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Tuition & Living Costs

Systemwide Tuition

All students enrolled at a CSU campus pay a per-semester systemwide tuition fee, in addition to campus mandatory fees. Non-resident students also pay a per-unit fee, and students enrolled in some graduate business programs have an additional per-unit fee. Please see below for a detailed breakdown.

[updated 04.12.2024]

Fall 2024 Financial Deadlines

Please click the link below to access a PDF of the Fall 2024 financial deadlines and due dates.

Registration Period Due Date
04/22 - 06/02 06/12/24
06/03 - 06/30 07/12/24
07/01 - 07/31 08/12/24
08/01 - 09/08 09/12/24

2024-2025 Registration Fees

Registration Fees per semester, Fall 2024 & Spring 2025

Units 6 or less 6.1 or more
Tuition Fees $1,764.00 $3,042.00
Mandatory Campus Fees $967.00 $967.00
TOTAL $2,731.00 $4,009.00

Registration Fees per semester, Fall 2024 & Spring 2025

Units 6 or less 6.1 or more
Tuition Fees $2,049.00 $3,531.00
Mandatory Campus Fees $967.00 $967.00
TOTAL $3,016.00 $4,498.00

Registration Fees per semester, Fall 2024 & Spring 2025

Units 6 or less 6.1 or more
Tuition Fees $2,208.00 $3,804.00
Mandatory Campus Fees $967.00 $967.00
TOTAL $3,175.00 $4,771.00

Registration Fees per semester, Fall 2024 & Spring 2025

Units 0-21
Tuition Fees $6,273.00
Mandatory Campus Fees $967.00
TOTAL $7,240.00

Registration Fees per semester, Fall 2024 & Spring 2025

Units 0-21
Tuition Fees $7,812.00
Mandatory Campus Fees $967.00
TOTAL $8,779.00

Registration Fees per semester, Fall 2024 & Spring 2025

Units 0-21
Tuition Fees $9,114.00
Mandatory Campus Fees $967.00
TOTAL $10,081.00

Mandatory Campus Fees Per Semester

Fees charged per semester.

Fee Type 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 
Associated Students Inc. Fee $75.00 $78.00 $85.00  $89.00
Intercollegiate Athletics/Spirit Leaders Fee $154.00 $161.00 $174.00  $181.00
Transportation Fee $8.50 $24.00 $26.00  $27.00
Recreational Sports Fee $16.00 $17.00 $18.00  $19.00
University Union/WELL Fee $406.00  $419.00  $442.00  $459.00
Health Facilities Fee $25.00  $26.00  $28.00  $29.00
Instructional Related Activities Fee $8.00  $8.00  $8.00  $8.00
Student Health & Counseling Services Fee $129.50  $135.00  $146.00  $152.00
State Hornet Fee $3.00  $3.00  $3.00  $3.00
TOTAL $825.00 $871.00 $930.00  $967.00

  • Associated Students Inc. Fee - To provide for non-instructional activities and programs which are designed to benefit all students and to maintain the student's well- being. Associated Students, Inc. programs include ASI Student Government, ASI Peak Adventures, Sac State Aquatic Center, ASI Children's Center, ASI Student Engagement and Outreach (ASI Events, KSSU Radio Station, Safe Rides Cash Back, and the ASI Food Pantry), and the ASI Business Office and Student Shop.
  • Intercollegiate Athletics/Spirit Leaders Fee - To provide support for Intercollegiate Athletics and Spirit Leaders. Includes support for scholarships, travel, coaches, and other support for athletic teams.
  • Transportation Fee - To provide support for alternative transportation for students including free ridership on Sacramento Regional Transit and its affiliates.
  • Recreational Sports Fee - To provide support to Recreational Sports Programs. This includes Sports Clubs and Intramural Programs.
  • University Union/WELL Fee - To provide support for the University Union building, The WELL, and all programs associated with the function of those facilities.
  • Health Facilities Fee - To provide payment for the bond on the Student Health Center.
  • Instructional Related Activities Fee - These funds are to provide support for essential educational experiences and activities that aid and supplement the fundamental educational mission of the University. For example, laboratory experiences which are at least partially sponsored by an academic discipline or department and which are, in the judgment of the IRA Committee and the President, integrally related to its formal instructional offerings. Activities which are considered to be essential to the quality of an educational program and an important instructional experience for any student enrolled in the respective program may be considered instructional related.
  • Student Health & Counseling Services Fee - To provide basic health services to students at the Health Center. Basic care is the treatment of common illnesses or injuries.
  • State Hornet Fee - To provide support for the State Hornet Student News Organization. This includes digital content in the form of a newsletter, website and podcast.

updated 04.19.2023

Student Living Expenses

The estimated costs of living in Sacramento are estimates for one academic year. Your individual circumstances (costs), discretionary expenses, or spending styles may not be the same as these numbers.

Living Expense Estimates for Informational Purposes

Allowance With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus  
Books, Course Materials, Supplies & Equipment $1,160 $1,160 $1,160  
Food & Housing $10,400 $19,174 $21,042  
Transportation $2,206 $1,406 $2,598  
Misc. Personal $3,498 $3,498 $3,498  

In accordance with California Assembly Bill 990 the California State University, Sacramento provides the typical market cost of a one bedroom apartment in the Sacramento area.

1 Bedroom: $1,515.00 per month

Room and Board expenses included in the off-campus Cost of Attendance represent the typical costs students pay when enrolled at California State University, Sacramento. Actual costs of room and board will vary. Many students living off-campus have roommates, which decreases their housing costs.

Off-Campus Housing Resources

Non-resident Tuition & Graduate Professional Business Fees

  • Non-Resident Tuition Fee: $420.00 per unit plus the tuition fees above and mandatory campus fees.
  • Graduate Professional Business Fee: $285.00 per unit plus tuition fees, mandatory campus fees listed above and non-resident tuition (if applicable).

Net Price Calculator

The Sac State Net Price Calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance - including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses - minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

Registration Fees & Financial Deadlines Archive

Access registration fees and financial deadline documents from recent years below.

Registration Fees (per school year) Financial Due Dates and Deadlines (per semester)
2024-2025    
2023-2024 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
2022-2023 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
2021-2022 Fall 2021 Spring 2022
2020-2021 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
2019-2020