Solano Community College

Fairfield, California


Costs to Attend Solano Community College

Are you interested in applying to Solano Community College yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • California Residents: $14,042
  • Non California Residents: $19,952
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for California Residents: $1,380
  • Tution for non-California Residents: $7,290
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $10,960
  • Books and Supplies: $1,666
  • Other Fees: $36

The cost per year to attend Solano Community College is $14,042 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of California have a total one year cost of $19,952. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from Solano Community College

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 2 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 2 year associate degree at Solano Community College is $28,084 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 2 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $28,084
  • 2 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $39,904

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • California Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $7,021
  • Non California Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $9,976

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $8,388*
  • Estimated Average 2 Year Degree Cost: $16,776**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 45%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $2,366
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 22%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $3,476
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 4%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $3,417

*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.

**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.

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.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Solano Community College is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for Solano Community College? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $16,776, our estimated average net price for a two year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 45% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $8,388. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our Solano Community 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.

  • Monthly Payment: $168.73
  • Amount Borrowed: $16,776.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $3,472.18
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $20,248.18

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend Solano Community College? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford Solano Community College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $20,248.18 is recommended to afford a $168.73 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. 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 Solano Community College in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $780 to $1,116. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 8.6%. 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 can expect to pay for a 2 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $28,084.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Solano Community College.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $18,370, 2 Year Degree: $36,739
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $23,445, 2 Year Degree: $46,890
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $29,922, 2 Year Degree: $59,844
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $34,639, 2 Year Degree: $69,277

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per 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 Solano Community College are as follows.

  • 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: $233
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $699
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $932

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Tuition History

What was tuition at Solano Community College for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $816 In State / $6,546 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 28.3% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $636 In State / $6,066 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -0.2% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $637 In State / $5,827 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -20.8% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $804 In State / $5,604 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -1.6% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $817 In State / $5,347 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $817 In State / $5,287 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 41.6% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $577 In State / $4,759 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 91.7% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $301 In State / $3,517 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.4% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $291 In State / $3,507 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $291 In State / $3,243 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -4% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $303 In State / $3,252 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -1.3% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $307 In State / $3,307 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -7.3% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $331 In State / $3,331 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 1.5% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $326 In State / $3,254 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $326 In State / $3,254 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $326 In State / $3,484 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $326 In State / $3,062 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 35.8% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $240 In State / $2,808 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 81.8% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $132 In State / $2,712 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 32% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $100 In State / $2,352 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $100 In State / $2,286 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Solano Community 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 $14,042. 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 249 $28,084
2 year cost
Biological and Physical Sciences Associate's Degree 206 $28,084
2 year cost
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Associate's Degree 142 $28,084
2 year cost
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 70 $28,084
2 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 50 $28,084
2 year cost
Psychology, General Associate's Degree 27 $28,084
2 year cost
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 26 $28,084
2 year cost
Human Services, General Associate's Degree 18 $28,084
2 year cost
Corrections Associate's Degree 17 $28,084
2 year cost
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 14 $28,084
2 year cost
Chemistry, General Associate's Degree 10 $28,084
2 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Associate's Degree 10 $28,084
2 year cost
Biomedical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 9 $28,084
2 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Associate's Degree 9 $28,084
2 year cost
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Associate's Degree 8 $28,084
2 year cost
Child Care Provider/Assistant Associate's Degree 8 $28,084
2 year cost
Visual and Performing Arts, General Associate's Degree 6 $28,084
2 year cost
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 6 $28,084
2 year cost
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 6 $28,084
2 year cost
History, General Associate's Degree 6 $28,084
2 year cost
Radio and Television Associate's Degree 5 $28,084
2 year cost
Sociology Associate's Degree 5 $28,084
2 year cost
French Language and Literature Associate's Degree 5 $28,084
2 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Associate's Degree 5 $28,084
2 year cost
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General Associate's Degree 4 $28,084
2 year cost
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 4 $28,084
2 year cost
Physics, General Associate's Degree 3 $28,084
2 year cost
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 3 $28,084
2 year cost
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 $28,084
2 year cost
Music, General Associate's Degree 3 $28,084
2 year cost
Physical Fitness Technician Associate's Degree 2 $28,084
2 year cost
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Associate's Degree 2 $28,084
2 year cost
Ethnic Studies Associate's Degree 2 $28,084
2 year cost
Journalism Associate's Degree 2 $28,084
2 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Associate's Degree 2 $28,084
2 year cost
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant Associate's Degree 2 $28,084
2 year cost
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 $28,084
2 year cost
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 2 $28,084
2 year cost
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General Associate's Degree 2 $28,084
2 year cost
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 $28,084
2 year cost
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 2 $28,084
2 year cost
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 2 $28,084
2 year cost
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General Associate's Degree 2 $28,084
2 year cost
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Associate's Degree 1 $28,084
2 year cost
International Relations and Affairs Associate's Degree 1 $28,084
2 year cost
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 $28,084
2 year cost
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster Associate's Degree 1 $28,084
2 year cost
Commercial and Advertising Art Associate's Degree 1 $28,084
2 year cost
Interior Design Associate's Degree 1 $28,084
2 year cost
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 $28,084
2 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Associate's Degree 1 $28,084
2 year cost
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 $28,084
2 year cost
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Associate's Degree 1 $28,084
2 year cost
Small Business Administration/Management Associate's Degree 1 $28,084
2 year cost
Banking and Financial Support Services Associate's Degree 1 $28,084
2 year cost
Real Estate Associate's Degree 1 $28,084
2 year cost

About Solano Community College

Solano Community College is a two year community college located in Fairfield, California.  Full time enrollment is 3,779 and part time is 7,437.  Solano Community 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 Solano Community College at CollegeSimply.

  • Address
  • Solano Community College
  • 4000 Suisun Valley Rd
  • Fairfield, California
  • 94534-3197

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