In 2022, Golden West College's tuition was $1,288 a year for in-state students and $10,108 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.
If these numbers seem daunting, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students find the actual cost of college is way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Tuition for international students at Golden West College is $10,108 per year.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student at Golden West College is around $1,519 a year.
Golden West College is a public institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $1,288 for in-state students who attend full-time.Non-California residents can expect to pay 10,108 per year for tuition.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as California residents.
Choosing a school where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the overall cost of college. Be sure to confirm your state's rules for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.
Golden West College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at Golden West College usually pay around $10,108 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may be eligible for private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Golden West College:
•On-campus jobs •Golden West College-specific scholarships •International Students Tuition Waivers
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Golden West College.
Golden West College does not provide on-campus housing for students, so there is no cost for housing, however you should take into account other housing costs when looking at the cost of different colleges.
Meal-plan costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
There may be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer resources for students with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus walkable? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
A school's location can also have a big effect on the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in an urban area is usually pricey, but there may be more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Golden West College campus is located in a suburb in California, near Los Angeles and Orange County.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Golden West College.
What will the cost of attending Golden West College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2023 Total Tuition and Expenses|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
Golden West College’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for both full and part-time students
In 2023, 3,499 of the 10,053 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $1,519 a year.
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Golden West College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2023, Golden West College awarded 3,495 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $16.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Golden West College students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Golden West College was $1,519 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Golden West College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$3,783|
Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.
What will attending Golden West College really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Golden West College's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Golden West College does not have guaranteed tuition.
Golden West College offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Golden West College has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.
Golden West College's endowment was valued at $11.4 million in 2023, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Golden West College spends about $4,050 a year.
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