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South Piedmont Community College Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at South Piedmont Community College was $2,432 a year for in-state students and $8,576 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 total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students find the actual cost of college is a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until after graduation.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at South Piedmont Community College

South Piedmont Community College is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $2,432 for in-state students who attend full-time.

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.

Attending a school where you qualify for in-state tuition can save students a lot of money on the overall cost of college. Be sure to check your state's eligibility criteria for in-state residency. 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 the state you and your parents currently reside in.

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Do International Students Pay More to Go to South Piedmont Community College?

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

International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may be eligible for private or South Piedmont Community College-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at South Piedmont Community College:

  • On-campus jobs
  • Loans from outsideSouth Piedmont Community College
  • South Piedmont Community College-specific scholarships
  • International Students Tuition Waivers

South Piedmont Community College Room, Board and Other Costs

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 South Piedmont Community College.

Room and Board Costs at South Piedmont Community College

South Piedmont Community College doesn't 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 colleges.

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

How Much Do Books Cost at South Piedmont Community College?

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Yearly Fees

The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more. Full-time undergrads at South Piedmont Community College can expect to pay around $171 in fees every year they are enrolled.

Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have ways for students with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.

Transportation costs

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 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 estimated cost of transportation.

The location of a college or university can impact your transportation budget. 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 pricey, but there may be more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The South Piedmont Community College campus is located in a rural setting in North Carolina, not far from Charlotte.

Other College Costs

When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget 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 South Piedmont Community College.

Total Cost of South Piedmont Community College

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $2,432
Out-of-State Tuition $8,576
Yearly Fees $171
Total Estimated Costs

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

In 2021, 261 of the 3,136 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.

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

Scholarships at South Piedmont 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.

In 2021, South Piedmont Community College awarded 252 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $3.8 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school.

Net Cost of South Piedmont 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 South Piedmont 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 South Piedmont Community College seem more manageable.

What will attending South Piedmont 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the South Piedmont Community College's net cost calculator on their website.

South Piedmont Community College Tuition Payment Plans

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.

Does South Piedmont Community College Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges 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.

South Piedmont Community College has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

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South Piedmont Community College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$2,603

In State

$8,747

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$2,432
$8,576
Fees
$171
$171
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
Unknown
Unknown

South Piedmont Community College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

39%

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,136

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

Unknown

Tuition and Fees

In State

$2,603

Out-of-State

$8,747

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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