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.
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.
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.
The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,200.
|New York Resident Total Cost||$13,574|
|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.
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.
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 $6,694* for the 2011/2012 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.
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).
|Financial Aid Summary|
|Average Annual Net Price||$6,694*|
|Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid||58%|
|Average Total Grant Aid||$4,683|
|Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants||48%|
|Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid||$4,251|
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|
*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.
|School||Cost vs. Monroe Community College|
|Finger Lakes Community College||18.3% more expensive|
|Genesee Community College||14.2% more expensive|
|Cayuga County Community College||26.2% more expensive|
|Niagara County Community College||17% more expensive|
|Erie Community College||23.3% more expensive|
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.
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.
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|
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.
|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|
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.
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.
|Monthly Loan Payment||$114.43|
|Number of Monthly Payments||120|
|Total Interest Cost||$2,772.19|
|Sum of All Payments over 10 years||$13,732.19|
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.
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.
|Annual||2 Year Degree|
|Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2020||$17,757||$35,515|
|Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2025||$22,663||$45,327|
|Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2030||$28,925||$57,850|
|Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2033||$33,484||$66,968|
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.
We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Monroe 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|
|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|
|Film/Cinema/Video Studies Associate's Degree||14||16% cheaper|
|International Business/Trade/Commerce Associate's Degree||14||22% 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|
|Laser and Optical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree||1||6% cheaper|
|Office Management and Supervision Associate's Degree||1||4% cheaper|
|Machine Shop Technology/Assistant Associate's Degree||1||3% cheaper|
Use the calculators below to formulate a college savings plan for Monroe Community College or model a student loan.
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.Address
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.
Monroe Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=193326 IPEDS survey data.