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Sonoma State: Cost and Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office

Financial aid officer:Susan Gutierrez,
Interim Director of Financial Aid
Contacting the office:707 664-2389
707 664-4242 (fax)
finaid@sonoma.edu
FAFSA number:001156
Financial aid homepage: www.sonoma.edu/finaid/

Expenses

Undergraduate tuition:$7,324; $18,484 out-of-state
Comprehensive tuition/room/board fees:$23,655
Tuition notes:comprehensive tuition/room/board fees
Book fees:$1,764
Miscellaneous expenses:$2,772
Other expenses:Transportation and miscellaneous.
Combined room and board expenses:$12,814

Applying for Aid

Required formPriority dateRolling?Closing date
FAFSAJanuary 31yesN/A
Date award notification begins:March 25
Applied for financial aid:
  • 55% of first-year students 
  • 61% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 272% of part-time undergraduates
Determined to have financial need:
  • 71% of first-year students 
  • 81% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 88% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any financial aid:
  • 86% of first-year students 
  • 90% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 86% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any need-based gift aid:
  • 63% of first-year students 
  • 70% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 72% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received need-based self-help aid:
  • 76% of first-year students 
  • 74% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 69% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received any non-need-based gift aid:
  • 20% of first-year students 
  • 16% 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):
  • 14% of first-year students 
  • 5% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 12% 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):
  • 48% for first-year students 
  • ​​27% for full-time undergraduates 
  • 23% for part-time undergraduates
Average financial aid package (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $9,520 for first-year students 
  • $10,275 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $8,133 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based gift award:
  • $10,023 for first-year students 
  • $9,571 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $6,961 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $3,390 for first-year students 
  • $4,345 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $4,281 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $3,168 for first-year students 
  • $4,136 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $4,241 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 
  • 4% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 20% 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):
  • $1,654 for first-year students 
  • $1,798 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $1,703 for part-time undergraduates
Students who received a non-need-based athletic award:
  • 2% of first-year students 
  • 2% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 3% of part-time undergraduates
Average non-need-based athletic award:
  • $2,085 for first-year students 
  • $2,643 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $2,312 for part-time undergraduates
School participates in Federal Work-Study Program:yes
Percent of students who received aid that participated in Federal Work Study:1%

Types of Aid Available

Parent loans packaged to meet need:
  • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
Parent loans packaged to meet need: yes
First-year loan package range: $600 (full tuition)
Undergraduate loan package range: $600 (full tuition)
Percent of undergraduates who have borrowed through all loan programs: 61%
Average student debt upon graduation: $20,568
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)
  • academic merit scholarships/grants
  • creative arts/performance
  • special achievements/activities
  • special characteristics
  • athletic scholarships
First-year scholarship/grant award range: $100 - $19,045
Undergraduate scholarship/grant award range: $100 - $19,045
Percent of scholarship aid awarded to out-of-state students: 2%

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."