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Sac State Housing Costs

$7,744 On-Campus Room Typical Cost
$5,030 On-Campus Meals Typical Cost
$1,110 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$3,640 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost

What are the Sac State Living Expenses?

There are more expenses related to going to college in addition to tuition fees. Learn just how much you will end up paying to attend Sac State .

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Sac State Room and Board Expenses Most of the undergraduates at California State University - Sacramento are online students. If you are one of them, you probably will continue your current living arrangements, and you probably have a better handle on what your living expenses will be than whatever we could come up with.

Sac State prices housing and dining separately. The on-campus housing cost for any standard student was $7,744 in 2021, and the price of a standard meal plan was $5,030.

The table below will show you the average expected expenses of on-campus and off-campus housing and food plans for California State University - Sacramento.

ExpenseOn CampusOff Campus
Room and Board$15,944$19,096
— Housing      $7,744
— Meals      $5,030
Other Living Expenses$3,640$3,890
Books and Supplies$1,110$1,110

Planning on Spending 4 Years in the Dorms? Forecasted Cost is $93,504

For the past five years, Sac State meal plans and housing costs have adjusted 2.3% per year on average, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. If the latest tendencies go on, 2022 incoming freshmen will spend about $21,595 in room, board and additional expenses in their first year of college. Those students will likely wind up paying around $22,657 for their 2nd year, and $25,350 for their 4th year.

Over the duration of obtaining your degree the total will come to somewhere around $93,504 for a four-year stay or $44,253 for a two-year stay.


* estimated

How to Finance Your Sac State Education?

More on Your Campus Living Situation

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether Sac State does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?No
On-Campus Housing Capacity2,173

Room & Board Costs Higher Than Average

With room, board, books, supplies, and additional expenses costing on-campus students $20,694, California State University - Sacramento is above the U.S. average of $15,282.


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