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Saint Mary's College of California Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$53,386 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$38,300 tuition
$13,270 on campus room & board
$1,666 books
$150 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$53,386 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$38,300 tuition
$13,270 on campus room & board
$1,666 books
$150 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$18,826 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
87% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($4,671 avg)
20% get state aid ($9,104 avg)
78% get institn'l aid ($18,826 avg)
66% get loans ($7,840 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.28% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.28% 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 $21,151 83%
Federal Grant Aid $4,671 24%
Pell Grants $4,307 24%
Other Federal Grants $469 19%
Institution Grant Aid $18,826 78%
State Grant Aid $9,104 20%
Student Loans $7,840 66%
Federal Loans $5,692 66%
Other Loans $19,935 7%

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 $1,369
Out of State $1,369


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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