In 2022, tuition for full-time Guam Community College students was $3,120 a year for in-state students and $3,720 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
Remember, the advertized cost of tuition doesn't give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students owe a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Tuition for international students at Guam Community College is $4,320 per year.
Guam Community College is a public institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $3,120 for in-state students who attend full-time. For non-GU residents, out-of-state tuition is $3,720 a year.
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 status can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to confirm your state's guidelines for how to qualify for as an in-state resident. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. 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.
Tuition at Guam Community College is higher for international students than it is for out-of-state students.
International students at Guam Community College can expect to pay around $4,320 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.
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 Guam Community College-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Guam Community College.
Housing and campus dining at Guam Community College is $10,800 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat in the school dining halls.
Guam Community College does not offer on-campus housing for students, so there are no charge for dorms, however you should take into account other housing costs when looking at the actual cost of various colleges.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books and supplies 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 charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have resources so that those with demonstrated need to get help covering these costs.
The cost of getting around 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 small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring 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. At Guam Community College, freshman are allowed to park 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 other hand transportation in an urban area is sometimes pricey, but there may be more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Guam Community College campus is located in a small town setting in GU.
When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, 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 Guam Community College.
What will the cost of attending Guam Community College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$10,800|
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.
In 2022, 0 of the 1,690 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.
|Most Common Loans for Guam 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 Guam 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 Guam 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 Guam Community College seem more manageable.
What will attending Guam 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 Guam 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.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
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 if you qualify for a 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.
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