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Santa Barbara City College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$14,002 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$1,288 tuition
$10,962 off campus room & board
$1,666 books
$86 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$19,882 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,168 tuition
$10,962 off campus room & board
$1,666 books
$86 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$852 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
34% of students receive aid
27% get federal aid ($4,171 avg)
8% get state aid ($1,016 avg)
5% get institn'l aid ($852 avg)
14% get loans ($5,131 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 28.7% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 7.00% 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 $4,320 29%
Federal Grant Aid $4,171 27%
Pell Grants $4,116 27%
Other Federal Grants $442 3%
Institution Grant Aid $852 5%
State Grant Aid $1,016 8%
Student Loans $5,131 14%
Federal Loans $5,131 14%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

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Financial Aid Contact Info
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394
(805) 965-0581
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $46
Out of State $210


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Ethan from Anthem, AZ
  • Sep-25-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Definitely a huge savings over USCB, so for out of state, it would be about the same as ASU to go here, but about 1/3 the price of USCB, but at least it cuts 2 years off of the UCSB tuition.

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  • 5
  • Daisey from Goleta, CA
  • Mar-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Financial Aid is extremely helpful when it comes to paying for school. Each semester there are different workshops to assist students in getting financial aid for school. It isn't cheap to go to school. Every semester is getting pricier and the school understands the struggle that current students face. Programs have been created especially to assist students of all ages, ethnicity as well as family backgrounds to compete their academic goals.

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  • 4
  • Stefanie from Jefferson City, MO
  • Feb-22-2014 I am a current student here

    I am paying quite a bit for out of state tuition however for the most part the college is worth the money (not including the out of state tuition though).

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