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Truckee Meadows Community College Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Truckee Meadows Community College was $2,982 a year for in-state students and $7,686 a year for out-of-state students. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3 percent each year.

If these numbers seem daunting, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable.

Does Truckee Meadows Community College Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Truckee Meadows Community College is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $2,982 for in-state students who attend full-time.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state can cut the cost of college tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school.

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Truckee Meadows Community College International Student Tuition

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

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support:

Truckee Meadows Community College-specific scholarships

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

Truckee Meadows Community College Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies.

Room and Board at Truckee Meadows Community College

Truckee Meadows Community College does not offer on-campus housing for students, so there are no charge for dorms. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facility can pay for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $4,980.

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

Cost of Books at Truckee Meadows Community College

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at Truckee Meadows Community College pay $348 in fees each academic year.

There may also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team, may mean additional fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. It depends on if you drive or fly to get to school, own a car, or if you prefer to walk or take public transportation to get around campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. The Truckee Meadows Community College campus is in a suburban setting in Nevada. First-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, which can add up for both on-campus and off-campus students.

Total Cost of Truckee Meadows Community College

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $2,982
Out-of-State Tuition $7,686
Board Only $3,450
Yearly Fees $348
Total Estimated Costs

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

Truckee Meadows Community College’s tuition and fees change based on: Academic program for both full and part-time students Course load for both full and part-time students Course level for both full and part-time students

Financial Aid at Truckee Meadows Community College

The majority of Truckee Meadows Community College undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2021, 0 of the 10,249 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Truckee Meadows Community College meets 36 percent of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $4,814 a year.

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

Scholarships at Truckee Meadows 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, a total of $11,757,697 was awarded in need-based scholarships. An additional $3,697,578 in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Truckee Meadows 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 Truckee Meadows 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 Truckee Meadows Community College was $4,814 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Truckee Meadows Community College seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
Net In-state, Off-campus $3,692
Out-of-State, On-Campus $3,220

What will attending Truckee Meadows 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 understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Truckee Meadows Community College's net cost calculator on their website.

Truckee Meadows Community College Tuition Payment Plans

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

Truckee Meadows Community College does not have guaranteed tuition.

The school offers a Prepaid Tuition Plan, which is a type of college savings plan that enables people to purchase future credits for their children at today's rate. It is best for people who are sure they or their child will attend a public school in their state.

Truckee Meadows Community College offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Truckee Meadows Community College Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups to cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Some schools offer them for employees and their family, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student

Truckee Meadows Community College has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: Employees or Children of Employees

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

Truckee Meadows Community College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$3,330

In State

$8,034

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$2,982
$7,686
Fees
$348
$348
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Truckee Meadows Community College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

Unknown

Average Financial Aid Package

$5,587

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

10,249

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

100%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$3,330

Out-of-State

$8,034

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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