How Much Are Books?

When you come to college, you will need to establish a budget for yourself. Most students will spend around $1,300 on books during the fall and spring semesters combined. So make sure you have around $500 to $800 dollars in your pocket when you come to school so you can buy your first semester's books right away.
Your professors determine which books they will assign. Once you know the classes you're planning on taking, you can check with the Hornet Bookstore at www.hornetbookstore.com or (916) 278-6446 for specific information on the books you need. Another option is after you actually register for your classes, check the "purchase textbooks" link in My Sac State to see if your professors have posted a list of the books you'll need.

The actual cost of college varies by student, class, and semester. To give you an idea of the estimated  costs of attending Sac State, click here http://www.collegeportraits.org/CA/CSUS/costs. Remember, Financial Aid is here to help you. The best way to help Financial Aid help you is to complete the FAFSA before March 2nd each year.

If you need help, we offer financial planning through our Financial Services Center
Call us at (916) 278-6736
Or visit us at http://www.csus.edu/sfsc/
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