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Southwestern College - California Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$14,312 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$1,288 tuition
$11,268 off campus room & board
$1,710 books and supplies
$46 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$18,344 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,320 tuition
$11,268 off campus room & board
$1,710 books and supplies
$46 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$339 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
76% of students receive aid
51% get federal aid ($4,561 avg)
74% get state aid ($1,512 avg)
1% get institn'l aid ($339 avg)
2% get loans ($3,247 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Tuition has dropped recently, and we are not sure what it will do next. We decided to play it safe and make our projections equal to our most recent year of data.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $4,612 75%
Federal Grant Aid $4,561 51%
Pell Grants $4,506 51%
Other Federal Grants $482 6%
Institution Grant Aid $339 1%
State Grant Aid $1,512 74%
Student Loans $3,247 2%
Federal Loans $3,247 2%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: August 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910-7299
(619) 421-6700
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $46
Out of State $236


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • maricela from chula vista, ca
  • Apr-18-2016 I am a past student here

    very affordable school they offer plenty of resources and scholarships to lower the tuition price. definitely worth the price.

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  • 5
  • Californian in TX
  • Jun-09-2015 I am a past student here

    Definitely a wonderful experience in and of itself, but it also has great transfer agreements with CA universities. I highly recommend stepping your way into the university by taking care of your lower divisions and core curriculums while getting your Associate's Degree at an amazing college such as this one.

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  • 5
  • Kasey from Chula Vista, CA
  • Oct-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Being a community college unit prices and tuition are much lower than they would be at a four year university.

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  • 5
  • Andrea from Chula Vista, CA
  • Dec-05-2013 I am a current student here

    you will really like the school, it has a very nice environment and there are many fun activities that are transferable to universities, you could learn how to play an instrument, join the school orchestra. You could join a sport, of participate in the school plays which have also live music from the school bands and orchestra. This is a really nice and diverse school, I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys learning.

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