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Pasadena City College Tuition & Cost

Pasadena, California

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How much does it cost to attend?

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

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $23,514 to attend Pasadena City College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $1,104 for tuition, $1,080 for books and supplies and $108 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $29,778 which is 26.6% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $7,368 while books and supplies are $1,080 and other fees come in at $108.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Pasadena City 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 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

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

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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 $105 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 $10,978
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $104.74
Total Interest Paid $1,591.07
Sum of All Loan Payments $12,569.07

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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=121044 IPEDS survey data for Pasadena City College.