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SAC Tuition & Cost

Santa Ana, California

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In State California Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Santa Ana College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,126
Other Fees$76
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $19,302
Other Expenses Budget$4,762

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Santa Ana College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,126
Other Fees$76
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $19,302
Other Expenses Budget$4,762

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Santa Ana College for undergraduate students residing in California is $1,104. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,126 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $76 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $4,762 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Santa Ana College full time should expect a total annual cost of $26,370.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Santa Ana College is $8,712 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $1,126 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $76. Students are advised to budget $4,762 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $33,978. This figure is 28.9% 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.

Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Santa Ana College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,658 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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$3,975
$30,001 to $48,000$4,905
$48,001 to $75,000$6,877
$75,001 to $110,000$8,516

Financial Aid

90% of full-time undergrad Santa Ana 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 $5,199 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 $4,572.

Finanical Aid Santa Ana College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,199 90%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $922 2%
Pell Grants $4,676 57%
Other Federal Grants $315 28%
State and Local Grants $2,101 90%
Federal Student Loans $4,572 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 Santa Ana College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $10,434. The loan balance of $10,434 is a two year multiple of the $5,217 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 $111 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 $10,434
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $110.62
Total Interest Paid $2,840.13
Sum of All Loan Payments $13,274.13

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price

Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $26,370 $33,978
2 $28,216 $36,356

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Santa Ana College to be $52,740 - 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 Santa Ana College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
California Residents $46 $138 $184
Out of State Residents $363 $1,089 $1,452

Estimated cost for a class at Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Santa Ana 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=121619 IPEDS survey data for Santa Ana College.