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DVC Tuition & Cost

Pleasant Hill, California

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State California Resident Sticker Price
$23,642
In State Costs for Diablo Valley College
Fee Cost
Tuition$1,288
Books and Supplies$1,972
Other Fees$24
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $15,084
Other Expenses Budget$5,274
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$30,894
Out of State Costs for Diablo Valley College
Fee Cost
Tuition$8,540
Books and Supplies$1,972
Other Fees$24
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $15,084
Other Expenses Budget$5,274

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $23,642 to attend Diablo Valley College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $1,288 for tuition, $1,972 for books and supplies and $24 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $30,894 which is 30.7% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $8,540 while books and supplies are $1,972 and other fees come in at $24.

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 Diablo Valley College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$7,311
Net Price by Income Diablo Valley College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$4,227
$30,001 to $48,000$4,968
$48,001 to $75,000$8,718
$75,001 to $110,000$8,817
$110,000+$11,206

The average reported annual net price for Diablo Valley College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $7,311 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

44% of full-time undergrad Diablo Valley College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $4,351 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 $4,603.

Finanical Aid Diablo Valley College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,351 44%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $400 0%
Pell Grants $4,981 21%
Other Federal Grants $470 6%
State and Local Grants $1,900 43%
Federal Student Loans $4,603 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 Diablo Valley College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $19,332. The loan balance of $19,332 is a two year multiple of the $9,666 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 $184 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 $19,332
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $184.45
Total Interest Paid $2,801.83
Sum of All Loan Payments $22,133.83

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$47,284
Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $23,642 $30,894
2 $25,297 $33,057

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Diablo Valley College to be $47,284 - 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 Diablo Valley College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
California Residents $46 $138 $184
Out of State Residents $305 $915 $1,220

Estimated cost for a class at Diablo Valley College 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 Diablo Valley College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Diablo Valley College 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=113634 IPEDS survey data for Diablo Valley College.