Merritt College

Oakland, 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.
$10,968
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$10,767
$30k - $48k
$11,952
$48k - $75k
$13,219
$75k - $110k
$11,718
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.
$1,254
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.
$7,806
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,918
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.
19%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,118
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.
19%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,452
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,523
Students receiving state aid
22%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,546
Students receiving federal aid
52%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,452

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.
6%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,522
Students receiving federal loans
6%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,522
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.
$9,000
Loan Default Rate
18%
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.
$112

What Students Are Saying

3.23 Average Rating
Amazing prices.
Jordan from Berkeley, CA
Community College is a real good route for only $38 per unit, you can save a lot more than paying for classes at a university. Financial Aid is always helpful when available.
Andy from Oakland, CA
Very affordable and helpful financial aid. Books are also usually found on websites for almost half as cheap.
Gabriel from Oakland, CA

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