Tuition and Fees - In-District

Average one-year net cost of attendance


Note: Prices reflect Fall 2017-Summer 2018 costs.
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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.



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 $4,856.

Tuition Breakdown

Cost of Attendance

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Net Cost of Attendance





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"But I don't have $3,385."


Working a minimum wage job for 20 hours per week, you'll earn around $1,869 per semester (after taxes)—that's $3,738 for two semesters, more than enough to cover that $3,385.

If you work the same amount during the summer, you can make another $1,869 to spend however you want—or better yet, to save for next semester.



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 about loans 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 taking 15 credit hours per semester. Average grants and scholarships are based on 2015 statistics, the latest year for which data is available. Your actual cost of attendance and financial aid will vary.