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College of Alameda Tuition & Cost

Alameda, California

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State California Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for College of Alameda
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,971
Other Fees$153
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $15,084
Other Expenses Budget$7,038
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for College of Alameda
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,971
Other Fees$153
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $15,084
Other Expenses Budget$7,038

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $25,350 to attend College of Alameda on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $1,104 for tuition, $1,971 for books and supplies and $153 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $31,542 which is 24.4% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $7,296 while books and supplies are $1,971 and other fees come in at $153.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend College of Alameda when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income College of Alameda
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$9,619
$30,001 to $48,000$12,889
$48,001 to $75,000n/a
$75,001 to $110,000n/a

The average reported annual net price for College of Alameda for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $7,869 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

68% of full-time undergrad College of Alameda received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $5,521 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 1% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,250.

Finanical Aid College of Alameda
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,521 68%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $0 0%
Pell Grants $4,545 50%
Other Federal Grants $538 25%
State and Local Grants $2,055 64%
Federal Student Loans $5,250 1%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to College of Alameda, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $14,624. The loan balance of $14,624 is a two year multiple of the $7,312 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $140 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $14,624
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $139.53
Total Interest Paid $2,119.49
Sum of All Loan Payments $16,743.49

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $25,350 $31,542
2 $27,124 $33,750

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at College of Alameda to be $50,700 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 2 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at College of Alameda
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
California Residents $46 $138 $184
Out of State Residents $311 $933 $1,244

Estimated cost for a class at College of Alameda based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at College of Alameda versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

College of Alameda Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=108667 IPEDS survey data for College of Alameda.