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Pasadena City College Tuition & Cost

Pasadena, California

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In State California Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Pasadena City College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,080
Other Fees$108
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $16,580
Other Expenses Budget$4,642

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Pasadena City College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,080
Other Fees$108
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $16,580
Other Expenses Budget$4,642

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Pasadena City College for undergraduate students residing in California is $1,104. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,080 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $108 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $4,642 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Pasadena City College full time should expect a total annual cost of $23,514.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Pasadena City College is $7,368 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $1,080 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $108. Students are advised to budget $4,642 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $29,778. This figure is 26.6% higher than what California residents pay.

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

The average reported annual net price for Pasadena City College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $5,465 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Pasadena City College, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income Pasadena City College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$3,153
$30,001 to $48,000$3,594
$48,001 to $75,000$6,126
$75,001 to $110,000$7,195

Financial Aid

79% of full-time undergrad Pasadena City 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 $5,265 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 0% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,064.

Finanical Aid Pasadena City College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,265 79%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $827 3%
Pell Grants $5,219 48%
Other Federal Grants $297 22%
State and Local Grants $2,008 78%
Federal Student Loans $5,064 0%
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 Pasadena City College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $10,978. The loan balance of $10,978 is a two year multiple of the $5,489 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 $116 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $10,978
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $116.39
Total Interest Paid $2,988.21
Sum of All Loan Payments $13,966.21

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price

Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $23,514 $29,778
2 $25,160 $31,862

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Pasadena City College to be $47,028 - 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 Pasadena City College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
California Residents $46 $138 $184
Out of State Residents $312 $936 $1,248

Estimated cost for a class at Pasadena City 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 Pasadena City College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Pasadena City 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=121044 IPEDS survey data for Pasadena City College.