San Diego Mesa College

San Diego, 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.
$5,423
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$4,602
$30k - $48k
$5,453
$48k - $75k
$8,219
$75k - $110k
$9,163
$110k+
$4,411
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.
$1,144
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.
$7,024
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,854
Tuition Payment Plan
No
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Financial Aid Email: mezeta@sdccd.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.
19%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,918
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
$4,766
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$870
Students receiving state aid
63%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,786
Students receiving federal aid
43%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,766

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
$4,485
Students receiving federal loans
1%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$3,118
Average Other Loans Per Year
$6,913
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.
$3,500
Loan Default Rate
12%
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.
$48

What Students Are Saying

2.76 Average Rating
Currently the cost is $26 dollars per unit, but Mesa offers a wide range of Financial Aid for those who qualify. With or without financial aid one receives help from incredible counselors who help one throughout one's academic career.
Amy from San Diego, CA
Just depends on the person and what they prefer to do. The pasta shops are reasonable. Public transportation is very reasonable. Outlet shopping save lots of money.
Philicia from San Diego, CA
I think for how much money you spend its a pretty good school.
Amber from Coronado, CA
Its community college, if you do not want to spend the high cost of what a 4 year college and private colleges make you pay stick with a community college. Mesa is a part of the San Diego Community Colleges (City and Miramar are the other two). At the time of this post $26 per credit for local CA residents is a great deal to get your GE done and go for an AA and then transfer to a 4 year.
Nick from San Diego, CA

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