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San Diego State Financial Aid

Financial Aid Scoreboard
Number Received Financial Aid (All Undergraduate) 16,317
Percent Received Financial Aid(All Undergraduate) 53%
Average Aid Amount $9,481
Number Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 3,162
Percent Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 61%

Financial Aid Information at San Diego State

For the academic year 2019-2020, a total of 16,317 students (53% of undergraduate students) received one or more financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans. The average financial aid amount is $9,481. For freshmen (Full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students), 3,162 students (61% of enrolled students) received financial aid.
The 2022 undergraduate tuition & fees at San Diego State University is $8,136 for California residents and $20,016 for out-of-state students, for reference.

All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

For the academic year 2019-2020, a total of 16,317 students (53% of all students) have received grants or scholarships and the average received aid amount is $9,481. It includes federal, state, local, institutional, or other sources of grant aid. The following table describes the financial aid statistics by aid types at San Diego State University for all undergraduate students.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid at San Diego State University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Federal, state, local, institutional or other grant aid16,31753%$9,481
Pell Grants10,03433%$5,349
Federal Student Loans7,86826%$6,479

Beginning Students Financial Aid

a total of 3,162 beginning students (61% of all freshmen) have received any financial aid and 2,993 students (58% of all freshmen) awarded any student loans. The headcount includes the number of full-time, first-time degree-seeking beginning undergraduate students. The below table shows the number and amount by the source of financial aid at San Diego State University.
Beginning Students (Freshmen) Financial Aid at San Diego State University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid3,16261%-
Grants or Scholarship from All Sources2,44147%$9,431
Federal Grants1,33826%$5,671
Pell Grants1,33326%$5,481
Other Federal Grants2395%$1,178
State/Local Grants2,11841%$2,744
Institutional Grants1,28825%$7,471
Student Loans1,49429%$7,017
Federal Student Loans1,42427%$5,152
Other Student Loans1473%$21,405

Students Headcount by Living Status

For academic year 2019-2020, total 2,296 full-time beginning students have enrolled and attended San Diego State University. Among them, 1,213 students have lived on campus and 66 students lived off campus (without family). Next table shows the students count by living status and years.
Student Headcount by Living Location/Setting at San Diego State University
Living Status201720182019
Living On-Campus1,3901,4441,213
Living Off-Campus with Family7939461,017
Living Off-Campus without Family325466

Grants and Scholarship Aid By Income Level (Paying In-State Tuition)

Next table shows number of students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded any grant/scholarship by income level for academic year 2019-2020 . The sources of grants and scholarship aid are the federal government, state/local government, or the institution.
Grants of Scholarship Aid Statistics By Income Level at San Diego State University
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedTotal Amount Aid Awarded Average Amount Aid Awarded
All level1,9931,690$18,977,354$9,522
$0 - $30,000639639$10,350,334$16,198
$30,001 - $48,000318317$4,481,465$14,093
$48,001 - $75,000300286$2,600,695$8,669
$75,001 - $110,000230204$1,014,281$4,410
$110,001 or more506244$530,579$1,049