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Sonoma State University Tuition & Cost

Rohnert Park, California

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State California Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Sonoma State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,022
Other Fees$2,246
Room and Board $14,510
Other Expenses Budget$3,178
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Sonoma State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,022
Other Fees$2,246
Room and Board $14,510
Other Expenses Budget$3,178

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $26,698 to attend Sonoma State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $5,742 for tuition, $14,510 room and board, $1,022 for books and supplies and $2,246 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $38,578 which is 44.5% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $17,622 while room and board is $14,510, books and supplies are $1,022 and other fees come in at $2,246.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Sonoma State University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Sonoma State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,803
$30,001 to $48,000$13,983
$48,001 to $75,000$17,985
$75,001 to $110,000$22,254

The average reported annual net price for Sonoma State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,239 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

72% of full-time undergrad Sonoma State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $8,746 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 37% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,028 and 3% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $15,376.

Finanical Aid Sonoma State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,746 72%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,482 42%
Pell Grants $4,933 37%
Other Federal Grants $1,344 7%
State and Local Grants $2,557 52%
Federal Student Loans $5,028 37%
Other Student Loans $15,376 3%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Sonoma State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $48,512. The loan balance of $48,512 is a four year multiple of the $12,128 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $463 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $48,512
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $462.86
Total Interest Paid $7,030.96
Sum of All Loan Payments $55,542.96

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $26,698 $38,578
2 $26,961 $38,959
3 $27,228 $39,343
4 $27,496 $39,731

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Sonoma State University to be $106,792 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Sonoma State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
California Residents $0 $0 $0
Out of State Residents $372 $1,116 $1,488

Estimated cost for a class at Sonoma State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Sonoma State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Sonoma State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=123572 IPEDS survey data for Sonoma State University.