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Southern States University

San Diego, CA 4-Year Private
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Southern States University Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Southern States University was $5,568 a year.

Tuition was the same price in 2022 as it was the year before. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

Remember, the "sticker price" of tuition does not tell the full story. Many students owe much less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable until after graduation.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Southern States University

Southern States University is a private institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of California as it does for residents from other states.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.

Choosing a school where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the total cost of attending college. Be sure to verify your state's eligibility criteria for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Do International Students Pay More to Go to Southern States University?

Tuition at Southern States University is the same for each student.

Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or Southern States University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..


Southern States University Housing Expenses, Fees, and More


In addition to the cost of tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Southern States University.

Room and Board Costs at Southern States University

Board costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

How Much Do Books Cost at Southern States University?

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Annual Fees

Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

There may be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have resources for students with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget.

Where are a college is located can impact the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in a city could be costly, but there may be more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. Southern States Universityis in a in California.

Other Costs

When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to consider the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.


Financial Breakdown for Southern States University


Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Southern States University.

How Much Does Southern States University Cost?

What will the cost of attending Southern States University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $5,568

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $7,113
Off-Campus $16,158

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.


Southern States University Financial Aid


In 2022, 0 of the 74 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.

Most Common Loans for Southern States University Students

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Southern States University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Southern States University

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

Southern States University Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Southern States University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Southern States University seem more manageable.

What will attending Southern States University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Southern States University's net cost calculator on their website.

Southern States University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Does Southern States University Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.


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Southern States University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$5,913

In State

$5,913

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$5,568
$5,568
Fees
$345
$345
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Southern States University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

Unknown

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

74

Campus Setting

Acceptance Rate

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Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,913

Out-of-State

$5,913

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Application Deadline

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