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Porterville College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$15,605 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$1,288 tuition
$12,492 off campus room & board
$1,791 books and supplies
$34 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$22,101 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,196 tuition
$12,492 off campus room & board
$1,791 books and supplies
$622 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$662 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
84% of students receive aid
73% get federal aid ($4,731 avg)
74% get state aid ($2,349 avg)
10% get institn'l aid ($662 avg)
0% get loans (N/A avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.00% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.97% 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

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $6,221 84%
Federal Grant Aid $4,731 73%
Pell Grants $4,669 73%
Other Federal Grants $389 12%
Institution Grant Aid $662 10%
State Grant Aid $2,349 74%
Student Loans - 0%
Federal Loans - 0%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
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
100 E College Ave
Porterville, CA 93257
(559) 791-2200
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $46
Out of State $257


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Mayra from Tulare, CA
  • Jul-10-2012 I am a past student here

    Its a pretty cheap school to attend, and the Financial Aid department is really great about helping people find funds.

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  • 4
  • Joshua from Porterville, CA
  • Jun-03-2012 I am a current student here

    The school is priced decently and with the help of financial aid makes it easier for students. Books are always the expensive part of school but the school has their own library with books available for students.

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  • 5
  • Hector from Porterville, CA
  • May-31-2012 I am a current student here

    Save, save, and save for future school expenses. My highest expenses are books. I look for the discounted book rentals. I am so glad they started the renting of books vs having to always buy them at a higher price. I have found great prices at

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  • 4
  • Linda from Porterville, CA
  • May-09-2012 I am a current student here

    If you like the idea of having one-on-one interaction with your Professor, then this is a great place to be. Most of them are more than willing to help a student learn.

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