In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Tohono O'odham Community College was $932 a year for in-state students and $932 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 sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't tell the full story. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you're done with college.
Tohono O'odham Community College is a public institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $932 for in-state students who attend full-time.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.
Attending an insitution where you qualify for in-state tuition can save on the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Take the time to verify your state's rules for as an in-state resident. 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 additional requirements too, depending on where you live.
Tohono O'odham Community College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may be eligible for private or Tohono O'odham Community College-specific aid and scholarships.
In addition to 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 Tohono O'odham Community College.
Housing and campus dining at Tohono O'odham Community College is $7,622 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining halls. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facilities can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $2,400.
Meal-plan costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real 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 used textbooks and materials.
Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Students who attend Tohono O'odham Community College full time pay $110 in fees every year they are enrolled.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have resources for students with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. 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 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 questions can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. At Tohono O'odham Community College, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university can impact 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 is usually costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Tohono O'odham Community College campus is located in a rural setting in Arizona, near Tucson and Arizona.
When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things 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 Tohono O'odham Community College.
|2021 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$7,622|
|Total Estimated Costs|
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
In 2021, 89 of the 843 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Tohono O'odham Community College meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $2,862 a year.
|Most Common Loans for Tohono O'odham 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 Tohono O'odham 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, Tohono O'odham Community College awarded 89 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $300000 thousand to help students with financial need cover the cost of school.
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 Tohono O'odham 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 Tohono O'odham Community College was $2,862 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Tohono O'odham Community College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$2,680|
What will attending Tohono O'odham 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 Tohono O'odham 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.
Tohono O'odham Community College does not have guaranteed tuition.
A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for Tohono O'odham Community College students.
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 employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
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