We know that figuring out how to pay for college can be stressful and confusing, but we’re here to help you do it.
An IVC education is the first step to the future you want. And while it is an investment to attend, we're here to help you both understand the costs and get financial support to pay for them.
Know Your Costs
Part of the California Community Colleges, we charge $46/unit — the lowest per-unit-fee in the nation. If you’re a California resident taking 12 units, you will pay $552/ semester in tuition at IVC.
Of course, we know there’s more to attending college than just the tuition. Use our cost estimates to get an idea of what you will spend on other costs such as books, parking, student fees, and supplies.
In-state tuition in California is 39.1% of the average cost of community college attendance.
Get Help Paying for College
At IVC, we want to help ensure money doesn’t stand in the way of you reaching your educational goals.
There are many programs available to help you afford the costs of attending IVC.
Financial Aid can help you pay for tuition, books and supplies. And, you may be surprised with how much aid is available to you. The way to find out? Apply!
If you are an undocumented student, you too can received aid. Complete a California Dream Act Application to apply!
Scholarships are aid that you do not need to pay back. Each year the IVC Foundation offers scholarships to IVC students for academic achievement, financial need, and campus or community service.
Many of our support programs on campus also provide different types of financial support. Explore our programs to see which may be fit for you.
Paying Your Tuition & Fees
The Student Payment Services at IVC is the office that processes tuition, fees, and payments. Each semester, you will be able to pay your fees online in MySite or by check/cash/money order through the Bursar’s office.
You can make your payment immediately after you register for class(es) in MySite. Payment deadlines vary depending on the point of the semester so be sure to check the Student Payment Services website to understand the deadlines.