Tuition and Fees - In-District


Average one-year net cost of attendance

$1,885

Note: Prices reflect Fall 2016-Summer 2017 costs.

           

The net cost of attendance is the cost of attendance minus grants and scholarships. It is a more accurate estimate of the actual cost to you than the cost of attendance.

           

86%

of first-time college students receive aid at SMC.

The average amount of scholarships and grants (that's money that does not need to be repaid) for full-time, first-time freshmen is $5,105

Tuition Breakdown

Net cost of attendance

Cost of attendance

Tuition:

     

$3,457.50

Fees:

  +  

$1,432.50

Books and supplies:

  +  

$1,200

Transportation:

  +  

$     900

Total:

     

$6,990

 
 
 

Cost of attendance:

     

$6,990

Avg. grants and scholarships:

-

$5,105

Net Cost:

     

$1,885

"But I don't have $1,885."

CONSIDER THIS:

Working a minimum wage job for 20 hours per week, you'll earn around $1,666 per semester (after taxes)—that's $3,432 for two semesters, more than enough to cover that $1,885.

If you work the same amount during the summer, you can make another $1,666 to spend however you want—or better yet, to save for the future.

 

SMC has a number of on-campus employment opportunities open to students. You can also check out our regional job postings for additional opportunities.

 

As a last resort, loans are available to help cover your remaining expenses while in school. Learn more here.

SMC Degree Worth Arrow  Is a SMC degree worth it?

YES! Let the facts speak for themselves:

  • 100% of our recent School of Nursing and Health Services grads are employed in their field.
  • Associate degree holders earn significantly more money over their lifetime than high-school graduates.
  • Unemployment rates for associate degree holders are lower than unemployment rates among high-school graduates.
  • Those with associate degrees in technical fields often out-earn bachelor's degree holders.
  • Most programs require internships. When you leave SMC, you won't just leave with a degree; you will have practical experience that is invaluable to the job search.
  • Earning a degree establishes credibility. It shows potential employers that you have the training to fulfill a job's responsibilities.

What's next?

*These costs are averages based on a full-time student living with parents 30 miles from campus, driving four days a week and taking 15 credits per semester. Your actual cost of attendance and financial aid will vary.