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Great Basin College

Elko, NV 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate61%
Acceptance Rate61%

Great Basin College Tuition Information

In 2018, tuition for full-time students at Great Basin College was $3,518 a year for in-state students and $10,219 a year for out-of-state students.

Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.

Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students owe much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until you're done with college.

First-year students that attend Great Basin College full-time are awarded $2,502 a year in financial aid, on average.

Does Great Basin College Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Great Basin College is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $3,518 for in-state students who 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. Be sure to confirm your state's requirements for in-state tuition. 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.

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Tuition for International Students at Great Basin College

Tuition at Great Basin College is the same for each student.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or Great Basin College-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Great Basin College:

•On-campus jobs •Great Basin College-specific loans •Great Basin College-specific scholarships

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


Great Basin College Living Expenses, Fees, and More


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 Great Basin College.

Room and Board Costs at Great Basin College

Room and board at Great Basin College is $6,000 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat in the Great Basin College's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.

Meal-plan costs may vary depending on the number of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at Great Basin 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 materials 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 charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have ways so that those with financial need to get help covering these costs.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Where are a college is located can impact your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in a city is often pricey, but cities may offer more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. Great Basin Collegeis located in a town in Nevada.

Other Costs

When creating a budget for college, be sure to consider 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.


Financial Breakdown for Great Basin College


Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Great Basin College.

How Much Does Great Basin College Cost?

What will the cost of attending Great Basin College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2023 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $3,518
Out-of-State Tuition $10,219
Room and Board $6,000
Other expenses $3,900

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

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


Financial Aid at Great Basin College


In 2023, 328 of the 3,772 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $2,502 a year.

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 Great Basin College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Great Basin 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 2023, Great Basin College awarded 304 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $2.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.86 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Great Basin 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 Great Basin 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.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Great Basin College was $2,502 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Great Basin College seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
In-State, On-Campus $10,249
Net In-state, Off-campus $6,751
Out-of-State, On-Campus $19,452

What will attending Great Basin 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 Great Basin College's net cost calculator on their website.

Great Basin College Tuition Payment Plans

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

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Does Great Basin College Offer 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 with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

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

Great Basin College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.

As of 2018, the total market value of Great Basin College's endowment was $6.7 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.


Learn More About Great Basin College


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Great Basin College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$11,353

In State

$18,054

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$3,518
$10,219
Fees
$165
$165
Housing
$6,000
$6,000
Books
$1,670
$1,670

Great Basin College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

65%

Average Financial Aid Package

$2,590

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,192

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

61%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$3,683

Out-of-State

$10,384

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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