Cost of Attendance

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All Fees and Charges are subject to change without notice.



Tuition & Other Fees


CSU Cost Calculator 

Designed to allow high school & college students to estimate student financial aid eligibility information.

Estimate Cost of Attendance (Budget) used by San Jose State University for students living at home, on campus or off-campus housing:

2017-2018 Student Budgets for:

2017-2018 Non-Resident Fees: Additional $396 per unit

2016-2017 Student Budgets for:

2016-2017 Non-Resident Fees: Additional $372 per unit

Loan fees could average from $80 - $190 depending on one's career 

For students in the following graduate business programs:

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A)
  • Master of Science in Accountancy
  • Misc. Course Fees: Additional fees or materials pertaining to a particular course may be required. These fees are determined by the department/college offering the course.

- 2017-2018 Graduate Business Professional Fee: $270 per unit 

- 2016-2017 Graduate Business Professional Fee: $254 per unit

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 systemwide mandatory 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 systemwide 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).


Note: If you are a student whose program requires a computer or technology purchase, you may consider contacting the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office to discuss your circumstances with a counselor.