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Compare Costs

cost comparison of colleges Mt. SAC is $1400, CSU is $6700, UC is $13000 and Private is $31000. Mt. SAC is the best value and lowest tuition.

With classes at just $46 a unit, Mt. San Antonio College offers high-quality education for a lot less than UC, CSU, and private colleges. Students can save tens of thousands of dollars by starting at Mt. SAC and then transferring to a four-year university or using their degree or certificate to get a well-paying job. Mt. SAC offers: 

  • Same general education classes for 1/5 the cost of (80% less than) California State University (CSU) institutions
  • Same general education classes for 1/10 the cost of (90% less than) University of California (UC) institutions
  • Same general education classes for 1/30 the cost of (97% less than) private universities
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Tuition and Fees

Classes are just $46 a unit for California residents. On average, it costs just $1,400 per year to attend Mt. SAC full time. Close to 75% of our students receive financial aid and pay close to nothing to attend thanks to the Promise Grant. For a detailed list of the costs to attend Mt. SAC, visit the Fees webpage. If you have any questions, contact the Cashier's (cashier's) office at (909) 274-4960.

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

There are numerous programs that make Mt. SAC the best choice for an affordable education. About 3 out of 4 students receive financial aid and pay close to nothing to attend. In addition, most receive the California Community College California College Promise Grant (BOGW), which waives the enrollment fee and provides a reduced cost for health and parking fees for qualified California students. We also have more than $200,000 in scholarships for students each year. 

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Promise + Plus Program

Designed for first-time college students, the Promise + Plus program is a combination of services to help students access the life-changing benefits of a college education. We help students apply for financial aid and complete the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application to receive an enrollment fee waiver. 75% of our students do not have to pay enrollment fees for classes. Promise + Plus students also qualify for amazing benefits, like a $250 book grant, $100 food card, loaner laptop, Mountie gear, and MORE! 

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Calculate Your Costs for College

Mt. SAC provides a Net Price Calculator to help students estimate their college costs. The "net price" of college is the real price that a student pays -- the cost minus the financial aid awards you might qualify for. Our Net Price Calculator can help you estimate the true cost of attending college at Mt. SAC and give you an idea of the types of financial aid awards you qualify for. You can find out more and use our net price calculator.

Net Price Calculator