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San Diego State: Cost and Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office

Financial aid officer:Rose Pasenelli,
Director of Financial Aid
Contacting the office:619 594-6323
619 594-4268 (fax)
fao@mail.sdsu.edu
FAFSA number:001151

Expenses

Undergraduate tuition:$5,472; $16,632 out-of-state
Additional required fees:$1,612
Book fees:$1,818
Miscellaneous expenses:$3,296
Other expenses:Transportation, personal/miscellaneous expenses.
Combined room and board expenses:$14,812

Applying for Aid

Required formPriority dateRolling?Closing date
FAFSAMarch 2yesN/A
State Aid Form N/AnoMarch 2
Date award notification begins:March 15
Applied for financial aid:
  • 75% of first-year students 
  • 70% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 88% of part-time undergraduates
Determined to have financial need:
  • 70% of first-year students 
  • 83% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 85% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any financial aid:
  • 96% of first-year students 
  • 97% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 114% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any need-based gift aid:
  • 64% of first-year students 
  • 77% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 56% 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 
  • 80% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received any non-need-based gift aid:
  • 60% of first-year students 
  • 41% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 32% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid whose need was fully met (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • 10% of first-year students 
  • 29% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 8% 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):
  • 66% for first-year students 
  • 70% for full-time undergraduates 
  • 60% for part-time undergraduates
Average financial aid package (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $10,100 for first-year students 
  • $11,000 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $7,900 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based gift award:
  • $10,000 for first-year students 
  • $9,900 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $6,700 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $3,600 for first-year students 
  • $4,300 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $4,100 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $3,200 for first-year students 
  • $4,100 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $4,100 for part-time undergraduates
Students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
  • 2% of first-year students 
  • 5% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 3% 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):
  • $4,900 for first-year students 
  • $2,600 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $1,300 for part-time undergraduates
Students who received a non-need-based athletic award:
  • 2% of first-year students 
  • 2% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 1% of part-time undergraduates
Average non-need-based athletic award:
  • $16,000 for first-year students 
  • $16,500 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $12,000 for part-time undergraduates
School participates in Federal Work-Study Program:yes
Percent of students who received aid that participated in Federal Work Study:3%

Types of Aid Available

Parent loans packaged to meet need:
  • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • College/University Loans
Parent loans packaged to meet need: yes
First-year loan package range: $50 - $9,500
Undergraduate loan package range: $50 - $12,500
Percent of undergraduates who have borrowed through all loan programs: 48%
Average student debt upon graduation: $20,100
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
Non-need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • non-need-based (general)
  • state scholarships/grants
  • academic merit scholarships/grants
  • creative arts/performance
  • special achievements/activities
  • special characteristics
  • athletic scholarships
  • ROTC scholarships
First-year scholarship/grant award range: $100 - $26,000
Undergraduate scholarship/grant award range: $56 - $27,000
Percent of scholarship aid awarded to out-of-state students: 23%

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 fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide 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 systemwide 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).