CCLA is committed to offering high-quality programs at tuition rates that are among the most affordable in the nation. California residents pay only $46 per unit, saving as much as $20,800 per year over a four-year school.

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Rethink College Affordability

Whether you’re already in the workforce and looking to add skills to advance your career or are just now starting on your higher-education journey, the Community Colleges of LA is the affordable, smart choice. There are various financial aid options available to those that qualify that can cover tuition, textbooks, transportation, and sometimes even help with your rent!

Save More, Earn More

Avg. Savings Per Year Over a 4-Year CA State School*


Increased Earnings with an Associate Degree vs. No Degree


Tuition & Fees

California resident enrolling in 12 units pay $46 per unit (more for out-of-state and international students). You’ll have additional costs including books, supplies, parking, and fees for things like health services and parking.

Financial Aid

There are various types of financial aid available to you, and our enrollment coaches can guide you through every step in the application process. Just a few examples of the types of aid you may be eligible for include:

Pell Grants

This federal grant awards up to $6,195 per year based on financial need.

California College Promise Grant

This grant helps California residents pursue their higher education goals by waiving tuition fees for community college. Over 1 million Californians took advantage of this lucrative grant last year!

Cal Grants

You may be eligible for one of three available Cal Grants which are awarded based on the information you provide in your financial aid application.


There are thousands of opportunities to be awarded scholarships that don’t need to be repaid. All you have to do is apply!

Work Study

If work study is offered as part of your financial aid package, you can earn money through part-time jobs on campus or in your community.

Veterans Assistance

The State of California provides education assistance to veterans, active-duty military, and dependents.

A Smarter Path to Success


Save 50% or more on average compared to other universities and vocational schools. California community colleges are among the most affordable in the country.

Fast Track to a Great Job

Put your new skills to work faster with programs designed to prepare you for the workforce in as few as several months.


Seamless Transferability

Save money on a bachelor’s by transferring to a four-year institution after completing your associate degree at CCLA.

Earn More

Finish your associate degree to earn on average 46% more per year than those without any degree.**

In-Demand Programs

Gain the skills to get the jobs you want in the modern workforce and in emerging industries.


Flexible Options

Choose courses offered in convenient formats and schedules—including online, nights, and weekends—to fit your busy life.

Supportive Environment

Get personalized, one-on-one attention from professors who truly care about your success.

Real Campus Experience

Enjoy all the benefits of a true campus experience, close to home and for a fraction of the price of a four-year school.

**National Center for Education Statistics data, ***California Community Colleges data

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Call now to speak with an enrollment coach or fill out the form on this page to get more information about the financial aid options available to help make higher education even more attainable.

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