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Tuition and Cost to Attend George C Wallace State Community College Dothan

Annual Total Cost

The total list price for in-state Alabama residents to go to George C Wallace State Community College Dothan is $8,783 for the 2013/2014 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't possess Alabama residence can expect a one year cost of $12,113. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $5,800.

Undergraduate Tuition

George C Wallace State Community College Dothan tuition is $3,330 per year for in-state residents. This is 5% more expensive than the national average public two year tuition of $3,176. The cost is $2,430 and 42% cheaper than the average Alabama tuition of $5,760 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 16th in Alabama amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 17th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $6,660 which represents a 100% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $570 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $3,900.

Housing Costs

George C Wallace State Community College Dothan doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Dothan area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $2,983.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,900.

Costs and Tuition for George C Wallace State Community College Dothan
Expenditure Price
Alabama Resident Total Cost (Off Campus Housing)$8,783
   In-State Tuition$3,330
   Other Fees$570
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$2,983
   Books and Supplies$1,900
Alabama Resident Total Cost (Living with Parents)$5,800
   In-State Tuition$3,330
   Other Fees$570
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   Books and Supplies$1,900

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 academic years.

What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $8,783 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported George C Wallace State Community College Dothan net price for in-state students receiving aid was $2,552* for the 2010/2011 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

77% of George C Wallace State Community College Dothan students received grant aid in 2010/2011. The average total aid amount was $5,070. 57 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2010/2011 was $4,983. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend George C Wallace State Community College Dothan, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for George C Wallace State Community College Dothan
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$2,552*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid77%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,070
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants57%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,983

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last reported for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$2,082
$30,001 to $48,000$3,025
$48,001 to $75,000$4,978
$75,001 to $110,000$2,514
$110,000+n/a

Average Financial Aid Mix - $8,783 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $8,783. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

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42%

Grants and Scholarships

 58% - $5,070

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, George C Wallace State Community College Dothan or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 0% - $0

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 42% -  $3,713

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.


Tuition Comparison to Academically Similar Schools in the Region

School Cost vs. George C Wallace State Community College Dothan
Enterprise State Community College6.7% less expensive
Lurleen B Wallace Community College0% less expensive
Bainbridge College37.6% less expensive
Darton College37.6% less expensive
Albany Technical College38.7% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at George C Wallace State Community College Dothan.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at George C Wallace State Community College Dothan is $17,566 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $2,552 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $5,104**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at George C Wallace State Community College Dothan.

Alabama Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,665
Alabama Resident Total Cost Per Semester$4,392
Non-Alabama Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,330
Non-Alabama Resident Total Cost Per Semester$6,056

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at George C Wallace State Community College Dothan are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at George C Wallace State Community College Dothan
Price per credit hour for Alabama residents$92
Cost for one class for Alabama residents (3 credit hours)$276
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$184
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$552
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$736



Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 0% of George C Wallace State Community College Dothan students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $0.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for George C Wallace State Community College Dothan? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $5,104, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $6,394.99. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at George C Wallace State Community College Dothan. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 77% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $2,552. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our George C Wallace State Community College Dothan student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

George C Wallace State Community College Dothan Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$53.29
Amount Borrowed$5,104.00
Interest Rate4.7%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$1,290.99
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$6,394.99

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend George C Wallace State Community College Dothan? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending George C Wallace State Community College Dothan, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $6,394.99 would be needed to afford a $53.29 monthly payment in the example $5,104.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to George C Wallace State Community College Dothan in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $2,700 to $3,330. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.7%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $17,566.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for George C Wallace State Community College Dothan.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019$11,490$22,980
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024$14,664$29,328
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 $18,716$37,431
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 $21,666$43,332

Tuition History

What was tuition at George C Wallace State Community College Dothan five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years if you enrolled. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1988 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2010$2,700$4,830 0%
2009$2,700$4,830 0%
2008$2,700$4,830 0%
2007$2,700$4,830 -1.1%
2006$2,730$4,890 1.1%
2005$2,700$4,830 15.4%
2004$2,340$4,260 14.7%
2003$2,040$3,840 0%
2002$2,040$3,840 25.9%
2001$1,620$3,120 0%
2000$1,620$3,120 0%
1999$1,620$3,120 48.8%
1998$1,089$1,989 -19.3%
1997$1,350$2,475 0%
1996$1,350$2,475 11.1%
1995$1,215$1,957 23.9%
1994$981$1,575 -19.1%
1993$1,212$2,004 8.6%
1992$1,116$1,836 29.8%
1991$860$1,460 7.5%
1990$800$1,400 0%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at George C Wallace State Community College Dothan to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 145 35% cheaper
General Studies Associate's Degree 106 37% cheaper
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 39 29% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 31 40% cheaper
Child Care and Support Services Management Associate's Degree 21 27% cheaper
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 18 35% cheaper
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 17 37% cheaper
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 17 23% cheaper
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 16 39% cheaper
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Associate's Degree 15 24% cheaper
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 15 32% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 7 33% cheaper
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 29% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 4 31% cheaper
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 36% cheaper
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 25% cheaper
Tool and Die Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 15% cheaper
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 1 27% cheaper

Calculators

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About George C Wallace State Community College Dothan

George C Wallace State Community College Dothan is a two year community college located in Dothan, Alabama.  Full time enrollment is 2,546 and part time is 2,401.  George C Wallace State Community College Dothan has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Address
George C Wallace State Community College Dothan
1141 Wallace Drive
Dothan, Alabama
36303-9234

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

George C Wallace State Community College Dothan is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

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