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Saddleback College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$15,610 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$1,288 tuition
$12,492 off campus room & board
$1,792 books and supplies
$38 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$22,050 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,728 tuition
$12,492 off campus room & board
$1,792 books and supplies
$38 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,488 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
43% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($4,901 avg)
41% get state aid ($1,487 avg)
1% get institn'l aid ($1,488 avg)
3% get loans ($4,482 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 22.0% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 19.1% 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

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $4,248 42%
Federal Grant Aid $4,901 24%
Pell Grants $4,746 24%
Other Federal Grants $749 5%
Institution Grant Aid $1,488 1%
State Grant Aid $1,487 41%
Student Loans $4,482 3%
Federal Loans $4,482 3%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: June 30
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
28000 Marguerite Pky
Mission Viejo, CA 92692-3635
(949) 582-4500
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $46
Out of State $276


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Sep - Irvine, CA
  • I am a current student here

    If you are a pre-dental, pre-medical, nursing, health care...just keep in mind that this school has excellent science programs.

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  • 5
  • Anita from Laguna Niguel, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Saddleback is very much worth the money. Most students transfer out quickly and go to very highly rated universities. The campus is clean and well laid out and the location is one of the best in the county. As long as you do your work, talk to your counselor often, and stay on track, you'll graduate within two years.

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  • 5
  • Candace from San Clemente, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Saddleback is an excellent option to save money while completing your general education. The price per unit is not too steep and they offer financial aid for their students as well. In addition, they offer work study programs on campus too!

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  • 4
  • Nika from Laguna Niguel, CA
  • I am a current student here

    This is a great school! It is extremely cheap, one of the cheapest community colleges in California (OCC is about 15$ more per credit which really does add up). Of course Community Colleges are known for being fairly cheap, and Saddleback is no exception. Saddleback offers great schooling at near free tuition costs. The library also rents out the textbooks to students who need help with buying books, however you can only keep the book for a few hours in the library. If school is a monetary issue, definitely apply for Financial Aid, if approved most everything will be covered and you will get your education for almost free. Without FAFSA, this school still has a great bang for the buck great great classes, for a way lower fee than other four year universities. The intro classes that you take will be of the same quality as classes from other universities.

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  • 4
  • Joshue from Laguna Hills, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I would say that I definitely feel like I go my money's worth by investing on my education at this college. none of my classes were overly full. The Professors are all generally friendly and eager to assist students. The Counseling department is resourceful and willing to help students with academic and personal issues.

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