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Tuition and Fees

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).


Student tuition and fee rates may be determined by several sources.

• The California legislature
• The California State University Board of Trustees
• University President
• Campus Fee Advisory committee
• Student Fee Referendum or Alternative Consultation


Tuition and fees paid during a semester may include Basic Tuition, mandatory campus fees, Nonresident Tuition, Professional Program fees, Course fees and Parking fees. Other miscellaneous fees may be charged to a student during their time here at SDSU. Links to these fees are listed below:


Tuition and Fees

Course Fees

Miscellaneous Fees

Tuition and Fees paid by Outside Agencies or Waivers