In 2019, tuition for full-time students at Davidson County Community College was $1,824 a year for in-state students and $6,432 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, college tuition rises about 3%ba year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams feel scary, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't tell the full story. Many students owe a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable until you're done with college.
Davidson County Community College is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $1,824 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 a lower cost of attendance 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 check your state's eligibility criteria for as an in-state resident. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be additional requirements too, depending on where you live.
Davidson 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 Davidson County Community College-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Davidson County Community College:
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
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 Davidson County Community College.
Davidson County Community College does not offer on-campus housing for students, so there is no cost for housing, however you should take into account the cost of off-campus housing when comparing the actual cost of various schools Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facilities can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $8,541.
Board costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . The real 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 books from students who have already taken the course.
The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more. Students who attend Davidson County Community College full time can expect to pay around $155 in fees every year they are enrolled.
Keep in mind, there could also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer ways so that those with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school?. Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation.
A school's location can impact the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. 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 pricey, but cities may offer more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. Davidson County Community Collegeis in a rural setting in North Carolina.
When you're planning for college, be sure to consider the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Davidson County Community College.
|2021 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Total Estimated Costs|
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
Davidson County Community College’s tuition and fees change based on: Academic program for both full and part-time students Course load for both full and part-time students
In 2021, 0 of the 4,101 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.
|Most Common Loans for Davidson 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 Davidson County Community College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
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 Davidson 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 Davidson County Community College seem more manageable.
What will attending Davidson 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 get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Davidson County Community College's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Davidson County Community College does not have guaranteed tuition.
A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for Davidson County Community College students.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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