Fresno City College

Fresno, 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.
$2,834
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$3,127
$30k - $48k
$4,129
$48k - $75k
$5,599
$75k - $110k
$8,224
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.
$1,304
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.
$7,496
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$5,300
Books and Supplies
$1,900
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.
35%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,574
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.
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,510
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$420
Students receiving state aid
84%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,064
Students receiving federal aid
66%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,510

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
$2,538
Students receiving federal loans
2%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$2,538
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.
$2,625
Loan Default Rate
30%
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.
$38

What Students Are Saying

2.92 Average Rating
A community college for your general ed or transfer AA is the way to go. Fresno City is truly affordable, with tuition fee waivers. FASFA and CAL grant will always end up in your pocket due the affordability of Fresno City.
Miguel from Fresno, CA
There are many scholarships and financial waivers available, even for middle class students. But even without the financial assistance, it is not a particularly pricey school at which to study. The opportunities, activities, class diversity, and quality of education all make it a fantastic educational deal.
Elise from Fresno, CA
Super cheap and I finished my AA in less than 2 years.
Kaylee from Fresno, CA
Fresno City College is significantly cheaper than surrounding schools. So yes, I feel as if I am getting the best bank for my buck. The school also provides a lot of students with financial aid. However, I wish they had more opportunities to give money to students based on their persona, not solely on their financial needs. The effect of the California budget cuts are evident. For example, classrooms need to be updated. However, most of the staff do well with what they have.
Veronica from Fresno, CA

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