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SBCC Tuition & Cost

Santa Barbara, California

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State California Resident Sticker Price
$18,004
In State Costs for Santa Barbara City College
Fee Cost
Tuition$1,288
Books and Supplies$1,680
Other Fees$86
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $11,950
Other Expenses Budget$3,000
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$24,956
Out of State Costs for Santa Barbara City College
Fee Cost
Tuition$8,240
Books and Supplies$1,680
Other Fees$86
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $11,950
Other Expenses Budget$3,000

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $18,004 to attend Santa Barbara City College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $1,288 for tuition, $1,680 for books and supplies and $86 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $24,956 which is 38.6% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $8,240 while books and supplies are $1,680 and other fees come in at $86.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Santa Barbara City College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$11,082
Net Price by Income Santa Barbara City College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,469
$30,001 to $48,000$7,956
$48,001 to $75,000$8,231
$75,001 to $110,000$8,352
$110,000+$10,368

The average reported annual net price for Santa Barbara City College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $11,082 in 2017/2018. 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

Finanical Aid Santa Barbara City College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $4,553 37%
Pell Grant $4,466 21%
Federal Student Loan $5,419 10%

The average reported annual net price for Santa Barbara City College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $11,082 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Santa Barbara City College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $21,264. The loan balance of $21,264 is a two year multiple of the $10,632 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 $221 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 4.529%.

Example Loan $21,264
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $220.67
Total Interest Paid $5,216.89
Sum of All Loan Payments $26,480.89

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$36,008
Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $18,004 $24,956
2 $19,264 $26,703

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Santa Barbara City College to be $36,008 - 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 Barbara City College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
California Residents $46 $138 $184
Out of State Residents $266 $798 $1,064

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Santa Barbara 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=122889 IPEDS survey data for Santa Barbara City College.