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SSU Housing Costs

$7,798 On-Campus Room Typical Cost
$5,878 On-Campus Meals Typical Cost
$1,022 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$3,178 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost

Sonoma State University Dorm & Dining Costs and How They Measure up?

Make a good college choice for yourself by understanding the true cost of college. Get started by understanding just how much you'll be paying annually for food, housing, books and more.

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SSU Housing and Meal Plan Costs Sonoma State University offers the majority of its classes online. If you're an online student, your cost of living will probably continue as is. Bear this in mind when budgeting for your college degree.

In 2021, SSU students spent $7,798 for housing and $5,878 for the meal plan.

The following table outlines expected costs at Sonoma State University for both on-campus and off-campus housing, dining plans and other expenses.

ExpenseOn CampusOff Campus
Room and Board$14,510$17,252
— Housing      $7,798
— Meals      $5,878
Other Living Expenses$3,178$3,216
Books and Supplies$1,022$1,022

Will You Spend 4 Years in the Dorms? Estimated Cost is $76,241

There has been an average 1.5% cost change annually over the past five years in SSU room & board costs, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. Incoming first year students in 2022 can expect to be charged around $18,822 for room, board and other costs according to current movements. In their final year a student might pay around $18,964 for a two-year degree, and $19,322 for a bachelor's degree.

Over the entire degree (presuming you graduate on-time) the sum will come to somewhere around $76,241 for four years or $37,787 for two years.


* estimated

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Details on Living On Campus

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 SSU does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?No
On-Campus Housing Capacity3,389

Above Average Campus Living Expenses

SSU students pay $18,710 to stay on campus, however the average student nationwide will pay only $15,282.


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