In 2022, American Samoa Community College's tuition was $4,500 a year for in-state students and $4,800 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the displayed price of tuition does not give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students owe far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until after graduation.
International students can expect to pay 4,800 per year for tuition at American Samoa Community College.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student at American Samoa Community College is around $200 a year.
American Samoa Community College is a public institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $4,500 for in-state students who attend full-time.Non-AS residents can expect to pay 4,800 per year for tuition.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as AS residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to confirm your state's rules for as an in-state resident. 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. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.
American Samoa Community College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at American Samoa Community College usually pay around $4,800 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or American Samoa Community College-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at American Samoa Community College:
•On-campus jobs •American Samoa Community College-specific scholarships •International Students Tuition Waivers
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
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 American Samoa Community College.
Housing and campus dining at American Samoa Community College is $4,851 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat in the American Samoa Community College's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.
Meal-plan costs vary based on 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 books from students who have already taken the course.
Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these costs.
The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? 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. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
A school's location 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 an urban area might be costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. American Samoa Community Collegeis located in a suburb in AS.
When estimating your budget for college, be sure 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 go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to American Samoa Community College.
What will the cost of attending American Samoa Community College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2023 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$4,851|
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.
The majority of American Samoa Community College undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2023, 590 of the 1,051 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $200 a year.
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 American Samoa 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 2023, American Samoa Community College awarded 590 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $3 million 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 American Samoa 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 American Samoa Community College was $200 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of American Samoa Community College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$5,230|
What will attending American Samoa 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 get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the American Samoa 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.
American Samoa Community College does not have guaranteed tuition.
American Samoa Community College offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
American Samoa 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.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.
As of 2022, the total market value of American Samoa Community College's endowment was $3.1 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, American Samoa Community College spends about $2,918 a year.
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