In 2013, tuition for full-time students at Parkland College was $10,905 a year for in-state students and $15,255 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams seem daunting, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students owe way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until after graduation.
Tuition for international students at Parkland College is $15,255 per year.
Parkland College is a public institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $10,905 for in-state students who attend full-time. For students who are not considered Illinois-residents, out-of-state tuition is $15,255 a year.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to verify your state's guidelines for how to qualify 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 other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Parkland College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at Parkland College can expect to pay around $15,255 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, 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 Parkland College.
Parkland College does not offer on-campus housing for students, so there are no charge for dorms, however you should take into account other housing costs when estimating the actual cost of different schools
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 real 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 help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Students who attend Parkland College full time pay $675 in fees every year they are enrolled.
Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer resources so that those with demonstrated need to get help covering these fees.
The cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school?. Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your transportation budget.
The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. 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 is sometimes expensive, but there may be more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Parkland College campus is located in a suburban setting in Illinois.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to take into account personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
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 Parkland College.
|2021 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Total Estimated Costs|
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
In 2021, 2,116 of the 7,291 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Parkland College meets 54% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $6,586 a year.
|Most Common Loans for Parkland 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 Parkland 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, Parkland College awarded 1,737 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $13.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $890000 thousand 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 Parkland 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 Parkland College was $6,586 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Parkland College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$4,994|
What will attending Parkland 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 Parkland 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 make attending more affordable. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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