2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Santa Monica College is $1,144 for California residents and $8,920 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees for SMC is $1,146 for California residents and $8,922 for out-of-state students.
The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 0.18% for California residents and increased by 0.02% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Off-campus living costs stayed same from the previous year. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at Santa Monica College are much lower than the average amount ($2,861) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($8,456 - Public Associate's - Public Rural-serving Small).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOFF Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$1,142 $8,918$15,818
2019-2020$1,144$8,920$15,818
Change % 2019-20200.18%0.02%0.00%
2020-2021$1,146$8,922$15,818
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at SMC.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$46$370
2019-2020$46$370
2020-2021$46$370
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for Santa Monica College graduates. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $27,900 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $40,200 for Santa Monica College graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$27,900$29,500$26,500
7 Years After Graduation$31,300--
8 Years After Graduation$33,200--
9 Years After Graduation$37,400--
10 Years After Graduation$40,200$42,700$38,200

SMC 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at SMC for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $4,581 for California residents and $37,835 for out-of-state students.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at Santa Monica College.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at Santa Monica College
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$1,145$1,145$1,146$1,146$4,581
Out-of-State$9,131$9,346$9,567$9,792$37,835
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$1,145$1,146$1,146$1,147$4,583
Out-of-State$9,346$9,567$9,792$10,023$38,728
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$1,146$1,146$1,147$1,147$4,585
Out-of-State$9,567$9,792$10,023$10,260$39,642
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$1,146$1,147$1,147$1,148$4,587
Out-of-State$9,792$10,023$10,260$10,502$40,578
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$1,147$1,147$1,148$1,148$4,589
Out-of-State$10,023$10,260$10,502$10,750$41,535
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at Santa Monica College. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $75,065 for California residents and $108,319 for out-of-state students.
Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at Santa Monica College.
4 years COA at Santa Monica College
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$18,731$18,754$18,755$18,755$75,065
Out-of-State$26,717$26,955$27,199$27,448$108,319
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$18,754$18,778$18,778$18,779$75,160
Out-of-State$26,955$27,199$27,448$27,703$109,305
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$18,778$18,802$18,802$18,803$75,256
Out-of-State$27,199$27,448$27,703$27,963$110,313
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$18,802$18,826$18,826$18,827$75,353
Out-of-State$27,448$27,703$27,963$28,230$111,344
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$18,826$18,850$18,851$18,851$75,452
Out-of-State$27,703$27,963$28,230$28,502$112,398
Last year, 51 students ( 0.18% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $63,189 for California residents and $96,443 for out-of-state students.
Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at Santa Monica College.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at Santa Monica College
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$15,762$15,785$15,786$15,786$63,189
Out-of-State$23,748$23,986$24,230$24,479$96,443
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$15,785$15,809$15,809$15,810$63,284
Out-of-State$23,986$24,230$24,479$24,734$97,429
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$15,809$15,833$15,833$15,834$63,380
Out-of-State$24,230$24,479$24,734$24,994$98,437
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$15,833$15,857$15,857$15,858$63,477
Out-of-State$24,479$24,734$24,994$25,261$99,468
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$15,857$15,881$15,882$15,882$63,576
Out-of-State$24,734$24,994$25,261$25,533$100,522

2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for last five years. Use left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Santa Monica College.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Santa Monica College 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$1,144$1,746$15,818$8,920$1,746 $15,818

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