In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Rockland Community College was $5,212 a year for in-state students and $10,424 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If these numbers feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students owe a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Tuition for international students at Rockland Community College is $10,424 per year.
Rockland Community College is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $5,212 for in-state students who attend full-time.Non-New York residents can expect to pay 10,424 per year for tuition.
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.
Attending a college where you are eligible for in-state tuition can save students a lot of money on the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Be sure to verify your state's rules for as an in-state resident. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. 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.
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Rockland Community College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at Rockland Community College usually pay around $10,424 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other 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 be eligible for the following types of financial support at Rockland Community College:
•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideRockland Community College •Rockland Community College-specific loans •Rockland Community College-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
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 Rockland Community College.
Housing and campus dining at Rockland Community College is $12,180 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that enables you to eat in the school dining halls.
Rockland Community College doesn't provide on-campus housing for students, so there are no charge for dorms, however students should consider other housing costs when evaluating the actual cost of various schools
Meal-plan 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 and supplies 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 also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer resources so that those with demonstrated 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? 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 factors can drastically impact your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
The location of a college or university 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 is usually expensive, but there may be more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Rockland Community College campus is in a suburban setting in New York, near New York City.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to consider the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Rockland Community College.
What will the cost of attending Rockland Community College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$12,180|
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.
The majority of Rockland Community College undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 3,683 of the 5,637 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.
|Most Common Loans for Rockland 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 Rockland 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.
In 2022, Rockland Community College awarded 2,706 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $11.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $730000 thousand in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
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 Rockland 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 Rockland Community College seem more manageable.
What will attending Rockland 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 Rockland 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 reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , 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.
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