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Santa Clara University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$66,199 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$49,233 tuition
$14,487 on campus room & board
$1,854 books and supplies
$625 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)

$63,452 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$47,111 tuition
$14,487 on campus room & board
$1,854 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$16,581 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
84% of students receive aid
12% get federal aid ($4,690 avg)
11% get state aid ($9,099 avg)
82% get institn'l aid ($16,581 avg)
41% get loans ($6,777 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.28% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 1.33% 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 $18,470 82%
Federal Grant Aid $4,690 12%
Pell Grants $4,277 12%
Other Federal Grants $2,193 3%
Institution Grant Aid $16,581 82%
State Grant Aid $9,099 11%
Student Loans $6,777 41%
Federal Loans $5,189 40%
Other Loans $20,893 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Santa Clara University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
(408) 554-4000


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Emily from Sammamish, WA
  • Feb-11-2015 I am a current student here

    It's expensive. Without any financial aid, it's probably not worth it. With financial aid, it's a great investment.

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  • Logan from CA
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The only reason I gave four stars and not five is because Santa Clara is a very expensive university. However, for schools in a comparable price range Santa Clara is unmatched in location and job opportunities for students and graduates.

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  • 4
  • Alex from San Diego, CA
  • Mar-28-2013 I am a current student here

    It is an expensive college to attend, but very worth it and the connections are awesome. SCU is right in the middle of the Silicon Valley, where there are many jobs.

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  • 5
  • Brendan from Danville, CA
  • Jan-22-2013 I am a current student here

    Despite the high costs of college these days, you truly do receive everything you need for the money you pay at Santa Clara. If financial troubles worry you, Santa Clara will definitely go out of its way to help you with regards to paying for college.

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