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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Miami Dade College tuition is $1,987 per year for in-state residents. This is 72% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 86% cheaper than the average Florida tuition of $14,261 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 6th in Florida amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 97th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $7,947 which represents a 300% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $851 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $2,838.

Housing Costs

Miami Dade College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Miami area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $16,335.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,600.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $6,080 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Florida residents to go to MDC is $26,853 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Florida residence can expect a one year cost of $32,813. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $10,518.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Miami Dade College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Miami Dade College
Estimated Budgets
Florida Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$26,853
   In-State Tuition$1,987
   Other Fees$851
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$16,335
   Off-Campus Other Budget$6,080
   Books and Supplies$1,600
Florida Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$10,518
   In-State Tuition$1,987
   Other Fees$851
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$6,080
   Books and Supplies$1,600
Non-Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$32,813
   Out-of-State Tuition$7,947
   Other Fees$851
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$16,335
   Off-Campus Other Budget$6,080
   Books and Supplies$1,600

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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 $26,853 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 MDC net price for in-state students is $8,606* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

80% of Miami Dade College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,476. 74 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,783. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Miami Dade College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Miami Dade College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$8,606*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid80%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,476
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants74%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,783

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 published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$8,418
$30,001 to $48,000$9,050
$48,001 to $75,000$10,316
$75,001 to $110,000$12,748
$110,000+$13,376

Average Financial Aid Mix - $26,853 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $26,853. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

26%
29%
45%

Grants and Scholarships

 26% - $5,476

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Miami Dade College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 29% - $5,976

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

Out of Pocket

 45% -  $9,321

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 Academic Year 2014-2015 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.

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Miami Dade College.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at MDC is $107,412 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 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 $9,614 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $38,456**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $134,265 or $48,070 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 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 2014-2015 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 Miami Dade College.

Florida Resident Tuition Per Semester$994
Florida Resident Total Cost Per Semester$13,426
Non-Florida Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,974
Non-Florida Resident Total Cost Per Semester$16,406

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 Miami Dade College 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 Miami Dade College
Price per credit hour for Florida residents$118
Cost for one class for Florida residents (3 credit hours)$354
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$403
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,209
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,612

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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. 6% of Miami Dade College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,976.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Miami Dade College? 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 $38,456, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $47,715.08. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Miami Dade College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 80% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $9,614. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Miami Dade College 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.

Miami Dade College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$397.63
Amount Borrowed$38,456.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$9,259.08
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$47,715.08

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend MDC? 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 Miami Dade College, 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 $47,715.08 would be needed to afford a $397.63 monthly payment in the example $38,456.00 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 Miami Dade College in the future? 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 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $107,412.00. 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 Miami Dade College.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2023$36,929$147,717
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2028$47,132$188,528
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2033 $60,154$240,615
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2036 $69,635$278,542

Tuition History

What was tuition at MDC 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 in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2012$2,365$9,466 8%
2011$2,190$8,765 -15.3%
2010$2,586$9,377 12.2%
2009$2,305$8,326 11.5%
2008$2,068$6,863 0%
2007$2,068$5,491 2.3%
2006$2,022$6,674 7.9%
2005$1,874$6,308 47.3%
2004$1,272$4,416 0%
2003$1,272$4,416 -17.3%
2002$1,539$5,374 3.3%
2001$1,490$5,202 25.1%
2000$1,191$4,161 -16.6%
1999$1,428$5,032 6.2%
1998$1,344$4,724 8.6%
1997$1,237$4,350 5.1%
1996$1,177$4,095 2.6%
1995$1,147$4,050 7%
1994$1,072$3,652 7.6%
1993$996$3,465 8.4%
1992$919$3,274 14.6%
1991$802$1,972 4.4%
1990$768$1,863

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Miami Dade College 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
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 8,008 48% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 502 63% costlier
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 167 8% cheaper
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 153 7% cheaper
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 78 82% costlier
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations Associate's Degree 74 54% costlier
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 51 69% costlier
Physician Assistant Associate's Degree 50 39% costlier
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 47 77% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 42 62% costlier
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 40 68% costlier
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 38 55% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 37 67% costlier
Child Care Provider/Assistant Associate's Degree 35 66% costlier
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 29 64% costlier
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other Associate's Degree 28 65% costlier
Cinematography and Film/Video Production Associate's Degree 27 70% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 25 52% costlier
Music, Other Associate's Degree 24 73% costlier
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Associate's Degree 24 55% costlier
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 22 7% cheaper
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician Associate's Degree 22 68% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 21 68% costlier
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General Associate's Degree 20 61% costlier
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Associate's Degree 19 68% costlier
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst Associate's Degree 17 79% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 17 69% costlier
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 14 68% costlier
Commercial and Advertising Art Associate's Degree 14 62% costlier
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness Associate's Degree 14 55% costlier
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology Associate's Degree 13 71% costlier
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 13 69% costlier
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Associate's Degree 12 82% costlier
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 11 72% costlier
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other Associate's Degree 10 53% costlier
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew Associate's Degree 8 59% costlier
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 59% costlier
Interior Architecture Associate's Degree 6 55% costlier
Tourism and Travel Services Management Associate's Degree 6 56% costlier
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 5 64% costlier
Finance, General Associate's Degree 5 48% costlier
Computer Programming, Specific Applications Associate's Degree 5 74% costlier
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary Associate's Degree 4 89% costlier
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Associate's Degree 4 65% costlier
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 4 82% costlier
Management Information Systems and Services, Other Associate's Degree 4 64% costlier
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 4% cheaper
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 86% costlier
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing Associate's Degree 2 23% costlier
Court Reporting/Court Reporter Associate's Degree 2 64% costlier
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 2% cheaper
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant Associate's Degree 1 61% costlier
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 61% costlier
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant Associate's Degree 1 47% costlier
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Associate's Degree 1 45% costlier
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 67% costlier
Chemistry Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 8% cheaper

Calculators

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About Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College is a four year public college located in Miami, Florida.  Full time enrollment is 21,075 and part time is 34,131.  Miami Dade College 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
Miami Dade College
300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida
33132-2297

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Miami Dade College 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.

Miami Dade College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=135717 IPEDS survey data.