Tuition and Other Fees

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This page contains information about the different types of Tuition fees and their associated costs. Students and parents are strongly encouraged to refer to Money Matters to become familiar with financial information at SDSU including: tuition, policies, deadlines, financial aid disbursements, and more.

Thesis extention, zero-unit courses, and half-unit coruses are all charged as one unit for fee purposes. Auditors pay the same fees as students carrying courses for credit.

Tuition Requirements

This section details who must pay each of the Tuition fees, in addition to their associated costs.

All students enrolled at SDSU must pay Basic Tuition & Fees.

Basic Tuition is determined by your status (full or part time) and program.

Please refer to the Basic Tuition Schedule below to determine your Basic Tuition fees.

Students that are not residents of California (out-of-state and foreign) must pay Non-Resident Tuition & Fees.

Non-Resident Tuition & Fees are charged at a rate of $396 per unit of coursework.

Non-Resident Tuition & Fees are charged in addition to Basic Tuition & Fees. These fees are due prior to the first day of instruction. Alternatively, you may enroll into the Installment Plan for Non-Resident Tuition & Fees.

Late payments will be assessed late charges. Failure to pay Non-Resident Tuition & Fees prior to University Census, the 20th day of instruction, will result in cancellation of a student's registration.

Graduate students enrolled in the Fowler College of Business must pay Professional Program Fees.

Professional Program Fees are charged  at a rate of $270 per unit of coursework.

This fee is due prior to the first day of classes and is assessed in addition to Basic Tuition & Fees and Non-Resident Tuition & fees, if applicable.

The following programs are charged the Professional Program Fees:

  • MBA - Masters of Business Administration
  • MS Accountancy
  • MS Business Administration
  • MS Information Systems

Undergraduate business students (bachelor level degrees) are not charged this fee.

Basic Tuition & Fees Schedule

The cost of Basic Tuition & Fees, due prior to registration, is dependent on a student's academic program as well as status (full or part time). The Basic Tuition & Fees schedule for each term can be found below:

Main Campus - Basic Tuition & Fees

  Undergraduate, Part-Time Undergraduate, Full-Time Teacher Credential, Part-Time Teacher Credential, Full-Time Graduate, Part-Time Graduate, Full Time Ed Doctoral Physical Therapy Doctoral
Total $2,654 $3,860 $2,921 $4,319 $3,071 $4,577 $6,908 $9,587
Basic Tuition 1,665 2,871 1,932 3,330 2,082 3,588 5,919 8,598
Student Body Association Fee* 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35
Student Body Center Fee* 237 237 237 237 237 237 237 237
Health Facility Fee* 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
Health & Wellness Fee* 205 205 205 205 205 205 205 205
Library Services Fee* 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
Instructionally Related Activities* 244 244 244 244 244 244 244 244
Student Success Fee* 218 218 218 218 218 218 218 218

Part-Time, 6.0 or fewer units | Full-Time, 6.1 or more units

*Campus Fees

Imperial Valley Campus - Basic Tuition & Fees

  Undergraduate, Part-Time Undergraduate, Full-Time Teacher Credential, Part-Time Teacher Credential, Full-Time Graduate, Part-Time Graduate, Full-Time Ed Doctoral Physical Therapy Doctoral
Total $1,782 $2,988 $2,049 $3,447 $2,199 $3,705 $6,036 $8,715
Basic Tuition 1,665 2,871 1,932 3,330 2,082 3,588 5,919 8,598
Student Body Activities Fee* 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65
Student Union Fee* 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24
Health Facility Fee* 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Health Services Fee* 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Instructionally Related Activities* 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15

Part-Time, 6.0 or fewer units | Full-Time, 6.1 or more units

*Campus Fees

Main Campus - Basic Tuition & Fees

  Undergraduate, Part-Time Undergraduate, Full-Time Teacher Credential, Part-Time Teacher Credential, Full-Time Graduate, Part-Time Graduate, Full-Time Ed Doctoral Physical Therapy Doctoral
Total $2,654 $3,860 $2,921 $4,319 $3,071 $4,577 $6,908 $9,587
Basic Tuition 1,665 2,871 1,932 3,330 2,082 3,588 5,919 8,598
Student Body Association Fee* 35 35 35 35 35 35 35 35
Student Body Center Fee* 237 237 237 237 237 237 237 237
Health Facility Fee* 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
Health Services Fee* 205 205 205 205 205 205 205 205
Library Services Fees* 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
Instructionally Related Programs* 244 244 244 244 244 244 244 244
Student Success Fee* 218 218 218 218 218 218 218 218

Part-Time, 6.0 or fewer units | Full-Time, 6.1 or more units

*Campus Fees

Imperial Valley Campus - Basic Tuition & Fees

  Undergraduate, Part-Time Undergraduate, Full-Time Teacher Credential, Part-Time Teacher Credential, Full-Time Graduate, Part-Time Graduate, Full-Time Ed Doctoral Physical Therapy Doctoral
Total $1,782 $2,988 $2,049 $3,447 $2,199 $3,705 $6,036 $8,715
Basic Tuition & Fees 1,665 2,871 1,932 3,330 2,082 3,588 5,919 8,598
Student Body Activities Fee* 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65
Student Union Fee* 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24
Health Facility Fee* 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Health Services Fee* 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Instructionally Related Programs* 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15

Part-Time, 6.0 or fewer units | Full-Time, 6.1 or more units

*Campus Fees

Summer Tuition is reduced for 1 - 3 units.

Main Campus - Basic Tuition & Fees

Number of Units Undergraduate Teaching Credential Graduate Ed Doctoral* Physical Therapy Doctoral*
1 $ 558 $ 753 $ 790 $ 6,202 $ 8,881
2 $ 860 $ 1,250 $ 1,324 $ 6,229 $ 8,908
3 $ 1,162 $ 1,747 $ 1,858 $ 6,256 $ 8,935
4 $ 1,596 $ 2,244 $ 2,392 $ 6,283 $ 8,962
5 $ 2,030 $ 2,323 $ 2,473 $ 6,310 $ 8,989
6 $ 2,083 $ 2,350 $ 2,500 $ 6,337 $ 9,016
7 $ 2,410 $ 2,723 $ 2,901 $ 6,364 $ 9,043
8 $ 2,737 $ 3,096 $ 3,302 $ 6,391 $ 9,070
9 $ 3,064 $ 3,469 $ 3,703 $ 6,418 $ 9,097
10 $ 3,391 $ 3,842 $ 4,104 $ 6,445 $ 9,124
11 $ 3,424 $ 3,883 $ 4,141 $ 6,472 $ 9,151
12+ $ 3,429 $ 3,888 $ 4,146 $ 6,477 $ 9,156

*Does not include Joint Doctoral Students

Imperial Valley Campus - Basic Tuition & Fees

Number of Units Undergraduate Teaching Credential Graduate Ed Doctoral* Physical Therapy Doctoral*
1 $ 289 $ 484 $ 521 $ 5,933 $ 8,612
2 $ 570 $ 960 $ 1,034 $ 5,939 $ 8,618
3 $ 851 $ 1,436 $ 1,547 $ 5,945 $ 8,624
4 $ 1,259 $ 1,907 $ 2,055 $ 5,946 $ 8,625
5 $ 1,667 $ 1,960 $ 2,110 $ 5,947 $ 8,626
6 $ 1,694 $ 1,961 $ 2,111 $ 5,948 $ 8,627
7 $ 1,995 $ 2,308 $ 2,486 $ 5,949 $ 8,628
8 $ 2,296 $ 2,655 $ 2,861 $ 5,950 $ 8,629
9 $ 2,597 $ 3,002 $ 3,236 $ 5,951 $ 8,630
10 $ 2,898 $ 3,349 $ 3,611 $ 5,952 $ 8,631
11+ $ 2,905 $ 3,364 $ 3,622 $ 5,953 $ 8,632

*Does not include Joint Doctoral Students

Non-Resident Tuition & Fees

Out-of-state and foreign students, referred to as Non-Resident, will be charged Non-Resident Tuition & Fees at a rate of $396 per unit of coursework. Non-Resident Tuition & Fees are charged in addition to Basic Tuition & Fees.

Non-Resident Tuition must be paid in full prior to the first day of instruction. Alternatively, students may enroll into the Installment Plan for Non-Resident Tuition & Fees prior to the first day of instruction. Late payments will be assessed late charges. Failure to pay Non-Resident Tuition & Fees prior to University Census, the 20th day of instruction, will result in cancellation of a student's registration.

Professional Program Fees

Graduate students enrolled in the Fowler College of Business will be charged Professional Program Fees at a rate of $270 per unit of coursework. This fee is charged in addition to Basic Tuition & Fees and Non-Resident Tuition & fees, if applicable.

The following programs are charged the Professional Program Fees:

  • MBA - Masters of Business Administration
  • MS Accountancy
  • MS Business Administration
  • MS Information Systems

Only graduate level students are charged Professional Program Fees. Undergraduate business students (bachelor level degrees) are not charged this fee.

Professional Program Fees must be paid in full prior to the first day of instruction. There is no Installment Plan option for this fee. Failure to pay Professional Program Fees prior to University Census, the 20th day of instruction, will result in cancellation of the student's registration.

Student Involvement & Representation Fee - SIRF

SIRF is an optional $2 fee that supports the CSSA. Learn more about SIRF.

Fee Payment Coupons

Payments to SDSU via postage mail must be accompanied by a Fee Payment Coupon. The Fee Payment Coupon helps both the individual submitting payment and university cashier understand what fees are being paid. Click the following to download and print Fee Payment Coupons for each term.

Disclaimer

The CSU makes evert 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 system wide 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 system wide 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 are determined by several sources:

  • California legislature
  • California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees
  • University President
  • Campus Fee Advisory Committee
  • Student Fee Referendum or Alternative Consultation