In 2020, tuition for full-time students at Mississippi Delta Community College was $3,060 a year for in-state students and $5,260 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams seem daunting, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students owe far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college until after graduation.
Tuition for international students at Mississippi Delta Community College is $5,260 per year.
Mississippi Delta Community College is a public institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $3,060 for in-state students who attend full-time. For students who are not considered MS-residents, out-of-state tuition is $5,260 a year.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as MS residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to check your state's requirements for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Mississippi Delta Community College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at Mississippi Delta Community College usually pay around $5,260 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other 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 Mississippi Delta 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 planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Mississippi Delta Community College.
Board costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required. 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 offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at Mississippi Delta Community College pay $25 in fees each academic year.
There may be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have resources for students with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
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 small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Where are a college is located 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 getting around in an urban area can be expensive, but cities may offer more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Mississippi Delta Community Collegeis located in a small town setting in MS.
When you're planning for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Mississippi Delta Community College.
|2021 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Total Estimated Costs|
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
The majority of Mississippi Delta Community College undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2021, 1,475 of the 1,944 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Mississippi Delta Community College meets 50% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $2,968 a year.
|Most Common Loans for Mississippi Delta 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 Mississippi Delta 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.
In 2021, Mississippi Delta Community College awarded 1,357 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $17 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $3.72 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
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 Mississippi Delta 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 Mississippi Delta Community College was $2,968 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Mississippi Delta Community College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$117|
What will attending Mississippi Delta 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 Mississippi Delta 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 reduce the total cost of attendance. 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.
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