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San Diego State University

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Cost of Attendance: Undergraduate Nonresident

2018-19 Standard Costs

Note: Amounts in the table are shown are for full-time enrollment for the 9-month academic year. Less than full-time enrollment may change your award amount. All costs are subject to change without notice.

 Living in
university housing
Living off campus
 Basic tuition and fees*
$7,488  $7,488
 Out-of-state tuition** $11,880 $11,880
 Books, supplies
$1,915  $1,915
 Food, housing
$16,735$13,399
 Transportation$1,544$1,982
 Miscellaneous, personal$1,480$1,480
 Total academic year
$41,042$38,144

2019-20 Standard Costs

Note: Amounts in the table are shown are for full-time enrollment for the 9-month academic year. Less than full-time enrollment may change your award amount. All costs are subject to change without notice.

 Living in 
university housing 
Living off campus 
 Basic tuition and fees*
$7,510  $7,510
 Out-of-state tuition** $11,880 $11,880
 Books, supplies
$1,969  $1,969
 Food, housing
$17,746$13,533
 Transportation$1,587$2,038
 Miscellaneous, personal$1,704$1,704
 Total academic year
$42,396$38,634

 *Imperial Valley Campus: For 2018-19, subtract $1,512 from the basic tuition and fees listed above. For 2019-20, subtract $1,534 from the basic tuition and fees listed above. 

**Out-of-state tuition: Based on 15 units each semester at $396 per unit.  

The California State University (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).

Official university tuition and fees can be found on the Student Account Services website

Fees subject to change

Please note: The California State University (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).