American River College
Sacramento, CA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$5,419
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$5,343
$30k - $48k
$5,732
$48k - $75k
$7,712
$75k - $110k
$10,626
$110k+
$13,611
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$1,104
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$8,712
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,854
Tuition Payment Plan
No
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Financial Aid Email: info@arc.losrios.edu

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
24%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,674
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
24%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,618
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,275
Students receiving state aid
72%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,785
Students receiving federal aid
45%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,618

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
3%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,076
Students receiving federal loans
3%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,006
Average Other Loans Per Year
$7,500
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$6,083
Loan Default Rate
19%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$138

What Students Are Saying

3.18 Average Rating
Since this school is a Community College you are not paying through the noses to attend here. And it is pay per unit instead of pay per semester so it works out for many who have to work they can take night classes. But I would say as a whole I think that American River College has great programs and is one of the best in the area for what you have to pay to get in.
Nathaniel from Dixon, CA
Community college is a good option to take classes to transfer to a bigger university after 2 years.
Vrushali from Sacramento, CA
Hek yes! A great education for less! In the music department we keep up competition with universities all around the nation. We even created a college magazine that is nationally known!

check it out!
http://web.arc.losrios.edu/~artnm/arr.htm

We've produced CD's!
check it out!
http://ic.arc.losrios.edu/~vocaljazz/

Many of the sports programs are in top shape! The American River College Volleyball team has risen from being the most defeated team in their league to being one of the top community college sports teams in the state of California!!

Jessica from Sacramento, CA
I wish the campus was smoke free campus, because the campus is too small and we only have some small places to hang out and smokers ruin it.
Financial aid pays for everything even classes with a little to pay for books, unless your a full-time student then summer school isnt. However, the classes are covered but you dont get any money.
Haley from Elverta, CA
Definitely a money saver! And you're still getting a college education. Some students spend four or more years at a university taking out $10,000+ worth of loans a school year. Most students enter college not knowing where their career path is headed and waste their freshman year lost in that search. Coming to ARC made me know where I wanted to go with my education, and saved me thousands of dollars in loans! There is something called a BOG fee waiver for California Community College students (something university students do not receive). The BOG pays for your classes and depending on a student's financial situation, it may also pay for your books (not including financial aid you will receive). To be a full-time student at ARC, a student must be enrolled in 12 units. The cost of attendance here is 36$/unit. After doing the math, the BOG sounds really good! BUT one must consider that even if a student does not receive the BOG, the cost is WAY cheaper than a university. Students that do not receive the BOG, most likely did not apply.
Patrice from Sacramento, CA
Food can get expensive but it’s is worth it. American river is a great school for students of all ages.
Chelise - Elk Grove, CA

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