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Cuesta College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$13,857 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$1,196 tuition
$10,962 off campus room & board
$1,665 books
$34 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$19,031 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,370 tuition
$10,962 off campus room & board
$1,665 books
$34 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$569 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
52% of students receive aid
26% get federal aid ($4,336 avg)
48% get state aid ($1,173 avg)
1% get institn'l aid ($569 avg)
9% get loans ($4,963 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 17.3% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 13.1% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

$1,836,447
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $3,472 49%
Federal Grant Aid $4,336 26%
Pell Grants $4,283 26%
Other Federal Grants $392 3%
Institution Grant Aid $569 1%
State Grant Aid $1,173 48%
Student Loans $4,963 9%
Federal Loans $4,963 9%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 2
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106
80554631003946
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Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $46
Out of State $245

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Julia from Woodland Hills, CA
  • Apr-24-2014 I am a current student here

    The thing I really have enjoyed about Cuesta is having the same people in my classes the past three years. As a recreation major, the recreation program is all run by one professor. So she teaches all of the classes and the people who have majored in recreation have become extremely close friends and most of us are transferring to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo together, which I think can be said for a lot of the programs at Cuesta.

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  • 5
  • Leah from Grover Beach, CA
  • Feb-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Even with the increasing tuition costs, the level of attention students get from their instructors is well worth it. Most professors have PhDs and are actively working in the field they're teaching, so classes are lively and full of spirit for the subject. I'd be willing to bet that the level of academic excellence is comparable to any university out there.

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  • 5
  • Brigitte from Los Osos, CA
  • Jul-04-2013 I am a current student here

    Price follows the cost for all community colleges - can't complain without blaming the state for any cost increases.

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  • 4
  • Student from California
  • Dec-27-2012 I am a current student here

    Most people get the class fee waived which saves around $1,000 every year, and that is a HUGE help. It is still pretty expensive having to buy your books, and especially living in San Luis, but nothing compared to a university.

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  • 3
  • Kamrnn from Rocklin, CA
  • Oct-25-2012 I am a current student here

    Stenner Glen is probably the best place to live as a freshman. You are in the middle of everything. Walking distance to cal poly, food, grocery store, gas stations, parks, cuesta is only 5miles away and its off of santa Rosa which turns into highway 1. It is pretty fantastic if you ask me.

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