Tuition and Cost to Attend Modesto Junior College

Annual Total Cost

The total cost for in-state California residents to go to Modesto Junior College is $14,128 for the 2013/2014 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't possess California residence can expect a one year cost of $19,024. The components to this cost are detailed below.

Undergraduate Tuition

Modesto Junior College tuition is $1,104 per year for in-state residents. This is 65% cheaper than the national average pubic two yearr tuition of $3,176. The fee is $4,012 and 78% cheaper than the average California tuition of $5,116 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 15th in California amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 139th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If you're attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $6,000 which represents a 443% premium.

Housing Costs

Modesto Junior College doesn't provide on campus housing, however unless you're living with family you will need to budget for food and housing near Modesto just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated room and board expense for academic year for off campus housing is $11,268.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,710.

Other Fees

There is an additional fee of $46 which is charged in addition to tuition.

Cost Itemization

Costs and Tuition Detail for Modesto Junior College
Expenditure Price
California Resident Total Cost$14,128
Non-Resident Total Cost$19,024
   In-State Tuition$1,104
   Out-of-State Tution$6,000
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$11,268
   Books and Supplies$1,710
   Other Fees$46

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 academic years.

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $14,128 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out of pocket price you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Modesto Junior College net price for in-state students receiving aid was $7,554* for the 2010/2011 academic year.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

59% of Modesto Junior College students recieved grant aid in 2010/2011 to help defray the cost of tuition. The average total aid amount was $2,939. 34 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2010/2011 was $3,779. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Modesto Junior College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Modesto Junior College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$7,554*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid59%
Average Total Grant Aid$2,939
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants34%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,779

Average Financial Aid Mix - $14,128 In-State Total Cost

Estimated coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $14,128. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

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11189

 21% - $2,939

Grants and Scholarships

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education or Modesto Junior College. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

 0% - $0

Federal Loans

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

 79% -  $11,189

Out of Pocket

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.


Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Modesto Junior College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at Modesto Junior College is $28,256 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $7,554 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $15,108**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Modesto Junior College.

California Resident Tuition Per Semester$552
California Resident Total Cost Per Semester$7,064
Non-California Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,000
Non-California Resident Total Cost Per Semester$9,512

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Modesto Junior College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Modesto Junior College
Price per credit hour for California residents$36
Cost for one class for California residents (3 credit hours)$108
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$204
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$612
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$816

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Student Loans

The secondry consideration after understanding the cost of college is figuring out how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assitance, but student loans end up financing a singificant portion of higher education in the U.S. 0% of Modesto Junior College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average Federal Loan aid amount of $0.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Modesto Junior College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting finacial aid you receieve, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $15,108, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $18,929.37. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Modesto Junior College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 59% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $7,554. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Modesto Junior College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Modesto Junior College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$157.74
Amount Borrowed$15,108.00
Interest Rate4.7%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$3,821.37
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$18,929.37

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Modesto Junior College? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're condidering attending Modesto Junior College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $18,929.37 would be needed to afford a $157.74 monthly payment in the example $15,108.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Modesto Junior College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Modesto Junior College in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $662 to $910. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 7.5%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $28,256.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Modesto Junior College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019$18,482$36,964
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024$23,588$47,177
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 $30,105$60,211
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 $34,851$69,701

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Modesto Junior College ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $14,128. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 285 $28,256
2 year estimate
Social Sciences, General Associate's Degree 126 $28,256
2 year estimate
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 124 $28,256
2 year estimate
Biological and Physical Sciences Associate's Degree 116 $28,256
2 year estimate
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 110 $28,256
2 year estimate
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 73 $28,256
2 year estimate
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations Associate's Degree 47 $28,256
2 year estimate
Child Care Provider/Assistant Associate's Degree 42 $28,256
2 year estimate
Architectural Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 29 $28,256
2 year estimate
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 24 $28,256
2 year estimate
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 21 $28,256
2 year estimate
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production Associate's Degree 17 $28,256
2 year estimate
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 15 $28,256
2 year estimate
English Language and Literature, General Associate's Degree 15 $28,256
2 year estimate
Photography Associate's Degree 13 $28,256
2 year estimate
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 13 $28,256
2 year estimate
Graphic Design Associate's Degree 12 $28,256
2 year estimate
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 12 $28,256
2 year estimate
Crop Production Associate's Degree 12 $28,256
2 year estimate
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 11 $28,256
2 year estimate
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Associate's Degree 10 $28,256
2 year estimate
Athletic Training/Trainer Associate's Degree 10 $28,256
2 year estimate
Human Services, General Associate's Degree 9 $28,256
2 year estimate
Agriculture, General Associate's Degree 9 $28,256
2 year estimate
Computer Science Associate's Degree 8 $28,256
2 year estimate
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Associate's Degree 8 $28,256
2 year estimate
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Associate's Degree 8 $28,256
2 year estimate
Radio and Television Associate's Degree 8 $28,256
2 year estimate
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 7 $28,256
2 year estimate
Dental Assisting/Assistant Associate's Degree 7 $28,256
2 year estimate
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology Associate's Degree 6 $28,256
2 year estimate
Interior Design Associate's Degree 4 $28,256
2 year estimate
Music, General Associate's Degree 4 $28,256
2 year estimate
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other Associate's Degree 4 $28,256
2 year estimate
Culinary Arts and Related Services Associate's Degree 3 $28,256
2 year estimate
Pre-Engineering Associate's Degree 3 $28,256
2 year estimate
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Associate's Degree 3 $28,256
2 year estimate
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Associate's Degree 3 $28,256
2 year estimate
Office Management and Supervision Associate's Degree 3 $28,256
2 year estimate
Chemistry, General Associate's Degree 3 $28,256
2 year estimate
Dairy Husbandry and Production Associate's Degree 3 $28,256
2 year estimate
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Associate's Degree 3 $28,256
2 year estimate
Visual and Performing Arts, General Associate's Degree 2 $28,256
2 year estimate
Instrumentation Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 $28,256
2 year estimate
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 $28,256
2 year estimate
Real Estate Associate's Degree 2 $28,256
2 year estimate
Physical Sciences Associate's Degree 2 $28,256
2 year estimate
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager Associate's Degree 2 $28,256
2 year estimate
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 $28,256
2 year estimate
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 $28,256
2 year estimate
Information Technology Associate's Degree 1 $28,256
2 year estimate
Spanish Language and Literature Associate's Degree 1 $28,256
2 year estimate
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General Associate's Degree 1 $28,256
2 year estimate
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 1 $28,256
2 year estimate
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Associate's Degree 1 $28,256
2 year estimate
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General Associate's Degree 1 $28,256
2 year estimate
Journalism Associate's Degree 1 $28,256
2 year estimate
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector Associate's Degree 1 $28,256
2 year estimate
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 $28,256
2 year estimate
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist Associate's Degree 1 $28,256
2 year estimate
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 1 $28,256
2 year estimate

About Modesto Junior College

Modesto Junior College is a two year community college located in Modesto, California.  Full time enrollment is 6,289 and part time is 11,579.  Modesto Junior College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Learn more about Modesto Junior College at CollegeSimply.

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  • 435 College Ave
  • Modesto, California
  • 95350-5800

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