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Tuition and Fees for Academic Year 2018-19† Full Time†† Part Time††
Basic Tuition and Fees $8,922 $5,910
Professional Program Fee, $270/unit $6,480 $3,240
California Resident $15,402 $9,150
Nonresident Tuition, $396/unit $9,504 $4,752
Nonresident $24,906 $13,902

†Amounts are estimates of tuition and fees for the academic year (two semesters). They do not include the costs of food and housing, books, supplies, transportation, or insurance.

††Students enrolled in 6.1 or more units per semester are considered full time. Students enrolled in 0-6 units per semester are considered part-time. Amounts shown for the Professional Program Fee and Nonresident Tuition are based on a full-time student enrolling in 24 units (12 units per semester) and a part-time student enrolling in 12 units (6 units per semester).

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory system wide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory system wide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028-66028.6 of the Education Code).

How and When to Pay

When to Pay: All students must pay registration fees prior to registration (deadlines are located on WebPortal). OUT-OF-STATE (Non-Resident and Foreign) Tuition and the Professional Program Fee are due in full prior to the first day of classes. SDSU does not bill for tuition. Questions? Contact Student Account Services.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

SDSU has a full service Financial Aid and Scholarship office to assist our graduate students with their financial aid needs. If students are in need of financial assistance for their graduate studies, they are encouraged to contact the SDSU Office of Financial Aid:http://starter.sdsu.edu/fao/.

SDSU Scholarship Search Tool

Search for Scholarships: All students, regardless of grade point average, area of study, citizenship, or residency status are encouraged to apply for all scholarships for which they may be eligible.

The following links will take you to the search results for the given areas of study. Other scholarship opportunities may be available by using the scholarship search tool with other criteria.

Graduate Assistant and Teaching Associate Positions

Teaching associateships and graduate non-teaching assistantships in business administration are available to a limited number of qualified students.

How to Apply Graduate Assistant Application, Teaching Associate Application (for Accountancy only).

When to Apply: We encourage students to apply for a GA or TA position as soon as you have been admitted to one of SDSU’s Graduate Business Programs. Hiring is dependent on the needs of the professors.

Other On-Campus Work Opportunities

There are many other opportunities work on campus (view common on-campus job locations). Here are a few to get you started:


Cost of Sports MBA

Program fees for the Sports Business Management MBA program cover the costs of your tuition and orientation, team building activities, domestic and international field trips, fees associated with guest lecturers, graduation fees and regalia, SDSU student parking permit or annual trolley pass, and student health services. The program is entirely self-supporting and receives no public grants in financial support of its operation.

The total tuition for the Sports MBA program is currently $48,780, which is $1,084 per unit for the 45-unit program.

Upon acceptance to the program, you will be asked to submit a $500 non-refundable tuition deposit (deposit will be applied toward your first tuition payment). Tuition is paid by the semester, based on the number of units taken during that academic session. Based on the present tuition structure, the breakdown by semester is:

Spring 2020 $16,260
Summer 2020 $13,008
Fall 2020 $13,008
Spring 2021 $6,504

Financial Aid

Many Sports MBA students from the United States take advantage of federal student loan programs offered through the FAFSA program. Further information on these programs is available through the SDSU Financial Aid Office homepage www.sdsu.edu/financialaid, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), fafsa.ed.gov, and SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid www.finaid.org.

Graduate Assistantships

Nearly all Sports MBA students take on a graduate assistantship during their time in San Diego. Classes typically meet 3-4 days per week, leaving significant time for interning, volunteering, and working outside the classroom. A small number of on-campus graduate assistantships are available per year, but most students choose to work with one of the many sports business organizations in San Diego for their assistantship experience. No specific scholarships are specifically awarded for the Sports MBA program.

Veteran's Benefits

Any questions related to the application of veteran's benefits for students enrolled in the SDSU Sports MBA program should be directed to the SDSU Joan & Art Barron Veterans Center at [email protected] or (619) 594-5813.