Financial Aid Student financial aid programs are intended to provide assistance to
students who do not have the necessary financial resources to meet their educational
costs. Most students qualify for some type of assistance. Only United States citizens
and eligible noncitizens can receive federal financial aid. For resources that recognize
academic achievement, refer to the following information on scholarships.
Information about all state, federal, and institutional aid programs is available from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Administration Building. To make an appointment please call 760-768-5502. Information about the available programs as well as the academic standards that a student must maintain to remain eligible for such aid can be accessed at http://www.sdsu.edu/financialaid.
Applying for Aid
Applicants who want to be considered for all types of state and federal financial aid should apply as soon after January 1 as possible by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Since new California grant program applicants must apply by March 2, we strongly encourage all applicants to apply by this date.
The FAFSA is all you need to begin the application process. You may apply by using FAFSA on the Web at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. For California Dream Act-eligible students, complete the California Dream Act application at http://dream.csac.ca.gov/
Applications are reviewed and aid awarded throughout the year based on available funding. To receive first priority evaluation of your eligibility for all financial aid programs, complete the FAFSA by March 2 and, by April 1, submit all financial aid documents requested. An application and documents submitted after these dates will receive second priority evaluation and aid awarded based on available funding at the time.
Cost of Living
San Diego State University establishes standard student budgets in coordination with the California State University system that meet federal requirements. Student budgets, updated annually to account for inflation are currently.
|Costs of Attendance for the 2016-2017 Academic Year|
|Living off Campus||Commuting from Home|
|Books and Supplies||$1,818||$1,818|
|Food and Housing||$12,050||$4,231|
The academic year basic tuition and fees for teacher credential students are $6,582. Basic tuition and fees are $6,972 for post-baccalaureate students, $12,622 for education doctoral (Ed.D.) students, and $17,652 for physical therapy doctoral students. Graduate business students in selected degree programs pay an additional $254 per unit (refer to the Professional Program Fee information). Nonresident tuition is an additional $372 per unit.
All fees and costs are subject to change without notice.
E-Mail and The Internet
The SDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships uses e-mail and the Internet to communicate with aid applicants about documentation needed, disbursement holds, and awards. Go to the SDSU WebPortal at http://www.sdsu.edu/portal and select E-mail/Address Update to make sure there is a valid e-mail address on record for you. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships home page and secure website, AidLink, have been enhanced to streamline the application and award process for SDSU students. Use AidLink at http://www.sdsu.edu/financialaid to view your personal financial aid information, download and print documents you need to submit, activate your student loan, and more.