In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Southern State Community College was $10,340 a year for in-state students and $10,340 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students owe a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until after graduation.
Southern State Community College is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $10,340 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.
Attending a school where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save significant money on the total cost of attending college. Don't forget to confirm 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 the state you and your parents currently live in.
Southern State Community College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may be eligible for private or Southern State Community College-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Southern State Community College:
•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideSouthern State Community College •Southern State Community College-specific loans •Athletic Awards •Southern State Community College-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional 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 Southern State Community College.
Room and board at Southern State Community College costs $12,608 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that allows you to eat in the school dining halls.
Southern State Community College doesn't provide on-campus housing for students, so there is no cost for housing, however students should consider other housing costs when looking at the actual cost of different colleges.
Board costs vary based on 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 and supplies 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 books from students who have already taken the course.
The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning 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 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, getting around in an urban area is sometimes costly, but there may be more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. Southern State Community Collegeis in a rural setting in Ohio.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to take into account the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for Southern State Community College.
What will the cost of attending Southern State Community College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$12,608|
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 Southern State Community College undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 3,082 of the 2,431 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Southern State Community College meets 92% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $5,100 a year.
|Most Common Loans for Southern State 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 Southern State 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, Southern State Community College awarded 2,424 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $9.3 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school.
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 Southern State 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.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Southern State Community College was $5,100 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Southern State Community College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$10,392|
What will attending Southern State 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 Southern State 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 employees and their family members, 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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