Financial Aid Amount Received
$3,037 (34.13% of tuition & fees)
Percent of Financial Aid Received
43% of 11,024 students

All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

4,705 undergraduate students (43% of all students) have received grants, scholarships, and/or federal student loans at Cuesta College. The percentage of students who received financial aid lower compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.
Compare to similar schools in rankings such as Allan Hancock College and Cuyamaca College, the percentage of students who received financial aid is average (the average of the schools is 43.80%).
The average amount of grants of scholarship aid is $3,037 and the average loan amount is $6,742. The average financial aid amount is 34.13% of tuition & fees based on out-of-state rate (tuition & fees: $8,898).

Undergraduate Financial Aid by Type

Number Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidTotal Amount of Aid ReceivedAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or scholarship aid4,705 43%$14,289,868$3,037
Pell Grants2,238 21%$8,006,257$3,577
Federal Students Loans441 4%$2,973,194$6,742

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid Comparison Chart

First-time (full-time) Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

For the full-time, first-time undergraduate students (freshmen, in most cases), 541 students have received one or more types of financial aid at Cuesta College.
The average amount of federal, state, local or institutional grant aid is $4,195 and the average amount of student loans awarded to full-time first-time undergraduate students is $5,551.
The following table shows the financial data by type of aid at Cuesta College.

First-time Undergraduate Financial Aid by Type

Number Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidTotal Amount of Aid ReceivedAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid54976%--
Grant or scholarship aid541 75%$2,269,242$4,195
Federal Grants260 36%$1,201,532$4,621
Pell Grants260 36%$1,192,132$4,585
Other Federal Grants26 4%$9,400$362
State/Local Grants429 59%$890,017$2,075
Institutional Grants340 47%$177,693$523
Student Loans39 5%$216,476$5,551
Federal Student Loans39 5%$216,476$5,551
Other Student Loans0 0%$0$0

Financial Aid by Income Level

The following table summarizes the number of schools receiving financial aid and its average amount by income levels at Cuesta College.
Income Level# of Students# of Students Receiving AidTotal Amount of Aid ReceivedAverage Amount of Aid Received
All Income Level--$1,903,789$6,948
0 - $30,000165 165$1,312,659$7,956
$30,001 - $48,00053 53$405,453$7,650
$48,001 - $75,00038 38$156,269$4,112
$75,001 - $110,00014 14$29,408$2,101
$110,001 - more4 0$0$0

Paid Tuition Rates by Residency

At Cuesta College, for the first-time/full-time students, 700 students have paid in-state rate of tuition and 22 students have paid out-of-state tuition rate.
# of Students
In-District Rate0
In-State Rate700
Out-of-State Rate22
Un-known0

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