In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Montgomery County Community College was $8,640 a year for in-state students and $12,960 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.
If these numbers seem daunting, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students find the actual cost of college is much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make theprice of collegemore manageable until after graduation.
Montgomery County Community College is a public country institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $8,640 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 those who qualify as Pennsylvania residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to check your state's requirements for in-state residency. 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.
Montgomery County 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 should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; 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 Montgomery County Community College.
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 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 offsets cost associated with maintaining 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 participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have resources for students with financial need to get help covering these costs.
The cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use public 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.
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 costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Montgomery County Community College campus is in a suburban setting in Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.
When budgeting for college, be sure to consider personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Montgomery County Community College.
What will the cost of attending Montgomery County Community College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
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.
Montgomery County Community College’s tuition and fees change based on: •Academic program for both full and part-time students
In 2022, 0 of the 9,827 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.
|Most Common Loans for Montgomery County 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 Montgomery County 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 Montgomery County 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 Montgomery County Community College seem more manageable.
What will attending Montgomery County 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 Montgomery County 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.
Montgomery County 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 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.
Montgomery County 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.
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