2020-2021 Cost of Attendance

View previous academic years' Cost of Attendance:

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

Cost of attendance includes:

  • Direct Educational Costs (tuition fees, books, and supplies)
  • Living Costs (meals, housing, transportation, and personal expenses).
  • Sample of a general one-bedroom cost in San Francisco is available 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)

$7,440

$7,440

$7,440

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 =

$27,580

$30,652

$21,080

 

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

Cost type

On Campus

Off Campus

Living with Parents

Tuition Fee (7 Units / Greater)

$8,874

$8,874

$8,874

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 =

$29,013

$32,086

$22,512

 

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)

$8,358

$8,358

$8,358

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 =

$28,497

$31,570

$21,996

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 with 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 in which you are eligible for. For more information, visit our "Reviewing Your Awards" page.