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Sacramento State: Cost and Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office

Financial aid officer:Craig Yamamoto,
Director of Financial Aid
Contacting the office:916 278-6554
916 278-6082 (fax)
FAFSA number:001150

Expenses

Undergraduate tuition:$5,472; $16,632 out-of-state
Additional required fees:$1,428
Book fees:$1,764
Miscellaneous expenses:$3,120
Other expenses:Transportation and personal.
Combined room and board expenses:$13,916

Applying for Aid

Required formPriority dateRolling?Closing date
FAFSAN/AyesN/A
Satisfactory Academic Progress Notification N/AyesN/A
Date award notification begins:April 23
Applied for financial aid:
  • 90% of first-year students 
  • 83% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 69% of part-time undergraduates
Determined to have financial need:
  • 85% of first-year students ​​​
  • 91% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 93% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any financial aid:
  • 97% of first-year students 
  • 97% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 88% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any need-based gift aid:
  • 106% of first-year students 
  • 103% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 102% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received need-based self-help aid:
  • 100% of first-year students 
  • 99% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 97% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received any non-need-based gift aid:
  • 14% of first-year students 
  • 8% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 4% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid whose need was fully met (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • 13% of first-year students 
  • 10% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 6% of part-time undergraduates
Average percent of need that was met of students who received any need-based aid (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • 63% for first-year students 
  • 62% for full-time undergraduates 
  • 46% for part-time undergraduates
Average financial aid package (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $10,533 for first-year students 
  • $10,528 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $7,250 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based gift award:
  • $8,522 for first-year students 
  • $8,083 for full-time undergraduates
  • $5,093 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $3,151 for first-year students 
  • $4,188 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $4,095 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $3,119 for first-year students 
  • $4,166 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $4,081 for part-time undergraduates
Students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
  • 0% of first-year students 
  • 0% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 0% of part-time undergraduates
Average award to students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
  • $1,000 for first-year students 
  • $1,064 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $1,000 for part-time undergraduates
Students who received a non-need-based athletic award:
  • 0% of first-year students
  • 0% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 0% of part-time undergraduates
Average non-need-based athletic award:
  • $0 for first-year students 
  • $0 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $0 for part-time undergraduates
School participates in Federal Work-Study Program:yes

Types of Aid Available

Parent loans packaged to meet need:
  • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • FFEL PLUS Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • Federal Nursing Loans
  • College/University Loans
Percent of undergraduates who have borrowed through all loan programs: 53%
Average student debt upon graduation: $20,144
Types of payment plans:
  • deferred payment plan
  • school's own payment plan(s)
Need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • need-based (general)
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • SEOG
  • state scholarships/grants
  • college/university scholarships/grants (institutional funds)
  • private scholarships/grants
  • Federal Nursing Scholarships
Non-need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • non-need-based (general)
  • state scholarships/grants
  • academic merit scholarships/grants
  • creative arts/performance
  • athletic scholarships
  • ROTC scholarships

Additional Information

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 initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, 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."