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Lorain County Community College

Elyria, OH 4-Year Public
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Lorain County Community College Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time Lorain County Community College students was $4,007 a year for in-state students and $7,947 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 a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.

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

Lorain County Community College is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $4,007 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing a college where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save significant money on the overall cost of college. Don't forget to confirm your state's rules for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. 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 too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Tuition for International Students at Lorain County Community College

Tuition at Lorain County Community College is the same for each student.

Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or Lorain County Community College-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..

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


Lorain County Community College Housing Expenses, Fees, and More


In addition to the cost of tuition, 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 Lorain County Community College.

Room and Board Costs at Lorain County Community College

Lorain County Community College doesn't offer on-campus housing for students, so there are no charge for dorms, however students should consider the cost of off-campus housing when estimating the cost of various colleges.

Meal-plan costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

How Much Do Books Cost at Lorain County 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 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.

Annual Fees

The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer resources so that those with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.

The Cost of Transportation at Lorain County Community College

The cost of getting around in college can really vary. 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 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.

A school's location can also have a big effect on 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 an urban area can be costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Lorain County Community College campus is located in a suburban setting in Ohio, not far from Cleveland.

Other Costs

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.


The Full Cost of Attending Lorain County Community College


Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Lorain County Community College.

Total Cost of Lorain County Community College

What will the cost of attending Lorain County Community College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $4,007
Out-of-State Tuition $7,947

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.


Lorain County Community College Financial Aid


In 2022, 1,661 of the 10,138 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Lorain County Community College meets 57.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $4,769 a year.

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

Scholarships at Lorain 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.

In 2022, Lorain County Community College awarded 1,581 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $14.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.57 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Lorain County Community College Net Cost

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 Lorain 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.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Lorain County Community College was $4,769 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Lorain County Community College seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
In-State, On-Campus $-4,221
Net In-state, Off-campus $2,760
Out-of-State, On-Campus $4,488

Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.

What will attending Lorain 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 Lorain County Community College's net cost calculator on their website.

Lorain 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.

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

Lorain County Community College Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. 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.


Learn More About Lorain County Community College


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Lorain County Community College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$4,858

In State

$8,799

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$4,400
$8,341
Fees
$458
$458
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
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Lorain County Community College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

58%

Average Financial Aid Package

$5,455

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

10,138

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

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Tuition and Fees

In State

$4,858

Out-of-State

$8,799

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Application Deadline

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