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Santa Monica College Cost

Net Price

Net Price
$7,016/ year
National
$15,523
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,919/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,685/ year
  • $49-75k
    $7,889/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,983/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,365/ year

Net price is the average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Sticker Price

In-State Tuition
$1,142/ year
Out-of-State Tuition
$8,078/ year
Average Housing Costs
Average Meal Plan Cost
Books & Supplies
$1,656/ year
Tuition Guarantee Plan
No
Tuition Payment Plan
No
Prepaid Tuition Plan
No

Loans

Students Taking Out Loans
2%
Average Loan Amount
$4,716/ year
National
$6,768

Financial Aid

Any Financial Aid
51%
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,886/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Aid
  • Federal Grant Aid
    35%
  • State Grant Aid
    49%
  • Institution Grant Aid
    0%
  • Pell Grant
    35%
Average Aid Awarded
  • Federal Grant Aid
    $4,497
  • State Grant Aid
    $1,728
  • Institution Grant Aid
  • Pell Grant Amount
    $4,388
Poll
Which statement best describes your financial aid experience at this school?
Based on 223 responses
  • It went smoothly, and I received the financial aid I needed.
    33%
  • The process was a hassle, but I received the financial aid I needed.
    12%
  • It was an absolute headache, and it took multiple attempts to receive any aid.
    6%
  • It is an ongoing process that I am still dealing with.
    22%
  • I did not apply for financial aid.
    27%

Overall Value

Value
C
Based on average net price, earnings potential, student and alumni reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
67%
of students feel like they are getting their money's worth out of their program.101 responses
Graduation Rate
30%
National
49%
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