In 2013, tuition for full-time students at Miles Community College was $4,380 a year for in-state students and $8,130 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams seem daunting, remember, the displayed price of tuition doesn't always mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students find the actual cost of college is much less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. And, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Miles Community College is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $4,380 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a college where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save students a lot of money on the total cost of attending college. Don't forget to confirm your state's requirements 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 other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Miles 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 federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or Miles Community College-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Miles Community College.
Room and board at Miles Community College costs $7,530 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 may vary depending 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 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 charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring 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. At Miles Community College, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university can impact 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, transportation in a city is often pricey, but cities may offer more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Miles Community Collegeis in a small town setting in Montana.
When budgeting for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Miles Community College.
What will the cost of attending Miles Community College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$7,530|
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.
In 2022, 0 of the 441 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.
|Most Common Loans for Miles 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 Miles 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 Miles 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 Miles Community College seem more manageable.
What will attending Miles 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 Miles 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, 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.
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