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Compare the tuition and costs of local and state universities with the charts below

Tuition and fees are the required costs for a full-time student; other costs are approximations. For a single student without dependents, your "Miscellaneous Personal Expenses" are costs for: entertainment, cosmetics, toiletries, etc, that you would have, even if you were not in college. Certain fees are pending legislation and are subject to change. All fees based on California residency.

Two Year Public Community Colleges

College

Tuition & Fees

Books & Supplies

Room & Board

Transportation

Misc. Personal Expenses

Total

City, Mesa, Miramar

$1,104

$1,917

$5,418

Not listed

$1,629

$12,844

Cuyamaca,

Grossmont

$1,386

$1,700

Not listed

Not listed

Not listed

$15,30

Imperial Valley

$1,104

$1,746

$11,493

Not listed

$4,599

$18,950

Mira Costa

$1,104

$1,856

$13,296

Not listed

$4,244

$20,548

Palomar

$1,288

$1,854

$13,293

Not listed

$4,239

$20,724

Southwestern

$1,288

$1,854

$19,293

Not listed

$4,239

$20,724

Maximum Possible Cal Grant and Pell Grants for Community Colleges

  • Cal A: $0

  • Cal B: $1,672 (living allowance)

  • Cal C: $2,462 (tuition/fees); $1,094 (books & supplies)

  • Pell Grant: $6,195

Four Year Public Universities

On-Campus Resident

College

Tuition & Fees

Books & Supplies

Room & Board

Transportation

Misc. Personal Expenses

Total

$25,988

$1,704

$1,504

$13,000

$2,000

$5,742

CSU San Marcos

$30,522

$1,704

$1,587

$17,752

$1,969

$7,510

San Diego State

University

$25,311

$1,649

$1,518

$14,304

$1,138

$14,429

University of CA, San Diego

Commuter

College

Tuition & Fees

Books & Supplies

Room & Board

Transportation

Misc. Personal Expenses

Total

CSU San Marcos

$5,742

$2,000

$6,096

$1,620

$1,704

$19,200

San Diego State

University

$7,510

$1,969

$6,096

$1,639

$1,704

$30,522

SDSU, IVC

$4,432

$1,717

$3,994

$1,426

$2,995

$14,564

$31,887

$1,480

$536

$6,583

$1,138

$14,429

University of CA, San Diego

College

Cal Grant A

Cal Grant B

Cal Grant C

Pell Grant

Cal State Universities

$5,742

$5,742 +

Living Allowance: $1,672

 

$6,195

$12,570

University of California

$12,294 +

Living Allowance : $1,672

 

$6,195

Four Year Private Universities

College

Tuition & Fees

Books & Supplies

Room & Board

Transportation

Misc. Personal Expenses

Total

$49,844

$3,84

$855

$10,150

$1,854

$34,000

Point Loma Nazarene

$67,498

$2,394

$846

$12,980

$1,920

$48,750

University of San Diego**

Alliant International

$14,600

Not listed

Not listed

Not listed

Not listed

$34,341

$30,264

$2,672

$1,096

$11,816

$1,648

National University

$13,032

Point Loma Nazarene**

$33,500

$1,790

$4,968

$1,106

$3,176

$44,540

University of San Diego**

$45,540

$1,800

$4,968

$1,107

$3,177

$56,592

Maximum possible Cal Grants and Pell Grants for Private/Independent College

Cal Grant A

Cal Grant B

Cal Grant C

Pell Grant

Alliant International

$9,084

$9,084 + $1,642

$6,195

$0

$0

National University

$9,084 + $1,642

$6,195

$0

$9,084

$13,032

Point Loma Nazarene**

$9,084 + $1,672

$0

$9,084

$6,195

University of San Diego**

$0

$9,084

$9,084 + $1,642

$6,195

$0

Private Vocational Schools

$0

$6,195

$2,462 & $1,094 (books, equipment)

*Room and board costs are based on a student living at home with their parents, not on their own.

**Freshmen are required to live at home, with a guardian, or on campus.

Note: A "commuter" is defined as a dependent student living with parents. If a freshmen student is independent, or lives on their own, the commuter costs could be significantly higher.

Please be advised that any Cal Grant award offer is tentative and subject to the final approval of the State Budget Act.

Note: In addition to the above grants, financial aid offices provide students with funds from other aid sources such as Federal SEOG, Fedral Perkins Loans, Federal Stafford Loans, BOGW, Federal Work Study, College Scholarships and Grants, etc. to meet their educational costs. Grants are estimates.

Cal Grant B awards are usually limited to assisting with living expenses, books and supplies, and transportation (a living allowance or monthly subsistence) for first-year students. When renewed after the first year, an award may also cover all of part of tuition and fees, in addition to the living allowance. (Cal grant B award amounts listed for four-year universities above) for second, third, and fourth-year students.