Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, 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.
$3,762
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$3,641
$30k - $48k
$4,816
$48k - $75k
$7,215
$110k+
$7,456
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.
$1,186
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.
$7,978
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.
$5,418
Books and Supplies
$1,917
Tuition Payment Plan
No
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: occfinaid@occ.cccd.edu

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.
24%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,288
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.
24%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,675
Students receiving state aid
53%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,080
Students receiving federal aid
38%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,675

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
$4,494
Students receiving federal loans
3%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,494
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.
$5,250
Loan Default Rate
10%
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.
$69

What Students Are Saying

3.11 Average Rating
Located in Southern California in Costa Mesa is OCC and yes it is worth living down here. But I did not give it a 5 star because their out of state tuition is ridicolous. I have had some Football teammates from FLorida not come back because of the Pricing of Living and School. Overall what Can people say, Its located in one of the nicest and richest place in America, the Orange County.
Bill from Kenai, AK
I would say that if you truly pick classes that you know you will enjoy and if you make every effort to get anything and everything out of those classes then it is definately worth the money you pay. However, I do think that the prices are a little expensive. I would say that the most expensive things that you have to buy are the books. The books prices, in my opinion, are rediculuosly over priced as I have been able to find the same books in the same condition for a fraction of the price they are sold at the bookstore. But overall, I think that if you truly get as much as you can out of the classes then the prices will be worth it in the end.
Jessica from Costa Mesa, CA
Compared to UC's and Cal States for sure! But the price just went up from $20 to $26.
Sarah from Westminster, CA
I am taking 19 units right now and the cost for all the classes and books put together was around 800 dollars. Talk about a steal!
Jacob from Huntington Beach, CA
Tuition has gone up to $26, and budget cuts have affected the amount of classes available, but OCC is not one of the best community colleges without reason. It is definitely worth every penny, and if you are worried about the cost chances are financial aid will have you covered. Textbooks are expensive, as anywhere, but using the library as a substitute to buying or renting the book is a viable (and free) alternative. Orange Coast College is an excellent place to get an associate's degree, get further training, or save money by covering the required general education classes before transferring to a university. The only downside for the price would be for out-of-state students, who have to pay nearly ten times as much. But for anybody residing within California, it is a stupendous deal.
Marat from Panorama City, CA
Everyone knows that college books are not cheap at all. But it all depends on the class you take and the professor you have. The teacher might not even require a book, or lets you buy any edition of the book either in amazon.com or anywhere else is cheaper for you. But either way, the book at Orange Coast College are not expensive like in other Colleges or Universities that i have had the opportunity to compare with.
Domenica from Westminster, CA
education comes with a price, and here you are getting quality teaching and resources. free tutoring, an amazing library and all kinds of ways to help you succeed.
Jasmine from Costa Mesa, CA

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