20-21 Archive COA

2020-2021 Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance at SF State for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Cost of attendance includes:

  • Direct Educational Costs (tuition fees, books, and supplies)
  • Living Costs (meals, housing, transportation, and personal expenses).
  • Estimated rent prices for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco can be found on Rent Cafe.

These are estimates of the cost to attend SFSU. Other than Tuition and Fees and On-Campus Housing, no direct payments need to be made to the school.

Undergraduate Full Time Attendance For Two Semesters

Cost type

On Campus

Off Campus

Living With Parents

Tuition Fee (7 Units /Greater)

$7,006

$7,006

$7,006

Books and Supplies

$1,038

$1,038

$1,038

Food and Housing

$15,950

$17,922

$8,748

Personal Expenses

$2,058

$2,770

$2,120

Transportation

$1,094

$1,482

$1,734

Total =

$27,146

$30,218

$20,646

 

Graduate & 2nd Bachelor
Graduate Full Time Attendance for Two Semesters

Cost type

On Campus

Off Campus

Living with Parents

Tuition Fee (7 Units /Greater)

$8,440

$8,440

$8,440

Books and Supplies

$1,038

$1,038

$1,038

Food and Housing

$15,949

$17,922

$8,747

Personal Expenses

$2,058

$2,770

$2,120

Transportation

$1,094

$1,482

$1,733

Total =

$28,579

$31,652

$22,078

 

Graduate & 2nd Bachelor
Credential Students
Credential Full Time Attendance for Two Semesters

Cost type

On Campus

Off Campus

Living with Parents

Tuition Fee (7 Units /Greater)

$7,924

$7,924

$7,924

Books and Supplies

$1,038

$1,038

$1,038

Meals and Housing

$15,949

$17,922

$8,747

Personal Expenses

$2,058

$2,770

$2,120

Transportation

$1,094

$1,482

$1,733

Total =

$28,063

$31,136

$21,562


For additional Graduate and Professional Program Fees, see the Bursar's Office website.
 

Out-of-State and International students must pay $396.00 per unit in addition to the tuition fees appropriate to their student level. 
 

How is Cost of Attendance related to financial aid?

If you are a financial aid recipient, the Office of Student Financial Aid strives to award students up to the Cost of Attendance using a combination of all financial aid types for which you are eligible. For more information, visit our "Reviewing Your Awards" page.