In 2009, tuition for full-time HCC students was $3,144 a year for in-state students and $8,280 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If this information makes going to college sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition does not always mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students owe a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until after graduation.
Tuition for international students at Honolulu Community College is $8,280 per year.
For information on Honolulu Community College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.
Honolulu Community College is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $3,144 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.Non-Hawaii residents can expect to pay 8,280 per year for tuition.
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 an insitution where you are eligible for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Don't forget to verify your state's requirements for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria as well, depending on where you live.
Honolulu Community College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at Honolulu Community College usually pay around $8,280 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.
Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Honolulu Community College:
•Honolulu Community College-specific scholarships
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 Honolulu Community College.
Room and board at Honolulu Community College is $16,046 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that enables you to eat in the school dining facilities.
Board costs can depend on the number of meals you intend to eat on-campus
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 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.
The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have ways for students with demonstrated need to get help covering these costs.
The total 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 own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation.
The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on transportation costs. 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 a city is sometimes pricey, but there may be more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Honolulu Community College campus is in a city in Hawaii.
When you're planning for college, be sure to take into account personal expenses, like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to Honolulu Community College.
What will the cost of attending Honolulu Community College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2023 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$16,046|
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.
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 Honolulu 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.
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 Honolulu 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 Honolulu Community College seem more manageable.
What will attending Honolulu 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 Honolulu 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.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges 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.
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.
For more information about Honolulu Community College's endowment, check with the school directly.
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