San Diego State University with an F-1 student visa must submit financial documents providing evidence of funding for a minimum of one academic year. The required financial documents include the SDSU Financial Statement Form, a supporting financial document, and a passport copy. An SDSU I-20 will only be issued after these documents are received and approved by the SDSU Office of Admissions.

Note: Students with other visa categories, permanent residency or U.S. citizenship do not need to submit financial documentation.

Undergraduate Costs of Attendance

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 2018–19 academic year (9 months):

  First-Year Freshman Upper-Division Transfer
Basic Tuition & Fees $7,484 $7,484
Non-Resident Tuition* $11,880 $11,880
Housing & Food** $16,892 $13,514
Health Insurance*** $1,221 $1,221
Books, Supplies, Transportation**** $3,458 $3,898
Total $40,935 $37,997

*Nonresident tuition of $396 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. The cost listed for a first year freshman is based on on-campus housing. The cost listed for an upper-division transfer is based on a student living off campus.

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

****For freshmen, the average annual cost of books and supplies is $1,915, transportation is $1,543. For upper-division transfers, the average annual cost of books and supplies is $1,915, transportation is $1,983.

Graduate Costs of Attendance

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 2018–19 academic year (9 months):

  Graduate Programs Graduate Business Programs
Basic Tuition & Fees $8,918 $13,778
Non-Resident Tuition* $7,128 $7,128
Off-Campus Housing & Food** $15,004 $15,004
Health Insurance*** $1,221 $1,221
Books, Supplies, Transportation**** $4,168 $4,168
Total $36,439 $41,299

*Nonresident tuition of $396 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 JCB student health insurance.

****For graduate students, the average annual cost of books and supplies is $1,915, transportation is $2,253.