California community colleges are already an amazing deal in higher education: at only $47 per unit, course fees are some of the lowest in the country. But SBVC gives its students even more bang for their buck. According to, SBVC was ranked the most affordable community college in California for the 2020-2021 school year.

In a typical academic year, most SBVC students receive financial aid grants and scholarships, and over 97% avoid taking on any student loan debt while attending. With nearly $33 million in grants, scholarships, and other financial aid distributed annually, SBVC students can access high-quality, affordable education that propels them into high-paying career.

SBVC President Diana Rodriguez said the college has prioritized providing an affordable and accessible education for students of San Bernardino and the Inland Empire.

“Our mission is to ensure that all students who truly wish to achieve their educational and career goals with us here at SBVC are able to do so, regardless of their income,” Rodriguez said. “We are proud to be the most affordable community college in the state, and make our communities as equitable and accessible as possible.”

The college also offers an array of workstudy, financial aid, scholarships and grants for full and part time students.

“The bottom line is that we want students to know that we will find a way to make our school affordable for them,” Rodriguez said.

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