Understanding Tuition & Fees
Learn how tuition and fees at SFSU compare to other U.S. colleges and universities and see how to successfully prepare for possible tuition growth.
SFSU Tuition & Fees Versus Other Schools
The following table shows how SFSU compares to other colleges nationally, regionally and by state.
|Nationwide||Far Western US||California|
|Tuition and Fees||Above Average||Above Average||Above Average|
|In-State Tuition and Fees||Below Average||Average||Average|
In-State Tuition Discount Available
Tuition and fees at SFSU is dramatically lowered for residents of California. Tuition and fees for in-state students is set at $7,254 for the 2018 - 2019 year, a 62.1% discount off the price charged to out-of-state students. Tuition is $5,742 and fees $1,512.
SFSU fees and tuition for out-of-state undergrads is $19,134 for the 2018 - 2019 school year. $1,512 was fees, and $17,622 was tuition.
Look at the table below to find 2018 - 2019 academic year costs.
Discover SFSU cost per credit hour here.
Tuition and Fees Projection
San Francisco State University tuition and fees for out-of-state students increased with an average yearly rate of 0.0% over the past five years. Over that same period, tuition increased by 0.0% and fees increased by 0.8%. Based on this, we predict the price of tuition and fees this year will be $19,144.
At this rate, we estimate the total cost of tuition and fees for a two year degree to be $38,297 and $76,632 for a four-year degree. Remember, this doesn't cover other charges such as room and board, transportation, and books.
Look at the following chart to see how SFSU fees and tuition may increase including residence based reductions in the years to come.
Pay attention to just how much the tuition and fees are increasing each year. At most colleges undergrads will wind up paying a larger price for their last year of school compared to what they did for their first.
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