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COLLEGE PROFILE

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $27,452
Out-of-state: $38,612
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,976
Out-of-state: $18,136
Room and Board
$15,826
Books and Supplies
$1,804
Other Expenses
$2,846
Payment PlansInstallment plan, deferred payment

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mail
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application DeadlinePriority deadline April 1
Final deadline March 2
Award NotificationOn a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001151
Free
State Aid Form 

PROFILE OF 2014-15 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants3,700 (77.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need2,700 (73.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid2,600 (96.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met110 (4.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met66%
Average Award$10,300
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,800 (69.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,500
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,500 (96.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,200
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 700 (26.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift100 (2.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,200
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants17,300 (69.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need14,500 (57.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid14,100 (97.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met1,600 (11.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met70%
Average Award$10,800
Need-Based Gift
Received by 10,700 (75.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,900
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 13,400 (95.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,000
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,500 (17.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift1,100 (4.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,300
Borrowing
2014 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness of
2014 Graduates
$18,400
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
23.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans 
Other LoansCollege/university loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, Athletic scholarships, State scholarships, ROTC scholarships, Alumni affiliation scholarships, Leadership scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Area/Ethnic Studies, Military Science, Business, Computer Science, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Theater/Drama, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Dance
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Memberships, Leadership, Hobbies/Interests
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Workers in Trades, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Workers in Trades, Veterans' Children, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans, First-Generation College Students
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$1,900
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.40 3.63 564 557 544 26
Low 1.88 2.02 370 350 270 12
High 4.00 5.00 800 780 770 35
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Annual Survey of Colleges 2015, copyright © 2015 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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