Tuition and Cost to Attend Monroe Community College

Annual Total Cost

The total list price for in-state New York residents to go to Monroe Community College is $13,574 for the 2013/2014 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't possess New York residence can expect a one year cost of $16,814.

Undergraduate Tuition

Monroe Community College tuition is $3,240 per year for in-state residents. This is 2% more expensive than the national average public two year tuition of $3,176. The cost is $6,143 and 65% cheaper than the average New York tuition of $9,383 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 2nd in New York amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 73rd most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $6,480 which represents a 100% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $634 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $3,874.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $8,500 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Rochester should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

Costs and Tuition for Monroe Community College
Expenditure Price
New York Resident Total Cost $13,574
   In-State Tuition$3,240
   Other Fees$634
   Room and Board$8,500
   Books and Supplies$1,200

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.

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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 $13,574 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 Monroe Community College net price for in-state students receiving aid was $5,480* for the 2010/2011 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

58% of Monroe Community College students received grant aid in 2010/2011. The average total aid amount was $4,683. 48 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 $4,251. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Monroe Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Monroe Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$5,480*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid58%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,683
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants48%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,251

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$5,056
$30,001 to $48,000$7,036
$48,001 to $75,000$10,101
$75,001 to $110,000$11,542
$110,000+$11,832

Average Financial Aid Mix - $13,574 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $13,574. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

34%
43%
22%

Grants and Scholarships

 34% - $4,683

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

Federal Loans

 43% - $5,860

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

Out of Pocket

 22% -  $3,031

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.


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 Monroe 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 Monroe Community College is $27,148 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 $5,480 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $10,960**

**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 Monroe Community College.

New York Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,620
New York Resident Total Cost Per Semester$6,787
Non-New York Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,240
Non-New York Resident Total Cost Per Semester$8,407

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 Monroe 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 Monroe Community College
Price per credit hour for New York residents$128
Cost for one class for New York residents (3 credit hours)$384
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$256
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$768
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,024



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. 38% of Monroe Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,860.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Monroe 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 $10,960, 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 $13,732.19. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Monroe Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 58% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $5,480. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Monroe 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.

Monroe Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$114.43
Amount Borrowed$10,960.00
Interest Rate4.7%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$2,772.19
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$13,732.19

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Monroe 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 Monroe 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 $13,732.19 would be needed to afford a $114.43 monthly payment in the example $10,960.00 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 Monroe Community College in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,041 to $3,689. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.3%. 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 $27,148.00. 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 Monroe Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019$17,757$35,515
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024$22,663$45,327
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 $28,925$57,850
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 $33,484$66,968

Tuition History

What was tuition at Monroe 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 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$3,339$6,239 0.9%
2009$3,309$6,209 3.1%
2008$3,209$6,009 5.5%
2007$3,041$5,741 4.4%
2006$2,914$5,514 0%
2005$2,914$5,514 5.8%
2004$2,755$5,255 0.1%
2003$2,753$5,253 -1%
2002$2,780$5,280 0%
2001$2,780$5,280 0%
2000$2,780$5,280 2.3%
1999$2,718$5,218 0.1%
1998$2,714$5,214 3.7%
1997$2,618$5,028 7.2%
1996$2,442$4,682 6.4%
1995$2,296$4,396 0.5%
1994$2,284$4,384 3.8%
1993$2,200$4,175 17.5%
1992$1,872$3,622 28.7%
1991$1,454$2,804 0.4%
1990$1,448$2,798 0%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state total cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Monroe Community College to the national average for colleges offering each major. This demonstrats particular programs where this school may offer more value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 1,171 17% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 314 16% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 131 10% cheaper
Community Organization and Advocacy Associate's Degree 89 18% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 59 2% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Associate's Degree 55 10% cheaper
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Associate's Degree 53 9% cheaper
Legal Professions and Studies, Other Associate's Degree 52 33% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 48 4% cheaper
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 47 1% cheaper
Graphic Design Associate's Degree 47 25% cheaper
Secondary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 43 6% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 35 0% costlier
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 31 8% cheaper
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 31 7% cheaper
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 30 9% cheaper
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 29 5% cheaper
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 27 12% cheaper
Interior Design Associate's Degree 26 18% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 26 4% cheaper
Fire Services Administration Associate's Degree 24 3% cheaper
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other Associate's Degree 23 24% cheaper
Information Technology Associate's Degree 22 7% cheaper
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 20 10% cheaper
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Associate's Degree 20 14% cheaper
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other Associate's Degree 18 15% cheaper
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Associate's Degree 15 16% cheaper
Tool and Die Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 15 18% costlier
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 14 7% cheaper
International Business/Trade/Commerce Associate's Degree 14 22% cheaper
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Associate's Degree 14 16% cheaper
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other Associate's Degree 14 16% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 14 18% cheaper
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 14 2% costlier
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 13 9% cheaper
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 13 17% cheaper
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary Associate's Degree 12 1% costlier
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Associate's Degree 12 18% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 11 15% cheaper
Commercial and Advertising Art Associate's Degree 9 12% cheaper
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 9 1% costlier
Music Performance, General Associate's Degree 8 4% cheaper
Corrections Associate's Degree 8 5% costlier
Computer Science Associate's Degree 7 12% cheaper
Public Relations/Image Management Associate's Degree 6 3% costlier
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst Associate's Degree 6 6% cheaper
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary Associate's Degree 5 7% cheaper
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 5 4% cheaper
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 5 2% cheaper
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant Associate's Degree 1 3% cheaper
Laser and Optical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 6% cheaper
Office Management and Supervision Associate's Degree 1 4% cheaper

Calculators

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About Monroe Community College

Monroe Community College is a two year community college located in Rochester, New York.  Full time enrollment is 11,390 and part time is 6,310.  Monroe 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.

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Monroe Community College
1000 E Henrietta Rd
Rochester, New York
14623

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Monroe 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.

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