Credential Program Cost and Fees

The cost of attending a credential program at Sonoma State University can vary depending on state legislated university fees and credentialing requirements established by the state of California. Below is a link to the University website where you can find general fee and cost of attendance information. We have also listed possible credential program fees that you would need to budget for in addition to regular fee, books, transportation, etc. expenses.

For general information visit Student Charges and Fees.

Fees Specific to Credential Programs at SSU

The table below lists some of the expenses you will most likely incur when completing a credential program at SSU.

Please Note: These are only estimates; fees incurred by students may be more or less than what has been listed here, depending on the type of credential being pursued; please email the credentials office at credentials.office@sonoma.edu with questions about the information listed here.

Description

Fee Amount

University Application Fee (Cal State Apply)

$70

Basic Skills

*CBEST EXAM

CSET: Writing Skills (for Multiple Subject and Special Ed. credential programs only)

 

$41.00 (paper-based) / $102 (computer-based)

$63

Subject Matter Exam(s)

$297.00 (approx. depending on exam)

RICA EXAM*

*Applicable to all multiple Subject and some Special Education candidates only

$171.00

edTPA/CalTPA

Teacher Performance Assessment

$300

plus $100 per rubric for remediation

Fingerprinting Fee

$75.00-120.00 (approx.)

Certificate of Clearance Fee

$52.50

Credential Filing Fee

$25.00

Credential Processing Fee

$50.00-102.50


Financial Aid

Scholarship Office

TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who meet the eligibility criteria and agree to teach for four years at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families. Open to Hutchins: Blended students, Early Childhood Education, Multiple Subject credential candidates, Single Subject: Math, Science, English & Spanish, and Special Education credential candidates. For more information email the Financial Aid office at finaid@sonoma.edu or call 707-664-2389.