Paying for College
Community college is a fantastic investment in your future. That’s why CCLA is committed to offering high-quality programs at tuition rates that are among the most affordable in the nation—while helping make your educational goals even more affordable with generous financial aid available to those that qualify.
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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!
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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.
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:
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!
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!
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.
The State of California provides education assistance to veterans, active-duty military, and dependents.