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Meridian Community College

Meridian, MS 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate81%
Acceptance Rate81%

Meridian Community College Tuition Information

In 2011, tuition for full-time students at Meridian Community College was $3,658 a year for in-state students and $5,718 a year for out-of-state students.

On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.

If this makes attending the college of your dreams sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition does not give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students find the actual cost of college is a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until you're done with college.

International students can expect to pay 5,718 per year for tuition at Meridian Community College.

For information on Meridian Community College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

Does Meridian Community College Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Meridian Community College is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $3,658 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.Non-MS residents can expect to pay 5,718 per year for tuition.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. 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 on the overall cost of college. Be sure to check your state's eligibility criteria for in-state tuition. 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 additional requirements too, depending on where you live.

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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 $5,718 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.

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


Meridian Community College Living Expenses, Fees, and More


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 Meridian Community College.

Room and Board Costs at Meridian Community College

Housing and campus dining at Meridian Community College costs $5,680 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat in the Meridian Community College's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.

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

How Much Do Books Cost at Meridian Community College?

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are 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 also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have ways for students with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.

Transportation costs

The cost of getting around 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 small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

The location of a college or university 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 flip side, transportation in a city might be expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Meridian Community College campus is located in a town in MS.

Other Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to consider personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


The Full Cost of Attending Meridian Community College


Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for Meridian Community College.

Total Cost of Meridian Community College

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

2023 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $3,658
Out-of-State Tuition $5,718
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


Meridian Community College Financial Aid


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.

Does Meridian Community 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, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

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.

Meridian Community 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.

Meridian Community College's endowment was valued at $16.1 million in 2023, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Meridian Community College spends about $7,030 a year.


Learn More About Meridian Community College


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Meridian Community College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$9,822

In State

$11,882

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$3,658
$5,718
Fees
$484
$484
Housing
$5,680
$5,680
Books
Unknown
Unknown

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

2,621

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

81%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$4,142

Out-of-State

$6,202

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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