In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Otero Junior College was $4,452 a year for in-state students and $4,601 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If this information makes going to college feel scary, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't tell the full story. Many students owe far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Tuition for international students at Otero Junior College is $4,601 per year.
Otero Junior College is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $4,452 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time. For students who are not considered Colorado-residents, out-of-state tuition is $4,601 a year.
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..
Attending an insitution where you qualify for in-state tuition can save significant money on the overall cost of college. Be sure to verify your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria too, depending on where you live.
OJC has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at Otero Junior College can expect to pay around $4,601 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.
International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or OJC-specific aid and scholarships.
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 OJC.
Housing and campus dining at OJC costs $9,380 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat in the OJC's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . The actual cost of books and supplies 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.
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 other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have resources for students with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school?. Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use public 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 also have a big effect on 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 an urban area might be costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Otero Junior Collegeis in a rural setting in Colorado.
When you're planning for college, be sure to take into account personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to OJC.
|2021 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$9,380|
|Total Estimated Costs|
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
In 2021, 0 of the 1,449 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.
|Most Common Loans for OJC 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 OJC 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 OJC 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 OJC seem more manageable.
What will attending OJC 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 understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the OJC'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 offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , 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.
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