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Merritt College Tuition & Cost

Oakland, California

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State California Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Merritt College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,724
Other Fees$63
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $22,066
Other Expenses Budget$6,789
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Merritt College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,724
Other Fees$63
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $22,066
Other Expenses Budget$6,789

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $31,746 to attend Merritt College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $1,104 for tuition, $1,724 for books and supplies and $63 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $39,114 which is 23.2% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $8,472 while books and supplies are $1,724 and other fees come in at $63.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Merritt College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,760
$30,001 to $48,000$13,599
$48,001 to $75,000$16,303
$75,001 to $110,000$16,953

The average reported annual net price for Merritt College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $14,525 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

69% of full-time undergrad Merritt 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 $4,160 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 $4,914.

Finanical Aid Merritt College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,160 69%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $0 0%
Pell Grants $4,086 44%
Other Federal Grants $484 31%
State and Local Grants $1,341 68%
Federal Student Loans $4,914 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 Merritt College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $22,244. The loan balance of $22,244 is a two year multiple of the $11,122 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 $212 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 $22,244
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $212.23
Total Interest Paid $3,223.88
Sum of All Loan Payments $25,467.88

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $31,746 $39,114
2 $33,968 $41,852

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Merritt College to be $63,492 - 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 Merritt College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
California Residents $46 $138 $184
Out of State Residents $353 $1,059 $1,412

Estimated cost for a class at Merritt 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 Merritt College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Merritt College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=118772 IPEDS survey data for Merritt College.