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Saddleback College Tuition & Cost

Mission Viejo, California

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State California Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Saddleback College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,080
Other Fees$42
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $16,676
Other Expenses Budget$4,642
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Saddleback College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,080
Other Fees$42
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $16,676
Other Expenses Budget$4,642

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $23,728 to attend Saddleback College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $1,288 for tuition, $1,080 for books and supplies and $42 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $31,792 which is 34% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $9,352 while books and supplies are $1,080 and other fees come in at $42.

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 Saddleback 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 Saddleback College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$4,091
$30,001 to $48,000$5,910
$48,001 to $75,000$8,081
$75,001 to $110,000$10,888

The average reported annual net price for Saddleback College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $7,867 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

46% of full-time undergrad Saddleback 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 $4,820 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 $5,106.

Finanical Aid Saddleback College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,820 46%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,036 1%
Pell Grants $5,359 23%
Other Federal Grants $632 5%
State and Local Grants $2,046 45%
Federal Student Loans $5,106 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 Saddleback College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $25,524. The loan balance of $25,524 is a two year multiple of the $12,762 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 $244 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 $25,524
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $243.53
Total Interest Paid $3,699.25
Sum of All Loan Payments $29,223.25

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $23,728 $31,792
2 $25,389 $34,017

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Saddleback College to be $47,456 - 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 Saddleback College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
California Residents $46 $138 $184
Out of State Residents $334 $1,002 $1,336

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Saddleback 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=122205 IPEDS survey data for Saddleback College.