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San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $26,464
Out-of-state: $37,624
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,766
Out-of-state: $17,926
Room and Board
$13,812
Books and Supplies
$1,717
Other Expenses
$4,169
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 March 2
Final deadline April 1
Award NotificationOn a rolling basis beginning February 14
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001151
Free
State Aid Form 

PROFILE OF 2012-13 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants3,160 (82.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need2,300 (72.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid2,200 (95.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met200 (9.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met69%
Average Award$9,000
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,500 (68.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,000
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,100 (95.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,200
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 700 (31.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift100 (2.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,600
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants17,000 (72.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need14,200 (60.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid13,800 (97.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met3,100 (22.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met71%
Average Award$11,000
Need-Based Gift
Received by 10,200 (73.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,100
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 13,200 (95.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,200
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,600 (18.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift1,000 (4.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,800
Borrowing
2012 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
44%
Average Indebtedness of
2012 Graduates
$17,600
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
26.0%

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
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
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
$2,010
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.40 3.64 564 552 557 25
Low 2.05 2.20 330 320 300 15
High 4.00 4.85 800 800 800 34
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