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Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $2,850
  • Online BAH
    $916.50
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    NO
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    YES

San Diego State University

San Diego State University is a 4-year, public university located in San Diego, CA. Students at San Diego State University can enroll in bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate degree programs.

San Diego State University Military & Veteran Support Programs

SDSU offers the following veteran and military support programs: 

Is San Diego State University a GI Bill approved school?

Yes, SDSU is a GI Bill approved school. However, you will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the GI Bill. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Is San Diego State University a Yellow Ribbon school?

No, SDSU is not a Yellow Ribbon School. However, as a state school most of the costs of tuition are still 100% covered by the GI Bill. Please check with the school to ensure you are covered.

Does San Diego State University offer online degree programs?

Yes, SDSU offers online degree programs. 

Is San Diego State University approved for Tuition Assistance?

Yes, SDSU is approved for Tuition Assistance.  

Eligible students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by Tuition Assistance. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does San Diego State University offer master’s programs covered by Tuition Assistance?

Yes, SDSU has master’s degree programs covered by Tuition Assistance funding.  

Eligible active military students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Is San Diego State University a MyCAA school?

Yes, SDSU is a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) approved school.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Message from San Diego State University

San Diego State University is a four-year, public university in San Diego, California. Since it was founded in 1897, SDSU offers 95 bachelor's, 78 masters and 22 doctoral degree programs.

SDSU's approximately 31,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.

SDSU's annual economic impact to the state of California is $6.5 billion. Of SDSU's 270,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.

Since 2000, SDSU faculty and staff have attracted more than $1.5 billion in grants and contracts for research and programs ranging from cardiovascular disease to marine biology. SDSU ranks No. 20 in the nation for racial diversity and among the top universities for economic diversity.

SDSU is No. 11 in the nation and No. 4 in California for bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 7,460
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 7,460
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0
  • Tuition Cost-Per-Credit-Hour
    $
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 0
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH - Campus
    $2,850
  • BAH - Online
    $916.50
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    YES
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    YES
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    YES
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    YES
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    YES
  • Offers ROTC Program
    YES
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    YES
Financial Support
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    NO
  • Scholarships for Military
    YES
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    NO
Costs
  • Undergraduate
    $7,460
    In State
    $19,340
    Out of State
  • Graduate
    $6,738
    In State
    $15,666
    Out of State
  • Textbooks
    $1,854
  • GI Bill Textbook Coverage
    - $1000
  • Total Cost to Student Veteran
    $ 854
Student Population
  • Student Count
    29,398
    Undergraduate
    5,089
    Graduate
    1,548
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    44.3%
    Population
  • Female
    55.7%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    No Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    Public
  • Setting
    Urban
  • Accreditation Type
    Regional
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    Semesters
  • Online Undergraduate
    Yes
  • Online Graduate
    Yes
Average Scores
  • Avg. Accepted
    565
    SAT Math
    545
    SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
    25
    ACT
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