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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$54,513 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$40,572 tuition
$12,276 on campus room & board
$1,665 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$54,513 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$40,572 tuition
$12,276 on campus room & board
$1,665 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$16,883 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
88% of students receive aid
16% get federal aid ($5,520 avg)
15% get state aid ($9,119 avg)
87% get institn'l aid ($16,883 avg)
46% get loans ($6,471 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.07% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.12% 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

$21,956,414
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $19,396 87%
Federal Grant Aid $5,520 16%
Pell Grants $4,201 16%
Other Federal Grants $1,373 15%
Institution Grant Aid $16,883 87%
State Grant Aid $9,119 15%
Student Loans $6,471 46%
Federal Loans $5,306 46%
Other Loans $18,263 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Santa Clara University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
(408) 554-4000
http://www.scu.edu/financialaid/
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,127
Out of State $1,127

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Alex from San Diego, CA
  • Mar-28-2013 I am a current student here

    It is an expensive college to attend, but very worth it and the connections are awesome. SCU is right in the middle of the Silicon Valley, where there are many jobs.

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  • 5
  • Brendan from Danville, CA
  • Jan-22-2013 I am a current student here

    Despite the high costs of college these days, you truly do receive everything you need for the money you pay at Santa Clara. If financial troubles worry you, Santa Clara will definitely go out of its way to help you with regards to paying for college.

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  • 4
  • TJ
  • Jan-14-2013 I am a current student here

    Santa Clara is a pretty pricey school with costs of upward of 50 grand to attend. However they are very generous with their scholarships making sure that everyone who needs aid gets it. That being said Santa Clara is a great value because the majority of its students find a job in their field of study or move onto graduate school.

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  • 5
  • Icy from Hayward, CA
  • Oct-08-2012 I am a current student here

    SCU just plain rocks. They give you an equal balance of education and fun, and the retention rate here is fantastic. Being right in the middle of all the action in the Silicon Valley also lays out great opportunities for internships.

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