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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College tuition is $3,100 per year for in-state residents. This is 12% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,532. The cost is 45% cheaper than the average Mississippi tuition of $5,623 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 13th in Mississippi amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 8th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $6,200 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 $3,670.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $4,700 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Perkinston should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $960.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,790 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $5,050 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Mississippi residents to go to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is $12,120 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Mississippi residence can expect a one year cost of $15,220.

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

Costs and Tuition for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Estimated Budgets
Mississippi Resident Total Budget $12,120
   In-State Tuition$3,100
   Other Fees$570
   Room and Board$4,700
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,790
   Books and Supplies$960

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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 $12,120 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 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College net price for in-state students is $8,028* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

72% of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,190. 61 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 $4,607. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$8,028*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid72%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,190
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants61%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,607

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$7,761
$30,001 to $48,000$8,527
$48,001 to $75,000$10,619
$75,001 to $110,000$11,948
$110,000+$12,321

Average Financial Aid Mix - $12,120 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $12,120. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

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Grants and Scholarships

 45% - $4,190

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

Federal Loans

 55% - $5,127

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

Out of Pocket

 0% -  $13

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.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Pearl River Community College4.8% more expensive
Northshore Technical Community College3.7% more expensive
Jones County Junior College9.7% more expensive
Bishop State Community College15.2% more expensive
Nunez Community College7.6% more 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 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

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 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is $24,240 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 $5,776 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $11,552**

**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 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 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Mississippi Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,550
Mississippi Resident Total Cost Per Semester$6,060
Non-Mississippi Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,100
Non-Mississippi Resident Total Cost Per Semester$7,610

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 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community 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 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Price per credit hour for Mississippi residents$155
Cost for one class for Mississippi residents (3 credit hours)$465
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$310
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$930
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,240

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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. 30% of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,127.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community 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 $11,552, 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 $14,333.38. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 72% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $5,776. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Mississippi Gulf Coast Community 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.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$119.44
Amount Borrowed$11,552.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$2,781.38
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$14,333.38

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College? 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 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community 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 $14,333.38 would be needed to afford a $119.44 monthly payment in the example $11,552.00 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 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $2,300 to $3,100. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 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 $24,240.00. 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 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$15,855$31,710
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$20,236$40,472
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $25,827$51,653
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $29,897$59,795

Tuition History

What was tuition at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College 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$2,300$4,146 0%
2011$2,300$4,146 4%
2010$2,212$4,058 13.3%
2009$1,952$3,998 4.8%
2008$1,862$3,908 3.3%
2007$1,802$3,848 4.6%
2006$1,722$3,668 0%
2005$1,722$3,668 13.1%
2004$1,522$3,368 0%
2003$1,522$3,368 15.1%
2002$1,322$3,168 24.5%
2001$1,062$3,008 19.3%
2000$890$2,436 0%
1999$890$2,436 1.1%
1998$880$2,126 0%
1997$880$2,126 0%
1996$880$2,126 2.3%
1995$860$1,880 0%
1994$860$1,760 0%
1993$860$1,760 0%
1992$860$1,760 13.2%
1991$760$1,660 15.2%
1990$660$1,560 -5.7%
1989$700$1,560 -6.7%
1988$750$1,136

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community 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
General Studies Associate's Degree 596 28% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 176 25% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 148 30% cheaper
Technical Teacher Education Associate's Degree 125 27% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 117 15% cheaper
Child Care Provider/Assistant Associate's Degree 52 23% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Associate's Degree 47 18% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 44 21% cheaper
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 43 20% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 37 22% cheaper
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 37 19% cheaper
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other Associate's Degree 34 24% cheaper
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 30 11% cheaper
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 28 22% cheaper
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 25 19% cheaper
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Associate's Degree 24 15% cheaper
History Teacher Education Associate's Degree 20 16% cheaper
Physical Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 20 5% cheaper
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies Associate's Degree 19 5% cheaper
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling Associate's Degree 18 13% cheaper
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Associate's Degree 13 10% cheaper
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 13 22% cheaper
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 13 18% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 13 22% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 13 23% cheaper
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 12 19% cheaper
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 11 22% cheaper
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Associate's Degree 10 24% cheaper
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 10 18% cheaper
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 26% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 22% cheaper
Pre-Pharmacy Studies Associate's Degree 9 15% cheaper
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General Associate's Degree 9 25% cheaper
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Associate's Degree 8 18% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Associate's Degree 8 5% cheaper
Music, General Associate's Degree 7 22% cheaper
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 7 25% cheaper
Graphic Design Associate's Degree 7 32% cheaper
Mathematics Teacher Education Associate's Degree 6 14% cheaper
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 23% cheaper
Pre-Veterinary Studies Associate's Degree 6 4% costlier
Special Education and Teaching, General Associate's Degree 6 20% cheaper
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 6 24% cheaper
Tourism and Travel Services Management Associate's Degree 5 28% cheaper
Telecommunications Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 23% cheaper
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other Associate's Degree 4 20% cheaper
Business Teacher Education Associate's Degree 4 18% costlier
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration Associate's Degree 4 12% cheaper
Occupational Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 4 18% cheaper
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Associate's Degree 3 20% costlier
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Associate's Degree 3 22% cheaper
Turf and Turfgrass Management Associate's Degree 3 25% cheaper
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 3 16% cheaper
Pre-Dentistry Studies Associate's Degree 2 7% costlier
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Associate's Degree 2 21% cheaper
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education Associate's Degree 2 28% cheaper
Art Teacher Education Associate's Degree 2 7% costlier
Forestry, General Associate's Degree 1 5% cheaper
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 15% cheaper
Architecture Associate's Degree 1 2% cheaper
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Associate's Degree 1 30% cheaper
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology Associate's Degree 1 10% cheaper
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Associate's Degree 1 10% cheaper
Fashion Merchandising Associate's Degree 1 47% cheaper

Calculators

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About Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is a two year community college located in Perkinston, Mississippi.  Full time enrollment is 5,989 and part time is 2,967.  Mississippi Gulf Coast Community 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
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
51 Main Street
Perkinston, Mississippi
39573

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community 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.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176071 IPEDS survey data.