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Vanguard University of Southern California Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$38,865 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,500 tuition
$8,700 on campus room & board
$1,665 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$38,865 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,500 tuition
$8,700 on campus room & board
$1,665 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$14,247 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
45% get federal aid ($4,442 avg)
34% get state aid ($8,394 avg)
99% get institn'l aid ($14,247 avg)
78% get loans ($6,638 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.84% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.84% 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 $19,114 99%
Federal Grant Aid $4,442 45%
Pell Grants $4,098 45%
Other Federal Grants $745 21%
Institution Grant Aid $14,247 99%
State Grant Aid $8,394 34%
Student Loans $6,638 78%
Federal Loans $5,974 78%
Other Loans $10,262 5%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 2
Financial aid deadline: March 2
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Vanguard University of Southern California offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
55 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-3610
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,188
Out of State $1,188


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Amy from Cypress, CA
  • Jan-09-2015 I am a current student here

    I think the education I am receiving at VU is worth more than the price tag. I'm building relationships and mentorships that I wouldn't have access to otherwise (especially at a public university - I've done community colleges and went to UCSB for a year).

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  • 4
  • Kristina from Kingsburg, CA
  • Oct-26-2013 I am a current student here

    It is very expensive but well worth it because professors will help you find jobs and internships. They also love to give out scholarships.

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  • 4
  • Meagan from Huntington Beach, CA
  • Sep-04-2013 I am a current student here

    The school is expensive - it is a private university. I feel that the cost is really worth it to have small class sizes and teachers that are invested in making sure you learn.

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  • 3
  • Robin from Mountain View, CA
  • Aug-05-2013 I am a current student here

    Private schools are pricey but the experiences you come away with are priceless. I have friendships that are worth what I have in student loan debt because they are amazing people and lifelong friends.

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