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Saint Mary's College of California Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$55,215 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,740 tuition
$13,660 on campus room & board
$1,665 books and supplies
$150 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$55,215 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,740 tuition
$13,660 on campus room & board
$1,665 books and supplies
$150 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$19,658 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
91% of students receive aid
25% get federal aid ($4,657 avg)
25% get state aid ($8,480 avg)
89% get institn'l aid ($19,658 avg)
67% get loans ($9,163 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.03% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.03% 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 $23,301 89%
Federal Grant Aid $4,657 25%
Pell Grants $4,191 25%
Other Federal Grants $658 17%
Institution Grant Aid $19,658 89%
State Grant Aid $8,480 25%
Student Loans $9,163 67%
Federal Loans $5,872 65%
Other Loans $17,860 13%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Saint Mary's College of California offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1928 Saint Marys Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,421
Out of State $1,421


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Alec from Santa Maria, CA
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Its mostly worth i . We get a lot out the education But would like to see more being sent into builidings and students account .

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  • 5
  • Martha from Dinuba, CA
  • Jul-03-2014 I am a current student here

    The education is great (plus, the business school is among the top-ten returns on investment), and SMC makes sure to offer free things to students. For instance, the Residence Hall Association had a Hunger Games competition/scavenger hunt to give 100 students free tickets to the Hunger Games: Catching Fire premier. My friends and I got to go, so we dressed up as Capitol people and had a blast with our fellow students. SMC has also offered such amazing free activities such as High Tea at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, tickets to a Warriors v. Cavaliers basketball game, and many more.

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  • Michael
  • Feb-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Probably a little overpriced, but there are high qualtity professors, most have at least a masters degree in selected field. A new recreactional center is in progress of being built and will be finished by Spring 2015 and that will be very very nice to have

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  • Danielle from Davis, CA
  • Feb-02-2014 I am a current student here

    While it does seem costly to attend, I strongly suggest you apply here. Saint Marys does everything in its power to help you get financial aid through scholarships they will sponsor, loans, and financial planning. The Career center is a great resource for students who want help planning their career or internships which I highly recommend you use. Overall, every penny you put towards educating yourself is returned twice fold with the skills you gain to help you for the rest of your life.

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