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Tuition Cost by Program

Tuition costs may include Administrative fees, Uniforms, Textbooks/e-books, classroom equipment and supplies. Student out-of-pocket expenses may vary based on student eligibility for Federal Financial Aid (Pell Grant) and other grants available.

Accounting Clerk


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Administrative Medical Assistant


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Automotive Specialist


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Building Maintenance


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Business Office Administration


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Culinary Arts


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Early Childhood Care & Education


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Electrician (Residential & General)


Facility Maintenance Technician


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HVAC Specialist


HVAC Technician & Green Technology


IT Support Specialist


Low Voltage Applications Technician


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Massage and Physical Therapy Aide


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Medical Administrative Assistant


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Truck Driver


Truck Driver I


Welding Fabrication


Accreditation & Licensing

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grants do not have to be repaid. Maximum amounts vary by year, but the amount awarded is based on individual need.

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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

FSEOG funds are limited and are awarded only to students who have exceptional financial need. Students with exceptional need are those who have an expected family contribution (EFC) of zero toward their education (based on automated analysis of the FAFSA application), and are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant program during the same award year.

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Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study provides part-time jobs for students who are in need of additional earnings to meet education expenses. Earnings from a Work Study job do not have to be repaid.

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Student Loans

CET participates in the Direct Loan Program (both subsidized and unsubsidized). Interest rates are fixed for the life of the loans and are not awarded based on personal credit history. A Subsidized Loan is awarded on the basis of financial need. The federal government “subsidizes” the interest during the time the student attends school and during grace and deferment periods.

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PLUS – (Parent) Loan

The PLUS (Parent) Loans are for parents of dependent students to help pay education expenses. The maximum loan amount is the student’s cost of attendance minus any other financial aid received.

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Cal Grant C Award

The Cal Grant C program provides FREE MONEY to students pursuing an occupational or technical program. Students must apply for FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application to apply. No GPA requirement.

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Chafee Foster Youth Grant Award

The Chafee Foster Youth Grant Program is a federal and state funded grant subject to yearly availability of funds. This program is administered by the Commission through an interagency agreement with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). Chafee provides current or former California foster youth up to $5,000 per year for education expenses at an eligible California or out of state college. Awards may be used for postsecondary education including career and technical training.

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Access Cal Grant and Chafee information and manage your account 24 hours a day, seven days a week at You can also update your e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, or school of attendance.

You can also call the Commission at (888) 224-7268, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (PST)


Find out what it’s going to cost with Financial Aid

Use this Net Price Calculator to estimate the cost of attendance with grants. This may not be the final number, but it will get you started.