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Grand Rapids Community College Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Grand Rapids Community College was $7,410 a year for in-state students and $11,130 a year for out-of-state students.

On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

If this information makes going to college seem daunting, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students find the actual cost of college is 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 out of pocket until after graduation.

Grand Rapids Community College: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

Grand Rapids Community College is a public institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $7,410 for in-state students who 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 an insitution where you are eligible for in-state tuition can save students a lot of money on the total cost of attending college. Don't forget to confirm your state's criteria for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be other criteria too, depending on where you live.

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Tuition for International Students at Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids 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 federal financial aid, but should research private or Grand Rapids Community College-specific aid and scholarships.

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.

Grand Rapids Community College Housing 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 Grand Rapids Community College.

House and Food Costs at Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Community College doesn't provide on-campus housing for students, so there are no charge for dorms, however students should consider the cost of off-campus housing when evaluating the actual cost of different colleges. 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 $4,000.

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Grand Rapids Community College

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Yearly Fees

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 Grand Rapids Community College full time can expect to pay around $459 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 have ways for students with demonstrated need to get help covering these costs.

The Cost of Transportation at Grand Rapids Community College

The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. 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 own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget.

Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on 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 transportation in an urban area is usually costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Grand Rapids Community College campus is in a urban setting in Michigan.

Are There Any Other Costs Associated With College?

When budgeting for college, don’t forget to consider personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Grand Rapids Community College.

How Much Does Grand Rapids Community College Cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $7,410
Out-of-State Tuition $11,130
Board Only $3,506
Yearly Fees $459
Total Estimated Costs

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

Grand Rapids 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

Grand Rapids Community College Financial Aid

In 2021, 0 of the 12,107 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.

Most Common Loans for Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids Community College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Grand Rapids 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.

In 2021, a total of $4.6 million was awarded in need-based scholarships.

Net Cost of Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids Community College seem more manageable.

What will attending Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids Community College's net cost calculator on their website.

Grand Rapids Community College Tuition Payment Plans

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

Grand Rapids Community College does not have guaranteed tuition.

A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for Grand Rapids Community College students.

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

Grand Rapids Community College Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Grand Rapids 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.

Learn More About Grand Rapids Community College

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Grand Rapids Community College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$7,869

In State

$11,589

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,410
$11,130
Fees
$459
$459
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Grand Rapids Community College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

Unknown

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

12,107

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

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Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,869

Out-of-State

$11,589

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Application Deadline

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