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Sierra College Tuition & Cost

Rocklin, California

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State California Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Sierra College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,792
Other Fees$52
Room and Board $7,600
Other Expenses Budget$3,096

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Sierra College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,792
Other Fees$52
Room and Board $7,600
Other Expenses Budget$3,096

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Sierra College for undergraduate students residing in California is $1,104. Room and board charges total $7,600 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,792 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $52 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,096 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Sierra College full time should expect a total annual cost of $13,644.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Sierra College is $7,848 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $7,600 for room and board, $1,792 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $52. Students are advised to budget $3,096 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $20,388. This figure is 49.4% 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 Sierra College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,279 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 Sierra 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 Sierra College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$3,206
$30,001 to $48,000$3,721
$48,001 to $75,000$6,666
$75,001 to $110,000$8,552

Financial Aid

89% of full-time undergrad Sierra 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 $3,628 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 2% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,880.

Finanical Aid Sierra College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $3,628 89%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $378 3%
Pell Grants $4,982 35%
Other Federal Grants $495 9%
State and Local Grants $1,621 89%
Federal Student Loans $5,880 2%
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 Sierra College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $17,854. The loan balance of $17,854 is a two year multiple of the $8,927 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 $189 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 $17,854
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $189.28
Total Interest Paid $4,859.85
Sum of All Loan Payments $22,713.85

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price

Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $13,644 $20,388
2 $14,599 $21,815

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Sierra College to be $27,288 - 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 Sierra College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
California Residents $46 $138 $184
Out of State Residents $327 $981 $1,308

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Sierra 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=123341 IPEDS survey data for Sierra College.