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Meridian Community College

Meridian, MS 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate33%
Acceptance Rate33%

Meridian Community College Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Meridian Community College was $3,552 a year for in-state students and $5,552 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 pay much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college feel more doable until after graduation.

International students can expect to pay 5,552 per year for tuition at Meridian Community College.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Meridian Community College

Meridian Community College is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $3,552 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time. For students who are not considered MS-residents, out-of-state tuition is $5,552 a year.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions 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 eligibility criteria for as an in-state resident. 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 the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Meridian Community College International Student Tuition

Meridian Community College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students at Meridian Community College can expect to pay around $5,552 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.

Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or Meridian Community College-specific aid and scholarships.


Meridian Community College Living Expenses, Fees, and More


In addition to 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 Meridian Community College.

House and Food Costs at Meridian Community College

Housing and campus dining at Meridian Community College costs $5,680 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the Meridian Community College's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.

Board costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

How Much Do Books Cost at Meridian Community College?

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The real 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 used textbooks and materials.

Annual Fees

The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

There may be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.

The Cost of Transportation at Meridian 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? 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 questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At Meridian Community College, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

A school's location can impact 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 a city might be costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Meridian Community Collegeis in a small town setting in MS.

Other Costs

When you're planning for college, be sure to consider the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


Total Tuition and Expenses at Meridian Community College


Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Meridian Community College.

How Much Does Meridian Community College Cost?

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

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $3,552
Out-of-State Tuition $5,552
Room and Board $5,680

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.

Meridian Community College’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for full-time students


Financial Aid at Meridian Community College


In 2022, 0 of the 2,718 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.

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

Scholarships at Meridian 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.

Net Cost of Meridian 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 Meridian 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 Meridian Community College seem more manageable.

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

Meridian Community College Tuition Payment Plans

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

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

Meridian Community College Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for 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 if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Meridian 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 Meridian Community College


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Meridian Community College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$11,576

In State

$13,576

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$3,552
$5,552
Fees
$344
$344
Housing
$5,680
$5,680
Books
$2,000
$2,000

Meridian Community College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

Unknown

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,718

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

33%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$3,896

Out-of-State

$5,896

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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