Cost of college went up for non-resident students at Contra Costa College


In-state tuition and fees were unchanged for 2018-19 at Contra Costa College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

California residents paid $1,312 to attend the two-year public institution in both the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years.

Non-resident students would have paid 552.7 percent more than residents this year, or $8,564. Non-resident tuition and fees grew 1.7 percent from $8,424 in 2017-18.

About 91 percent of the school's undergraduate population are California residents. And about 3 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 73 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 175 students received grants or scholarships totaling $889,636 and 3 students took out student loans totaling more than $20,869.

Including all undergraduates (7,193), 3,595 students used grants or scholarships totaling $10.3 million, and 132 students took out $763,988 in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~6,546
$1,298
$1,308
$1,312
$1,312
1.1%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Contra Costa College in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
119
49%
$572,827
$4,814
State / local grant or scholarship
163
67%
$274,494
$1,684
Institutional grants or scholarships
39
16%
$42,315
$1,085
Grant or scholarship aid total
175
72%
$889,636
$5,084
Federal student loans
3
1%
$20,869
$6,956
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
-
Student loan aid
3
1%
$20,869
$6,956
Total student aid
176
73%
-
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