Cerritos College
Norwalk, 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.
$9,520
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$8,961
$30k - $48k
$9,218
$48k - $75k
$11,848
$75k - $110k
$13,023
$110k+
$14,874
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.
$1,346
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.
$8,710
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,854
Tuition Payment Plan
No
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Financial Aid Email: finaid-staff-list@cerritos.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.
41%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,239
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.
41%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,499
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$277
Students receiving state aid
81%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,992
Students receiving federal aid
60%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,499

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.
4%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,770
Students receiving federal loans
4%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,770
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.
$5,500
Loan Default Rate
9%
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.
$74

What Students Are Saying

3.09 Average Rating
If you are trying to go the cheaper way for school then Cerritos should be your choice because it is only $26 dollars a unit. At the CSU and UC levels i don't know yet but they are a lot more expensive.
Alec from Whittier, CA
You pay for a good education and can also receive financial aid or other grants.
Genn from Paramount, CA
Community College is the best option for people who's end goal here is to go to state university, i got covered by federal aid, compared to my friends who are going to university who already took out student loans, i'd say it is the best decision I've made.
Edgar from Lynwood, CA
Compared to Universities Cerritos is the cheapest you can get. $26 a unit and the books are cheap too. Professors try to get the cheapest books for the students because they too know how the economy effects us. Cerritos also has programs like EOPS and Financial Aid which can help with books and tuition.
Gloria from Maywood, CA
All i can say is that it is easier than going to universities thats for sure.
Chinyere from Bellflower, CA
Unlike most Universities, Cerritos is a great start for first time college students. It's an affordable college that offers the same material and classes at most Universities. Why pay more for knowledge when you can get it cheaper? The only thing that is quite expensive would have to be the books. But of course you can find cheap books all over the place. There are great books across the street from Cerritos Campus who sell books at a reasonable price.
Jasmine from Paramount, CA
Cerritos College has many scholarships you can apply for if helpis needed. Our financial office staff do there best to make sure your semester runs smooth. We also have student loans, personal loans or you can also do a FaFsa on line. They also have BOG fee waivers. These waiver waive your tuition. This is so you won't have as much to pay. Now it depends on how many units you have. If you have 1-5 units you might only pay a little less but if you have 9 and up, you might not have to pay at all.
AhShunae from Los Angeles, CA
Cerritos is extremely affordable and the quality of classes and amount of credits you can obtain is SO worth it. You can get your entire general education out of the way for about ~4 grand (4 semesters, books included) roughly. That's a good deal right there.
Samuel from Norwalk, CA

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