Tuition & Other Fees

New for Fall 2012

In accordance with Executive Order 1054, San José State has created a new fee titled Student Success, Excellence and Technology Fee (SSETF).

This fee will replace the Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Fee, as well as all existing miscellaneous course fees except those associated with field trips, beginning with the fall semester 2012.

In addition to providing continuing support for services related to miscellaneous classroom needs and instructionally-related activities, the new SSETF has been approved to facilitate student and student athlete graduation and retention rates and strengthen student learning through improved use of technology.


Students are responsible for checking their accounts online in MySJSU for fees charged and payment due dates.   

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 initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, 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.

Regular Courses

Fees are calculated based on enrollment units and residency. To view fee information, see Fall, Spring or Summer (at right) as appropriate. 

Non-California Resident Fees

Non-resident students pay basic registration fees plus $372 per unit.  For information on residency rules and regulations, visit Office of the Registrar Residency.

Graduate Professional Program Fees

For students in the on-campus MBA program and the MS in Accountancy program, the program-related class fees are $254 per unit in addition to basic registration fees and non-California resident fees (if applicable). For more information, please visit Graduate Business Professional Fee Information. 

Open University Courses

Fees are charged per class. To view fee information, visit Open University: How much does it cost?

Special Session Courses

Fees are charged per class. For more information, visit Special Session.