Foothill College
Los Altos, 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.
$5,291
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$4,866
$30k - $48k
$6,138
$48k - $75k
$8,683
$75k - $110k
$10,188
$110k+
$10,679
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.
$1,563
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.
$7,503
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,515
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.
7%
Average Aid Per Year
$3,642
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.
7%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,330
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$514
Students receiving state aid
33%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,701
Students receiving federal aid
17%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,330

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
$4,721
Students receiving federal loans
2%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,721
Average Other Loans Per Year
$8,000
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.
$6,468
Loan Default Rate
11%
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.
$101

What Students Are Saying

3.13 Average Rating
As always, the California community college system is a great value and I consider Foothill to be a great example for budget friendly education. Often times, the instructors are professors with doctorate degrees, work experience, and patience, and the class sizes are small. The parking permit is a manageable price and the school accommodates its students with a nice, clean cafeteria, a large library, a media center full of Apple computers, a student store/book store, a hard-working maintenance staff, vending machines throughout campus, a beautiful athletics department, theaters, art studios, and a friendly campus staff.
Megan from Santa Clara, CA
Foothill College is a Junior College, so the price for books or classes are about the same for most other Junior Colleges. You won't be having to pay for same amount at you would if you were going to a University it is a lot cheaper and if you qualify for Financial Aid you would be in good hands!
Lisa from San Jose, CA
It is a great school with lots to do.
Alicia from San Francisco, CA
This college is so affordable! You can apply for the BOG fee waiver with your fafsa and your classes are paid for! If you are on a budget this is the college for you because there are so many scholarship resources and financial aide.
Katie from Menlo Park, CA

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