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Erie Community College

Buffalo, NY 2-Year Public
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Erie Community College Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Erie Community College was $5,047 a year for in-state students and $10,094 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 total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. And, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until after graduation.

Tuition for international students at Erie Community College is $10,094 per year.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Erie Community College

Erie Community College is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $5,047 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.Non-New York residents can expect to pay 10,094 per year for tuition.

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 college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to confirm your state's rules for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.

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Is Erie Community College's Tuition Different for International Students?

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

International students at Erie Community College usually pay around $10,094 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.

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

•On-campus jobs


Erie Community College Living Expenses, Fees, and More


Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Erie Community College.

Room and Board Costs at Erie Community College

Erie Community College doesn't provide on-campus housing for students, so there are no charge for dorms, however you should take into account other housing costs when looking at the actual cost of various colleges.

Board costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

How Much Do Books Cost at Erie Community College?

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Annual Fees

The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

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 offer resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.

Transportation costs

The cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation.

A school's location 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, transportation in an urban area can be pricey, but there may be more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. Erie Community Collegeis located in a urban setting in New York.

Other Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to factor in personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.


Total Tuition and Expenses at Erie 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 Erie Community College.

Total Cost of Erie Community College

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

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $5,047
Out-of-State Tuition $10,094

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.


Erie Community College Financial Aid


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

Scholarships at Erie 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, a total of $33 million was awarded in need-based scholarships.

Erie 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 Erie 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 Erie Community College seem more manageable.

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

Erie 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 Erie Community College Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for 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, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

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


Learn More About Erie Community College


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Erie Community College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$5,722

In State

$10,769

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$5,047
$10,094
Fees
$675
$675
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
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Erie Community College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

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Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

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Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,722

Out-of-State

$10,769

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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