Tuition and Cost to Attend Chemeketa Community College

Annual Total Cost

The total list price for in-state Oregon residents to go to Chemeketa Community College is $13,620 for the 2013/2014 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't possess Oregon residence can expect a one year cost of $20,910. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $5,670.

Undergraduate Tuition

Chemeketa Community College tuition is $3,690 per year for in-state residents. This is 16% more expensive than the national average public two year tuition of $3,176. The cost is $1,762 and 32% cheaper than the average Oregon tuition of $5,452 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 9th in Oregon amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 13th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $10,980 which represents a 198% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $630 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $4,320.

Housing Costs

Chemeketa Community 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 Salem area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $7,950.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,350.

Costs and Tuition for Chemeketa Community College
Expenditure Price
Oregon Resident Total Cost (Off Campus Housing)$13,620
   In-State Tuition$3,690
   Other Fees$630
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$7,950
   Books and Supplies$1,350
Oregon Resident Total Cost (Living with Parents)$5,670
   In-State Tuition$3,690
   Other Fees$630
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   Books and Supplies$1,350

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 $13,620 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 Chemeketa Community College net price for in-state students receiving aid was $8,241* for the 2010/2011 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

47% of Chemeketa Community College students received grant aid in 2010/2011. The average total aid amount was $4,232. 43 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 $3,920. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Chemeketa Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Chemeketa Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$8,241*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid47%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,232
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants43%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,920

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$7,972
$30,001 to $48,000$8,328
$48,001 to $75,000$10,140
$75,001 to $110,000$11,871
$110,000+$11,159

Average Financial Aid Mix - $13,620 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $13,620. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

31%
51%
18%

Grants and Scholarships

 31% - $4,232

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

Federal Loans

 51% - $6,904

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

Out of Pocket

 18% -  $2,484

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 Chemeketa 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 Chemeketa Community College is $27,240 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 $8,241 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $16,482**

**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

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 Chemeketa 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 Chemeketa Community College
Price per credit hour for Oregon residents$87
Cost for one class for Oregon residents (3 credit hours)$261
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$252
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$756
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,008



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. 33% of Chemeketa Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,904.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Chemeketa 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 $16,482, 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 $20,650.91. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Chemeketa Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 47% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $8,241. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Chemeketa 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.

Chemeketa Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$172.09
Amount Borrowed$16,482.00
Interest Rate4.7%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$4,168.91
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$20,650.91

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Chemeketa 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 Chemeketa 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 $20,650.91 would be needed to afford a $172.09 monthly payment in the example $16,482.00 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 Chemeketa Community College in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $2,850 to $3,915. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 7.5%. 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 $27,240.00. 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 Chemeketa Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019$17,818$35,635
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024$22,740$45,480
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 $29,023$58,046
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 $33,598$67,195

Tuition History

What was tuition at Chemeketa 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$3,510$10,930 15.5%
2009$3,038$9,698 3.3%
2008$2,940$2,940 2.1%
2007$2,880$9,225 3.2%
2006$2,790$9,135 3.3%
2005$2,700$8,820 11.1%
2004$2,430$7,920 20%
2003$2,025$6,795 15.4%
2002$1,755$6,075 2.6%
2001$1,710$5,940 5.6%
2000$1,620$5,625 0%
1999$1,620$5,625 2.9%
1998$1,575$5,445 2.9%
1997$1,530$5,400 3%
1996$1,485$5,400 3.1%
1995$1,440$5,400 33.3%
1994$1,080$4,140 3.4%
1993$1,044$4,068 11.5%
1992$936$3,780 9.7%
1991$853$3,274 3%
1990$828$2,988 0%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state total cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Chemeketa 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 604 3% costlier
General Studies Associate's Degree 159 8% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 51 12% costlier
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 43 26% costlier
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 40 16% costlier
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 37 25% costlier
Medical Office Management/Administration Associate's Degree 22 13% costlier
Accounting Associate's Degree 20 10% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 14 16% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 14 5% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 14 25% costlier
Social Work Associate's Degree 13 27% costlier
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments Associate's Degree 12 18% cheaper
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector Associate's Degree 11 13% costlier
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Associate's Degree 10 13% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 9 6% costlier
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 9 32% costlier
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 9 15% costlier
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 8 6% costlier
Child Care and Support Services Management Associate's Degree 7 27% costlier
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology Associate's Degree 7 15% costlier
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Associate's Degree 6 16% costlier
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Associate's Degree 6 9% cheaper
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 6 22% costlier
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant Associate's Degree 5 20% costlier
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Associate's Degree 5 22% costlier
Food Science Associate's Degree 5 28% costlier
Tourism and Travel Services Management Associate's Degree 4 6% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 4 14% costlier
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 4 15% costlier
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary Associate's Degree 4 25% costlier
Graphic Design Associate's Degree 4 7% cheaper
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 4 0% cheaper
Juvenile Corrections Associate's Degree 3 10% costlier
Crop Production Associate's Degree 3 5% costlier
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 3 26% costlier
Agricultural Business and Management, General Associate's Degree 2 33% costlier
Design and Visual Communications, General Associate's Degree 2 7% cheaper
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 14% costlier
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry Associate's Degree 1 28% costlier
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Associate's Degree 1 16% costlier
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 1 20% costlier
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist Associate's Degree 1 21% costlier
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Associate's Degree 1 31% costlier

Calculators

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About Chemeketa Community College

Chemeketa Community College is a two year community college located in Salem, Oregon.  Full time enrollment is 6,500 and part time is 6,100.  Chemeketa 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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Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, Oregon
97305

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Chemeketa 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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