Cuyamaca College
El Cajon, 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.
$2,792
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$2,286
$30k - $48k
$2,959
$48k - $75k
$5,497
$75k - $110k
$7,524
$110k+
$9,906
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.
$1,340
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.
$8,760
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,750
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
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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.
28%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,921
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.
28%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,136
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$471
Students receiving state aid
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,028
Students receiving federal aid
59%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,136

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.
0%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,821
Students receiving federal loans
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,821
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.
$4,500
Loan Default Rate
6%
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.
$48

What Students Are Saying

2.79 Average Rating
This is a fabulous school for anyone trying to save money. For the last semesters my tuition, books and even the parking permit has added all together to be less than $1000.
Jessie from Jamul, CA
In Cuyamaca College you receive more than what you pay for. The tuition is 20 dollars a unit, but you receive a lot more because you have great teachers, security, gym, clubs, counselors, parking, great vegetation and horticulture space. Even though it is a small school, it is great. I believe the school is very pretty, and you get everything you need to succeed in college being in a great and beautiful environment.
Marlene from San Diego, CA
Definitely worth it to attend Cuyamaca! I got all of my tuition fees waived my first semester, so the only thing I had to pay for was books. All in all, I spent less than $300 for the semester to attend, whereas my sister attends another university and she nad to pay close to $10,000 for one semester. For the quality of the learning, the price is outstanding, and it is worth it to attend Cuyamaca. The only thing is that I know a lot of people who get ridiculous amounts of FAFSA money when they don't need it, and they spend it on things that do not relate to school.
Katelyn from El Cajon, CA

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