In 2022, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College's tuition was $4,052 a year for in-state students and $8,102 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.
If these numbers feel scary, remember, the advertized cost of tuition doesn't tell the full story. Many students pay a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Additionally, student loans can make theprice of collegefeel more doable until after graduation.
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $4,052 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 a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to check your state's criteria for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. 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 as well, depending on where you live.
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LBWCC has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may be eligible for private or school-specific aid and scholarships.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at LBWCC.
Room and board at LBWCC costs $5,552 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 school dining halls.
Board costs can depend 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 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.
Most schools charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have resources so that those with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
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 own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
A school's location 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 getting around in an urban area can be expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Lurleen B. Wallace Community College campus is in a small town setting in Alabama.
When budgeting for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for 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.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for LBWCC.
What will the cost of attending LBWCC be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$5,552|
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.
LBWCC’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for both full and part-time students
In 2022, 0 of the 1,816 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.
|Most Common Loans for LBWCC 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 LBWCC 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 LBWCC 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 LBWCC seem more manageable.
What will attending LBWCC 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the LBWCC'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.
LBWCC offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some schools 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.
LBWCC 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.
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