Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$8,898 ($1,338)
Off-campus Living Costs
$20,358
Undergraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$315 ($46)

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of Cuesta College are $1,338 for California residents and $8,898 for out-of-state students. Compare to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California, its tuition & fees are average.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Allan Hancock College and Cuyamaca College, tuition & fees of Cuesta College is average where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $8,755.
The average living cost of the school is $20,358 when a student lives off-campus.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at Cuesta College are $1,338 for California residents and $8,898 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 2.25% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearTuitionFees
2016$6,370 $38
2017$6,370 $38
2018$6,774 $50
2019$8,652 $50
2020$8,848 $50
2021$8,848 $50

Tuition Trends Chart

2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average living cost is $20,358 including room & board and other living expenses.
The living cost at the school has increased by 12.93% from last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs(Off-Campus Living)
YearRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$11,493$4,149
2017$11,970$4,167
2018$13,293$4,239
2019$13,779$4,248
2020$15,084$5,274
2021$15,084$5,274

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $1,971 at Cuesta College. The books & supplies cost has increased by 2.82% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

Cuesta College 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$1,746
2017$1,764
2018$1,854
2019$1,917
2020$1,971
2021$1,971

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

2020 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2020 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at Cuesta College is $46 for California residents and $315 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 1.94% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition per credit hour and its trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Table

2020 Tuition per Credit Hour
YearCalifornia ResidentsOut-of-State
2016$46$245
2017$46$245
2018$46$284
2019$46$309
2020$46$315
2021$46$315

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Chart