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Tuition and Cost to Attend Saddleback College

Annual Total Cost

The total list price for in-state California residents to go to Saddleback College is $14,444 for the 2014/2015 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't possess California residence can expect a one year cost of $19,004. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $2,888.

Undergraduate Tuition

Saddleback College tuition is $1,104 per year for in-state residents. This is 66% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,263. The cost is $3,884 and 78% cheaper than the average California tuition of $4,988 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 36th in California amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 117th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $5,664 which represents a 413% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $38 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $1,142.

Housing Costs

Saddleback College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Mission Viejo area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $11,556.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,746.

Costs and Tuition for Saddleback College
Expenditure Price
California Resident Total Cost (Off Campus Housing)$14,444
   In-State Tuition$1,104
   Other Fees$38
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$11,556
   Books and Supplies$1,746
California Resident Total Cost (Living with Parents)$2,888
   In-State Tuition$1,104
   Other Fees$38
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   Books and Supplies$1,746

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 and 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2014-2015 and 2013-2014 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 $14,444 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Saddleback College net price for in-state students $11,314* for the 2013/2014 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

37% of Saddleback College students received grant aid in 2013/2014. The average total aid amount was $4,000. 22 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2013/2014 was $4,431. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Saddleback College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Saddleback College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$11,314*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid37%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,000
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants22%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,431

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last reported for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$9,056
$30,001 to $48,000n/a
$48,001 to $75,000n/a
$75,001 to $110,000n/a
$110,000+n/a

Average Financial Aid Mix - $14,444 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $14,444. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

28%
34%
38%

Grants and Scholarships

 28% - $4,000

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Saddleback College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 34% - $4,885

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

Out of Pocket

 38% -  $5,559

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 Academic Year 2013-2014 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.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Saddleback College
Irvine Valley College16.7% more expensive
Coastline Community College0% less expensive
Orange Coast College0% less expensive
Santiago Canyon College0% less expensive
Santa Ana College0% less expensive

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 Saddleback 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 Saddleback College is $28,888 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 $12,762 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $25,524**

**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 2013-2014 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 Saddleback College.

California Resident Tuition Per Semester$552
California Resident Total Cost Per Semester$7,222
Non-California Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,832
Non-California Resident Total Cost Per Semester$9,502

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 Saddleback 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 Saddleback College
Price per credit hour for California residents$26
Cost for one class for California residents (3 credit hours)$78
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$190
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$570
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$760

Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 2% of Saddleback College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,885.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Saddleback College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, 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 $25,524, 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 $31,434.06. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Saddleback College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 37% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $12,762. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Saddleback 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.

Saddleback College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$261.95
Amount Borrowed$25,524.00
Interest Rate4.3%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$5,910.06
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$31,434.06

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Saddleback 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 considering attending Saddleback 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 $31,434.06 would be needed to afford a $261.95 monthly payment in the example $25,524.00 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.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Saddleback College in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $756 to $762. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 0.2%. 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 $28,888.00. 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 Saddleback College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2020$18,895$37,791
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2025$24,116$48,232
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2030 $30,779$61,557
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2033 $35,630$71,260

Tuition History

What was tuition at Saddleback College five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years if you enrolled. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1988 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2010$658$4,594 10.8%
2009$594$4,858 0.3%
2008$592$4,184 -21.7%
2007$756$4,396 0.3%
2006$754$3,650 0.1%
2005$753$3,529 61.9%
2004$465$465 520%
2003$75$254 -77.7%
2002$337$3,494 3.4%
2001$326$3,518 -13.8%
2000$378$3,286 -7.8%
1999$410$3,362 -7.2%
1998$442$3,720 -1.8%
1997$450$3,847 0%
1996$450$4,170 0%
1993$197$2,693 45.9%
1992$135$2,583 17.4%
1991$115$2,382 130%
1990$50$2,376 0%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Saddleback College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 407 6% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 129 5% cheaper
Psychology, General Associate's Degree 126 8% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 118 2% costlier
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Associate's Degree 62 10% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Associate's Degree 17 14% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Associate's Degree 17 9% costlier
History, General Associate's Degree 16 10% costlier
Visual and Performing Arts, General Associate's Degree 15 4% costlier
Chemistry, General Associate's Degree 15 9% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Associate's Degree 14 6% costlier
Child Care Provider/Assistant Associate's Degree 11 6% costlier
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 11 9% costlier
Sociology Associate's Degree 11 11% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 10 3% costlier
Spanish Language and Literature Associate's Degree 10 0% cheaper
Economics, General Associate's Degree 10 2% cheaper
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 9 11% costlier
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Associate's Degree 9 7% costlier
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 9 4% cheaper
Anthropology Associate's Degree 9 1% cheaper
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management Associate's Degree 8 6% cheaper
Architectural Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 2% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 13% costlier
Corrections Associate's Degree 7 19% costlier
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Associate's Degree 7 5% cheaper
Radio and Television Associate's Degree 6 2% costlier
Physics, General Associate's Degree 6 8% costlier
Pre-Engineering Associate's Degree 5 8% costlier
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Associate's Degree 5 10% costlier
Music, General Associate's Degree 5 10% costlier
Environmental Studies Associate's Degree 5 2% cheaper
Social Sciences, General Associate's Degree 5 4% costlier
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 5 14% costlier
Computer Science Associate's Degree 4 0% cheaper
Physical Sciences Associate's Degree 4 4% costlier
Real Estate Associate's Degree 4 6% costlier
Interior Design Associate's Degree 4 7% cheaper
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General Associate's Degree 4 0% cheaper
Ethnic Studies Associate's Degree 4 2% cheaper
Philosophy Associate's Degree 4 2% costlier
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General Associate's Degree 3 14% costlier
Human Services, General Associate's Degree 3 5% cheaper
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Associate's Degree 3 11% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 3 6% cheaper
Biological and Physical Sciences Associate's Degree 3 0% cheaper
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 4% costlier
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 3 2% cheaper
Culinary Arts and Related Services Associate's Degree 3 2% costlier
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Associate's Degree 2 6% costlier
Journalism Associate's Degree 2 10% costlier
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Associate's Degree 2 7% costlier
Human Development and Family Studies, General Associate's Degree 2 23% cheaper
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations Associate's Degree 2 5% cheaper
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 2 9% cheaper
German Language and Literature Associate's Degree 2 7% cheaper
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Associate's Degree 2 3% cheaper
Photography Associate's Degree 1 4% cheaper
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Associate's Degree 1 16% costlier
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General Associate's Degree 1 11% costlier
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce Associate's Degree 1 5% costlier
Computer Graphics Associate's Degree 1 7% cheaper
Women's Studies Associate's Degree 1 2% costlier
French Language and Literature Associate's Degree 1 7% cheaper
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 1 11% costlier
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster Associate's Degree 1 5% costlier
Geology/Earth Science, General Associate's Degree 1 18% costlier
Teacher Assistant/Aide Associate's Degree 1 9% costlier
Geography Associate's Degree 1 2% costlier
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 1 3% costlier
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 1 20% costlier
Office Management and Supervision Associate's Degree 1 9% costlier
Apparel and Textiles, General Associate's Degree 1 3% cheaper
Marine Transportation, Other Associate's Degree 1 6% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Associate's Degree 1 2% costlier
Small Business Administration/Management Associate's Degree 1 5% costlier
Dance, General Associate's Degree 1 1% cheaper

Calculators

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About Saddleback College

Saddleback College is a two year community college located in Mission Viejo, California.  Full time enrollment is 8,588 and part time is 13,626.  Saddleback 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.

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Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Pky
Mission Viejo, California
92692-3635

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Saddleback 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.

Saddleback College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122205 IPEDS survey data.

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