Southwestern College
Chula Vista, 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.
$3,919
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$3,193
$30k - $48k
$4,168
$48k - $75k
$6,559
$75k - $110k
$7,887
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.
$1,340
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.
$7,472
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,971
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.
32%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,625
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.
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,835
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$810
Students receiving state aid
80%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,258
Students receiving federal aid
56%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,835

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.
1%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$3,434
Students receiving federal loans
1%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$3,434
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.
$4,500
Loan Default Rate
14%
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.
$47

What Students Are Saying

3.08 Average Rating
Southwestern College it has been really helpful financially with my education. It has a lot of resources to pay for college. It has FAFSA, BOGFW, grants, scholarships, work-study, EOPS, and more.
Michelle from Chula Vista, CA
$20 per unit for state residents. If you don't think that's cheap i don't know what is. Main classes ranging from 3-4 units per class. And with scholarships being offered as well including the FAFSA, CAL Grant, BOG-FW, and others you really get your money's worth and even more.
Eric from national city, CA
Despite the continuous raise in cost per unit at Southwestern it is still cheap compared to going a University. The cheaper price to pass general education classes is very beneficial, because I won't have to pay the expensive tuition to take them at a four year university. Being able to pass the general education classes at a lower cost means I can focus on my major once I do transfer.
Jesus from San Diego, CA

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