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San Jose City College Tuition & Cost

San Jose, California

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State California Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for San Jose City College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,725
Other Fees$78
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $18,126
Other Expenses Budget$5,355
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for San Jose City College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,725
Other Fees$78
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $18,126
Other Expenses Budget$5,355

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $27,572 to attend San Jose City College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $1,288 for tuition, $2,725 for books and supplies and $78 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $35,692 which is 29.5% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $9,408 while books and supplies are $2,725 and other fees come in at $78.

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 San Jose 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 San Jose City College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$13,704
$30,001 to $48,000$13,695
$48,001 to $75,000$16,737
$75,001 to $110,000$19,129

The average reported annual net price for San Jose City College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,997 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

70% of full-time undergrad San Jose 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 $4,428 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 $5,717.

Finanical Aid San Jose City College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,428 70%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $636 9%
Pell Grants $4,972 36%
Other Federal Grants $526 20%
State and Local Grants $1,704 67%
Federal Student Loans $5,717 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 San Jose City College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $22,326. The loan balance of $22,326 is a two year multiple of the $11,163 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 $213 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 $22,326
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $213.01
Total Interest Paid $3,235.76
Sum of All Loan Payments $25,561.76

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $27,572 $35,692
2 $29,502 $38,190

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at San Jose City College to be $55,144 - 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 San Jose City College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
California Residents $46 $138 $184
Out of State Residents $336 $1,008 $1,344

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

San Jose City College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122746 IPEDS survey data for San Jose City College.