The estimated cost of the program for California residents and nonresidents is $510 per unit. This makes the total estimated cost of the program range from $24,990 if only 49 units are required to be completed, to $28,050 if 55 units are required to be completed. Not included are costs of required texts and learning materials as well as incidental fees related to a student’s application for admission ($55), WPA testing ($45) and graduation ($55) (cost as of October 1, 2016). The estimated semester cost varies based on your workload. See table for examples. The cost excludes books and other fees.
Tuition is due at time of registration for classes. Please see office of Registrar of College of Extended Studies for payment details.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Students may apply for financial aid without applying for admission to the University. Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for all types of state and federal aid. Learn more about how to apply for financial aid. Apply early! The financial aid process can take up to 4-6 weeks depending on the time of year. Deadlines due apply.
Upon admission to the online program a student who completes the FAFSA can be considered for financial aid from SDSU. The only grant program that is not available to students in the online program is the State University Grant because online program students do not pay State University fees.
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. New online program applicants to SDSU may apply for scholarships after they receive their RedID number from Admissions as this number is required on the SDSU scholarship application. The main resource for finding SDSU scholarships is the SDSU Scholarship Search tool - you may also search the list of external scholarships.