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Santa Monica College Tuition & Costs

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$14,388 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$1,140 tuition
$11,556 off campus room & board
$1,656 books and supplies
$36 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$20,808 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,560 tuition
$11,556 off campus room & board
$1,656 books and supplies
$36 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 22.6% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 12.8% 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 $4,524 57%
Federal Grant Aid $4,359 42%
Pell Grants $4,237 42%
Other Federal Grants $172 30%
Institution Grant Aid - 0%
State Grant Aid $1,337 54%
Student Loans $4,129 3%
Federal Loans $3,749 2%
Other Loans $10,400 0%

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Financial Aid Contact Info
1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628
(310) 434-4000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $46
Out of State $315


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • ayma
  • Jun-27-2016 I am a past student here

    if you're looking to save money before you go to a university come to smc. great professors with small class sizes. if you need letter of recs. just remember to create a strong network with them, especially if it's a professor in your field of study.

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  • Amanda from Los Angeles, CA
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    If you speak with the right counselor and take the right professors, it can be a great school. However, the chances of getting to choose all your desired classes can often seem slim to none. The location is one of the safest out of all the other community colleges in the greater Los Angeles area. That being said, a school should be able to offer enough classes, but the process of completing school can often be prolonged due to over-crowding of classes.

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