Folsom Lake College
Folsom, 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.
$5,202
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$4,006
$30k - $48k
$5,575
$48k - $75k
$7,407
$75k - $110k
$9,408
$110k+
$11,482
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.
$8,928
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,854
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.
18%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,622
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.
18%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,587
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$486
Students receiving state aid
46%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,905
Students receiving federal aid
27%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,587

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
$5,376
Students receiving federal loans
3%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,376
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.
$8,270
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.
$109

What Students Are Saying

2.90 Average Rating
I am currently paying out-of-state tuition, but I believe the normal tuition for residents of California is definitely worth every penny.
Joanne from El Dorado Hills, CA
Need I say more than a semester of instruction with a Ph.D. for $108? Great quality for ridiculous prices.
Benjamin from Folsom, CA
You cannot beat the prices at Folsom Lake College. Parking passes for the semster are only $30, cheaper if you get into a program like EOPS or Calworks. And the per unit price is way lower than surrounding colleges.
Tonya from Placerville, CA
This community college offers a wide range of courses that are affordable and worth it!
Micah from Folsom, CA
Small classes and cheap, what more could you want? Oh yeah, the professors are amazing too. The Folsom District Attorney teaches a class, and my law professor went to Occidental and Oxford. Not bad for around $50 a unit?
Dane from Orangevale, CA
I have been working as a dental assistant for 10 years and am going back to college to become a nurse or a dentist. I am married with one son. No one in my family has graduated from college so I am proud to represent them.
JESSICA from FOLSOM, CA
The teachers are amazing. Every teacher is paid to attend office hours and to be available to students for extra help.
Nichole from Rancho Cordova, CA
Very affordable! 20 dollars a credit? You can't get much cheaper than that. And the classes are small, friendly, and organized. You will get a great education, more than value for your money.
Melissa from Folsom, CA
When it comes to getting your bang for the buck, nothing could apply more to this than community college. At Folsom Lake College, it is $26 per unit so for a full time student, someone who is enrolled in at least 12 units, it comes to $624 for both the fall and spring semester. At a CSU or an UC, it costs more than triple the amount for a year of attendance, so Folsom Lake College is a good way to save money if transferring to a 4-year university is in your future. With the economy in dire straights at the moment, families are doing everything they can to send their children to college, so if finances are the number one factor in considering which college to attend, going to FLC or any other community college is a very good choice.

What also contributes to getting your bang for your buck is TAG, the Transfer Admission Guarantee program that they have at all community colleges, so Folsom Lake College is included. Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz are the seven UC campuses that offer this program and it is a great way to take some of the anxiety off your chest. If you do decide to do this program, you would be getting your lower division general education requirements out of the way, be saving money while taking those classes, and have guaranteed admission to any one of those exceptional colleges as long as you fulfill all of the requirements.

is campus is also a part of the Los Rios Community College District, so there are four accredited colleges that you can attend, FLC being one of the four. Since these four colleges are part of the same district, it is easier for you to take classes at one college and have those credits recognized by another college in the same district which takes away the stress of wondering if these credits will count or not – therefore this is also another way that FLC gives you your bang for your buck.
Saki from Folsom, CA
Classes are as reasonably priced as the government allows. Students recieve a far higher quality of education than they pay for at Folsom, and are provided extremely helpful services in the counseling office.
Kaylan from Folsom, CA

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