All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

5,136 undergraduate students (46% of all students) have received grants, scholarships, and/or federal student loans at Cuesta College. The percentage of students who received financial aid higher 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 44.30%).
The average amount of grants of scholarship aid is $3,016 and the average loan amount is $7,026. The average financial aid amount is 34.66% of tuition & fees based on out-of-state rate (tuition & fees: $8,702).

Undergraduate Financial Aid by Type

Number Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidTotal Amount of Aid ReceivedAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or scholarship aid5,136 46%$15,490,222$3,016
Pell Grants2,305 20%$7,973,516$3,459
Federal Students Loans337 3%$2,367,827$7,026

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), 467 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 $3,963 and the average amount of student loans awarded to full-time first-time undergraduate students is $5,741.
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 Aid46980%--
Grant or scholarship aid467 80%$1,850,856$3,963
Federal Grants198 34%$996,225$5,031
Pell Grants198 34%$972,225$4,910
Other Federal Grants25 4%$24,000$960
State/Local Grants458 78%$801,855$1,751
Institutional Grants178 30%$52,776$296
Student Loans24 4%$137,778$5,741
Federal Student Loans24 4%$137,778$5,741
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--$1,509,399$7,435
0 - $30,000104 104$895,084$8,607
$30,001 - $48,00049 49$402,304$8,210
$48,001 - $75,00039 39$189,611$4,862
$75,001 - $110,0007 7$12,647$1,807
$110,001 - more4 4$9,753$2,438

Paid Tuition Rates by Residency

At Cuesta College, for the first-time/full-time students, 564 students have paid in-state rate of tuition and 23 students have paid out-of-state tuition rate.
# of Students
In-District Rate0
In-State Rate564
Out-of-State Rate23
Un-known0

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