International Students

Applications for entry to the Fall 2019 Doctorate in Educational Leadership program are now being accepted.

To get started, visit the International Programs and Global Engagement Graduate Admission web page.

The site includes information about how to apply, required documents, advising, immigration, employment, health insurance and other matters of interest to international students. For specific questions about submitting your application, contact Stephanie Ingvaldson, IPGE Director,

Tuition and Fees

CSU Education Doctorate 
tuition & fees for International Students


Fall 2018

$5,919 + $3,564 (Non-resident tuition) + $784 (campus fees) = $10,267

Spring 2019

$5,919 + $3,564 (Non-resident tuition) + $784 (campus fees) = $10,267

Summer tuition (2018)*
Summer 2019 fees TBD

$5,919 + $425 (campus fees) = $6,344

Tuition & Fees for 12-month Study


* The doctorate program has a summer session after Years 1 and 2.

Estimated Costs for Graduate students
All dollar amounts U.S and approximate.

  • Tuition & Fees: $26,878
  • Room & Board: $9,500
  • Miscellaneous Fees: $4,000*
  • Approximated Total Expenses: $40,300**

* Miscellaneous fees include health insurance, books, transportation, clothing, entertainment, etc.)

** Total estimated cost is for one academic year (two semesters).


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I Pay for University Tuition and Fees? 

You may pay for university tuition and fees by personal check, overseas banker’s draft, online via Flywire by PeerTransfer, certain credit cards, traveler’s checks, and cash (not recommended). Payments should be made to “California State University, Sacramento”.

Can I Wire Transfer my Tuition and Fees?

Sac State has partnered with Flywire by PeerTransfer to provide our international students with an easy, fast, and secure method of sending international tuition payments.

When should I Pay Tuition and Fees?

AFTER you have registered in classes. Please carefully review the refund policy before paying.

Is there a refund deadline? 

Yes. It is critical that students "drop" excess courses prior to stated payment deadlines. Refunds will NOT be issued for courses dropped after the second week of each semester.

Is there an Installment Plan? 

Yes. There are two types of installment plans. One is for Resident Tuition and Fees and the other is for Non-resident tuition. Please see the Bursar's Office for more details on the due dates and fees associated with these plans.

I see a $25 Late Registration Fee on my account. Am I required to pay this? 

If you are a newly admitted international student, you are not required to submit the late registration fee during their first semester of attendance. The late registration fee will be waived for your first semester of study only. Late registration in a subsequent semester may incur a late registration fee.

I am sponsored by a third party (e.g. SACM, CBIE). How do I have Sacramento State bill for my tuition?

Please make sure the Bursar's Office has updated sponsorship information (financial guarantee) regarding your scholarship prior to the start of the semester. Your financial guarantee must cover the dates of the entire semester. Please make sure to submit your financial guarantee according to the regular tuition deadlines to avoid enrollment cancellation.

For other questions, contact:

International Admissions 
California State University, Sacramento 
Library 1001, MS 6012 
6000 J Street 
Sacramento, CA 95819-6012 
United States of America 
Tel: +1 (916) 278-6686