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Bucks County Community College Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Bucks County Community College was $9,900 a year for in-state students and $14,850 a year for out-of-state students.

On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

If this information makes going to college sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't tell the full story. Many students pay a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college until after graduation.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Bucks County Community College

Bucks County Community College is a public country institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $9,900 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to confirm your state's criteria for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.

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Bucks County Community College International Student Tuition

Bucks County Community College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships.

Bucks County Community College Living Expenses and Other Costs

Tuition is not the only cost of attending college;there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Bucks County Community College.

House and Food Costs at Bucks County Community College

Bucks County Community College doesn't offer on-campus housing for students, so there is no cost for housing, however students should consider other housing costs when evaluating the actual cost of various schools

Meal-plan costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Bucks County Community College

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Annual Fees

Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more. Full-time undergrads at Bucks County Community College can expect to pay around $1,135 in fees every year they are enrolled.

There may be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school?. Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget.

The location of a college or university can impact transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in a city might be costly, but there may be more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. Bucks County Community Collegeis in a suburban setting in Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, be sure to take into account the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo .

Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Bucks County Community College.

How Much Does Bucks County Community College Cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $9,900
Out-of-State Tuition $14,850
Yearly Fees $1,135
Total Estimated Costs

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Bucks County Community College Financial Aid

In 2021, 0 of the 6,988 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.

Most Common Loans for Bucks County Community College Students

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Bucks County Community College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Bucks County Community College

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

Net Cost of Bucks County Community College

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Bucks County Community College students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Bucks County Community College seem more manageable.

What will attending Bucks County Community College really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Bucks County Community College's net cost calculator on their website.

Bucks County Community College Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Bucks County Community College offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Bucks County Community College Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Bucks County Community College has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

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Bucks County Community College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$11,035

In State

$15,985

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$9,900
$14,850
Fees
$1,135
$1,135
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Bucks County Community College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

Unknown

* Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,988

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

96%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,035

Out-of-State

$15,985

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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