Merced College

Merced, 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.
$8,686
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$8,620
$30k - $48k
$8,859
$48k - $75k
$10,968
$75k - $110k
$12,821
$110k+
$13,443
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.
$1,150
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.
$6,142
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,638
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.
40%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,503
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.
40%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,528
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,568
Students receiving state aid
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,066
Students receiving federal aid
60%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,528

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What Students Are Saying

2.64 Average Rating
The tuition is less expensive than going to a 4-year university, especially for those who are living with a low-income family. Also, if you are in the honors program, you will receive more scholarship money than the ones at a 4-year university.
Patrick from Merced, CA
The price couldn't be better. Even with rising fees and expensive costs, Community Colleges still far outrank most Universities and Private Schools in terms of cost, even though the education can get looked down as being less than for the price. It would be as my mom always told me, Buying by the brand doesn't exactly make the quality any better.
Quentin from Merced, CA

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