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Sowela Technical Community College

Lake Charles, LA 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
Acceptance Rate100%

Sowela Technical Community College Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Sowela Technical Community College was $3,335 a year for in-state students and $3,335 a year for out-of-state students.

Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

If this information makes going to college seem daunting, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition does not always give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students owe a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until you're done with college.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Sowela Technical Community College

Sowela Technical Community College is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $3,335 for in-state students who attend full-time.

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 school where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save significant money on the overall cost of college. Don't forget to check your state's requirements 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 the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Is Sowela Technical Community College's Tuition Different for International Students?

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

Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or Sowela Technical Community College-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Sowela Technical Community College:

•On-campus jobs •Sowela Technical Community College-specific scholarships •International Students Tuition Waivers

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.


Sowela Technical Community College Living Expenses, Fees, and More


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 Sowela Technical Community College.

House and Food Costs at Sowela Technical Community College

Sowela Technical Community 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 cost of various colleges.

Meal-plan costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

How Much Do Books Cost at Sowela Technical Community College?

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books 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

Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

There may be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer resources so that those with demonstrated need to get help covering these costs.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at Sowela Technical Community College

The total cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. At Sowela Technical Community College, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

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, getting around in an urban area may be costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Sowela Technical Community College campus is located in a urban setting in Louisiana.

Other Costs

When you're planning for college, don’t forget to consider the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.


Financial Breakdown for Sowela Technical Community College


Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Sowela Technical Community College.

Total Cost of Sowela Technical Community College

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

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $3,335
Out-of-State Tuition $3,335
Other expenses $2,308

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.

Sowela Technical Community College’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for both full and part-time students


Sowela Technical Community College Financial Aid


In 2022, 713 of the 2,914 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Sowela Technical Community College meets 99% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $5,129 a year.

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

Scholarships at Sowela Technical 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 2022, Sowela Technical Community College awarded 713 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $6.2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $9.07 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Sowela Technical Community College Net Cost

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 Sowela Technical 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 Sowela Technical Community College was $5,129 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Sowela Technical Community College seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
In-State, On-Campus $-2,385
Net In-state, Off-campus $2,744
Out-of-State, On-Campus $2,744

Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.

What will attending Sowela Technical 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 Sowela Technical Community College's net cost calculator on their website.

Sowela Technical Community College Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Sowela Technical 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 Sowela Technical Community College Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. 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.

Sowela Technical Community College has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students - X - Employees or Children of Employees

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


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Sowela Technical Community College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$5,565

In State

$5,565

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$3,335
$3,335
Fees
$930
$930
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
$1,300
$1,300

Sowela Technical Community College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

49%

Average Financial Aid Package

$4,997

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,914

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

100%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$4,265

Out-of-State

$4,265

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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