Costs and Financial Aid

Our affordable programs allow you to minimize your cost by maximizing the credits you transfer and by accessing Federal Student Aid, SJSU scholarships, and more.

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Cost and Aid Summary

Cost Per Unit

$425-$495 · Cost varies by program

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 $425-$495 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.

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Numerous Financial Aid Opportunities

  • Federal Financial Aid: You are eligible to apply for Federal Student Aid and to qualify for Federal Pell Grants. The Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) application opens each year on October 1 with a priority filing deadline of March 2.
  • Federal Work-Study Positions: 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 Scholarships: Each spring, students can apply online for university-wide and college scholarships through the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office for the upcoming academic year.
  • SJSU Online Student AmbassadorsCurrent SJSU Online students can apply for paid student ambassador positions each term to provide current and potential students with valuable insights, resources, and experiences.

  • Student RSCA FellowshipsEach spring, the SJSU Office of Research awards grants to current students to complete high quality research with SJSU faculty.

  • Amazon Career Choice: Through our partnership, current Amazon employees can visit the Amazon Career Choice website for details about how to utilize that benefit to apply for enrollment at SJSU.

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