Costs and Financial Aid

Our affordable programs allow you to minimize your cost by maximizing the credits you transfer and by applying for scholarships and other financial aid opportunities.

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Cost and Aid Summary

Cost Per Unit


Cal State Application Fee

$70 · Fee waivers available

Financial Aid

Eligible for Federal Student Aid and to qualify for Pell Grants.


Eligible for university-wide and college scholarships.

Additional Aid

Eligible for student ambassador and research positions.

Affordable and Valuable

We know that time, cost and results are important factors when deciding whether or not to complete your degree, so we've designed our SJSU Online bachelor's programs so that you can receive a quality education at an affordable cost and advance your career outcomes.

Tuition and Fees

Our programs cost $450 per unit and require 50-60 units to complete. Enrolling in an SJSU Online program also provides you with access to much more beyond high quality courses and learning experiences. Your per unit fees include:

  • Regular academic advising and student support from our Student Success Center.

  • Access to helpful campus resources such as the SJSU Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Career Center, Writing Center, and Counseling and Psychological Services.

  • Opportunities to participate in activities such as SJSU events, student organizations, and leadership development.

The cost to submit your application through the Cal State Apply portal is $70. When you apply for admission, you are automatically considered for an application fee waiver based on the information requested in the application.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for Federal Student Aid and to qualify for Federal Pell Grants to subsidize the cost of enrolling with SJSU Online. The Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) application opens each year on October 1 with a priority filing deadline of March 2.

Apply for SJSU university-wide and college scholarships to further reduce the cost of enrolling with SJSU Online. The scholarship application process takes place online each spring semester to award students for the upcoming academic year.

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Additional Aid Opportunities

  • Federal Work-Study: Students who receive Federal Work-Study can apply for eligible positions through the SJSU Handshake portal, which hosts job and internship opportunities for students and alumni.

SJSU Handshake Portal  

  • SJSU Online Student Ambassadors: Current SJSU Online students can apply for paid student ambassador positions each term. Our ambassadors provide current and potential students with valuable insights, resources, and experiences through advocacy, community building, education, and outreach efforts such as their playlist of short videos below.

  • Student RSCA Fellowships: Each spring, the SJSU Office of Research also awards grants to current students who apply for the Student Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (RSCA) Fellowship so that they can receive financial support to complete high quality research with SJSU faculty.

SJSU RSCA Fellowship
  • Amazon Career Choice: Amazon employees can visit the Amazon Career Choice website for details about how to utilize that benefit to apply for enrollment at SJSU.

Diverse Career Outcomes

Our programs are designed to provide you with a quality educational experience and equip you with valuable skills that you can transfer into a wide range of career paths. Watch the video below to learn how SJSU Online is professionally valuable for student Jennifer Salinas and select the links below to explore career possibilities for each of our programs.

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Apply Now for Spring 2023!

Our rolling admissions cycle for the Spring 2023 term is open until December 1, 2022. Complete your application via the Cal State Apply website.

Diverse Program Options

Our 100% online bachelor's degree completion programs span across a wide range of academic disciplines. They are designed and taught by our SJSU faculty so that you will receive a quality education in a convenient format and complete your degree on a two or three year roadmap.


Supportive Counselors

Our enrollment counselors will provide a one-on-one concierge approach throughout your application, admissions, and enrollment experience.

Experience Student Life

In addition to your online learning experience, we want to make sure that you have opportunities to experience SJSU Spartan life beyond the classroom and have access to helpful campus resources.

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