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SFSU Tuition & Fees Report

Inexpensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Average Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does San Francisco State University Cost?

Is what San Francisco State University charges for in-state and out-of-state tuition and fee reasonable when compared to nation, state and regional averages? Find out here. You can jump to any of the following sections in our SFSU cost report:

How Much Does SFSU Charge for Tuition?

$7,304 In-State Tuition & Fees
$19,184 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

In 2020-2021, the average out-of-state tuition and fees at San Francisco State University ran about $19,184 per year for students working on an undergraduate degree. If you were a California resident, the yearly charges were $7,304.


These tuition and fees costs include one year of academic instruction, but do not cover room and board.

The numbers quoted on this page are all sticker price and don't include any financial aid or scholarships students may qualify for.

How much does San Francisco State University cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do SFSU Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

Nationwide, out-of-state students pay, on average, $19,933 per year in tuition and fees to attend college. The yearly tuition and fees for out-of-state undergrads at San Francisco State University is $19,184, making it relatively average when compared to the countrywide figure.

In-state undergrads in California pay an average of $16,784 for tuition and fees. SFSU only charges $7,304 a year in for in-state undergraduates, making it relatively inexpensive when compared to the national average.

Take a look at the following chart to see how San Francisco State University compares to other schools in terms of tuition and fees.

NationwideFar Western USCalifornia
Out-of-State Tuition & FeesAverageAverageInexpensive
In-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveInexpensive

Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: San Francisco State University Financial Aid.

SFSU Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

0.25% In-State Tuition Increase
0.08% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$29,475 Est. 4-Year Cost

With an average annual growth rate of 0.25% for the past five years, California residents could expect to pay $7,341 this year if the percentage growth remains the same.

If in-state tuition and fees keeps growing at the same pace, the estimated cost for two years at SFSU would be $14,700, and $29,475 for four years.

For out-of-state students, tuition and fees have increased by about 0.08% in the past five years. This year, out-of-state students will be paying approximately $19,216 if the percentage increases stay the same.

For two years This means an estimated $38,448 for two years of out-of-state tuition and fees at SFSU, and $76,961 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at SFSU.


Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Take note of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing yearlyl. At a log of colleges students will end up paying more for their final year of school than they did for their first.

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