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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Taft University System is $3,292 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 77% cheaper than the national average private for-profit four year college tuition of $14,395. The cost is 86% cheaper than the average California tuition of $23,377 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 1st in California amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 144th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $118 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $3,410.

Housing Costs

Taft University System doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Santa Ana area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $18,500.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $750.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $3,500 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Taft University System was $26,160 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of California residence status as there is no in-state discount. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $7,660.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Taft University System and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Taft University System
Estimated Budgets
California Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$26,160
   In-State Tuition$3,292
   Other Fees$118
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$18,500
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,500
   Books and Supplies$750
California Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$7,660
   In-State Tuition$3,292
   Other Fees$118
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,500
   Books and Supplies$750
Non-Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$26,160
   Out-of-State Tuition$3,292
   Other Fees$118
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$18,500
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,500
   Books and Supplies$750

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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 $26,160 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 Taft University System net price for in-state students is $0* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

0% of Taft University System students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $0. 0 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $0. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Taft University System, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Taft University System
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$0*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid0%
Average Total Grant Aid$0
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants0%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$0

Average Net Price 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 published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000n/a
$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 - $26,160 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $26,160. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

0%
0%
100%

Grants and Scholarships

 0% - $0

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

Federal Loans

 0% - $0

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

Out of Pocket

 100% -  $22,660

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


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 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 Private Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Taft University System
University of Phoenix Southern California Campus220.8% more expensive
West Coast University Orange County934.6% more expensive
Southern California Institute of Technology396.2% more expensive
Trident University International180.7% more expensive
American University of Health Sciences504.7% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Taft University System.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Taft University System is $104,640 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 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.

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $130,800 or $0 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 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

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 Taft University System 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 Taft University System
Price per credit hour$137
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$411
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$548

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Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Taft University System in the future? 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 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $104,640.00. 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 Taft University System.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2023$35,976$143,904
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2028$45,916$183,663
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2033 $58,601$234,405
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2036 $67,838$271,353

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About Taft University System

Taft University System is a four year private college located in Santa Ana, California.  Full time enrollment is 668 and part time is 146.  Taft University System has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Address
Taft University System
3700 S Susan St Ste 200
Santa Ana, California
92704

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Taft University System is a private, for profit school.

Taft University System cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=454689 IPEDS survey data.