College of the Canyons
Santa Clarita, 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.
$5,596
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$5,427
$30k - $48k
$6,365
$48k - $75k
$8,107
$75k - $110k
$9,992
$110k+
$11,293
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.
$1,156
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.
$7,612
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,917
Tuition Payment Plan
No
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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.
20%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,248
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.
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,829
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$246
Students receiving state aid
57%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,707
Students receiving federal aid
39%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,829

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.
2%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,107
Students receiving federal loans
2%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,107
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.
$5,268
Loan Default Rate
12%
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.
$107

What Students Are Saying

2.89 Average Rating
I have had great pleasure in attending a college that not only has met my educational needs, but as well as my financial needs. Student Aid is definitely attainable in this college, but for those who pay their way through college on their own terms, its also a great place for that. The prices per unit is great sticking to $20.00 a unit and not going up much by these budget cuts coming around soon. Overall its a great place to meet your goals.
Karla Portillo from Canyon Country, CA
I must say attending the school is the best thing tuitions are cheap. But the book prices are ridiculous at the school book store. But students have a system of buying books from other students 2 times less than the bookstore. There is also great financial aide for students. And scholarships avaible for all atudents. And there are jobs in and out of campus avaible.
Dana from Saint Lucia
When it comes to a good education, everyone fears the thought of the large costs that come along with it. Although this may be true for a lot of UC's and Cal States, College of the Canyons definitely gives students more bang for their buck. They provide several financial opportunties along with inexpensive tuition and cost of books that in-state students pay less than $1,000 annually.
Karla from Sylmar, CA
COC totally saves money. I was able to finish all the general eds and transfer to the school I wanted all in 2 years. Right now there are a lot of students and it is hard to get classes, but if you really are motivated the community college will save a person so much money. Tuition is so much cheaper than at a 4-year. Almost all of my classes transferred over so I got the same credit as students who took the same class I did at COC but it cost them way more. Just for one semester at a Cal State I just spent around $3,000 just on tuition. At COC one semester of tuition and books still cost less than $1,000. I think that proves that the community college really does give you more bang for your buck.
Tiffany from Saugus, CA

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