Understanding Tuition & Fees
Understanding the tuition related to going to SMC allows you to plan a budget for your college years. Check out the data following to learn how SMC's price stacks up to other colleges and universities and if you need to arrange for tuition increases.
SMC Tuition Prices Versus Other Schools
The following table shows how SMC compares to other colleges nationally, regionally and by state.
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How Much Does SMC Charge for Tuition?
Full-time undergraduates at Saint Mary's College of California were charged $45,686 in tuition and fees in the 2017 - 2018 academic year, before adjustments for financial aid. $45,536 was the cost of tuition. The other $150 are added fees. Find out more about the net price.
Alas, this college doesn't offer any tuition discounts to students who live in state.
Saint Mary's College of California tuition and fees is the sum charged to students for one year of attendance, and doesn't include room and board. Note many students obtain financial aid and scholarships that lower their total cost.
Look at the table below to find 2017 - 2018 school year costs.
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Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection
There continues to be a rise of 3.7% in Saint Mary's College of California tuition and fees for out-of-state students in the past five years. Tuition grew by 3.8% and fees grew by 0.0%. This school year, students can anticipate paying $47,395 if the growth keeps up.
Because of price growth, the total expense of a four-year degree from SMC would be $200,482, and the total price of a two-year degree would be $96,562, which doesn't include extra costs such as books, transportation, and room and board.
See this next chart to find out how SMC tuition and fees might develop in the years to come.
Pay attention to just how much the tuition and fees are increasing each year. At most colleges students will wind up spending more on their last year of school than they did for their first.
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