In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Oakton Community College was $10,276 a year for in-state students and $12,292 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.
If this information makes going to college seem daunting, remember, the advertized cost of tuition does not always give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students owe way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until you're done with college.
Tuition for international students at Oakton Community College is $12,292 per year.
For information on Oakton Community College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.
Oakton Community College is a public institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $10,276 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.Non-Illinois residents can expect to pay 12,292 per year for tuition.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Illinois residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to verify your state's eligibility criteria for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be additional requirements too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Oakton Community College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at Oakton Community College can expect to pay around $12,292 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or Oakton Community College-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Oakton Community College:
•On-campus jobs •Oakton Community College-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to 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 Oakton Community College.
Housing and campus dining at Oakton Community College is $4,519 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the Oakton Community College's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.
Meal-plan costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual 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 computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have resources for students with financial need to get help covering these fees.
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 easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget.
Where are a college is located 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 other hand transportation in an urban area is usually pricey, but there may be more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. Oakton Community Collegeis in a suburb in Illinois, not far from Chicago.
When budgeting for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for Oakton Community College.
What will the cost of attending Oakton Community College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2023 Total Tuition and Expenses
|Room and Board
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 Oakton 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 Oakton 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 Oakton Community College seem more manageable.
What will attending Oakton 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 Oakton 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 schools 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.
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 Oakton Community College's endowment, check with the school directly.
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