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Santa Barbara City College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$15,004 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$1,288 tuition
$11,950 off campus room & board
$1,680 books and supplies
$86 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$21,956 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,240 tuition
$11,950 off campus room & board
$1,680 books and supplies
$86 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,054 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
46% of students receive aid
25% get federal aid ($4,512 avg)
37% get state aid ($1,639 avg)
12% get institn'l aid ($1,054 avg)
13% get loans ($5,018 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 5.16% 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 $4,445 42%
Federal Grant Aid $4,512 25%
Pell Grants $4,444 25%
Other Federal Grants $427 5%
Institution Grant Aid $1,054 12%
State Grant Aid $1,639 37%
Student Loans $5,018 13%
Federal Loans $5,018 13%
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 $266


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Michael from Carpinteria, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Three sentences bang for the buck. Little more to know is what life of education will you choose. `Be ready or stay stuck trying.

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  • 4
  • Ethan from Anthem, AZ
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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