University Fees and Tuition

Fees are subject to change without notice. For the latest tuition and fees please visit the Bursar's Office website.   

Fee Payments and Method of Payment

At the time you register, the system will provide you with the balance of fees owed. Fees are payable by cash, check, e-Check, money order, or credit card and must be received in the Bursar's Office by the due date. Billing statements will NOT be mailed. Failure to pay fees by the due date will result in classes being dropped. You may access your financial account on My SJSU at any time to view your charges.

Make all checks payable to San Jose State University and if you know your SJSU ID number, please write it clearly on the top of the check. Complete information about payment options, refund options, and procedures is available at the Bursar's Office website.

Financial Assistance

There are several options for graduate students to receive financial assistance at San Jose State University. Students may be able to combine federal/state grants, loans, work/study programs and scholarships that are available through the financial aid office and outside agencies in order to fund their education. There are many scholarships, both need and merit based, that are administered by SJSU academic departments. Students should contact these departments directly for more information on specific criteria, deadlines, and application instructions.


Domestic Applicants

Federal funded assistance or programs are only available to U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. Visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at San Jose State University to receive complete instructions on how to apply for financial assistance.

Additional resources and external links for domestic students:

SJSU Ofice of Graduate Studies and Research: Funding Opportunities
FastWeb Scholarship Database

International Applicants

San Jose State University is a state funded public institution. Therefore, international students (F-1 visa applicants) are required to show that they will have sufficient funds available to them throughout their entire enrollment before admission is granted. Most of our students get their funds from families and friends. A few will receive scholarships or financial assistance from their government or private organizations. International students are encouraged to explore their scholarship options on their own, before submitting an application to graduate school.

Additional resources and external links for international applicants:

SJSU International Programs and Services
International Education Financial Aid
International Education Finance Corporation
FastWeb Scholarship Database

Scholarships and Awards: Resources for Finding Funding for Graduate School

San Jose State University and SJSU Graduate Departments

SJSU has over 900 general and departmental scholarships available, ranging from $100 to $1,000 per year. Different sources fund these scholarships, including private donors, alumni, and private industry. Awards are generally based on scholastic achievement and financial need. About one-half of the awards are administered by the Financial Aid Scholarship Committee and one-half by the various academic departments on campus. The SJSU Financial Aid and Scholarship Office is the best place to search for University level funds that may be available. In addition, students should contact their department or college directly for a list of funding programs they may offer, as well as for information on the various research or teaching assistantships that are available at San José State University.

Office of Graduate Studies and Research

Once you are admitted to SJSU and have enrolled in classes, the Office of Graduate Studies and Research sponsors several scholarships and awards aimed specifically at current graduate students.

Other Services

International Health Insurance

F-1 students must contact the International Programs and Services office to inquire about this mandatory insurance. Students can not register for classes if the insurance hold is not cleared. The phone number for International Programs and Services is (408) 924-5920.

Parking Permits

Student parking permits can be purchased from SJSU Parking Services.