Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Chattahoochee Valley Community College tuition is $3,570 per year for in-state residents. This is 7% more expensive than the national average public two year tuition of $3,631. The cost is 36% cheaper than the average Alabama tuition of $6,079 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 15th in Alabama amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 18th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $7,140 which represents a 100% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $744 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $4,314.

Housing Costs

Chattahoochee Valley 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 Phenix City area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $5,400.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $800.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $1,800 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Alabama residents to go to CVCC is $12,314 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Alabama residence can expect a one year cost of $15,884. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $6,914.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Chattahoochee Valley Community College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Estimated Budgets
Alabama Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$12,314
   In-State Tuition$3,570
   Other Fees$744
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$5,400
   Off-Campus Other Budget$1,800
   Books and Supplies$800
Alabama Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$6,914
   In-State Tuition$3,570
   Other Fees$744
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$1,800
   Books and Supplies$800


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 $12,314 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 CVCC net price for in-state students is $1,342* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

90% of Chattahoochee Valley Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,614. 73 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 $4,636. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Chattahoochee Valley Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$1,342*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid90%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,614
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants73%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,636

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$659
$30,001 to $48,000$1,602
$48,001 to $75,000$4,717
$75,001 to $110,000$4,195

Average Financial Aid Mix - $12,314 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $12,314. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 53% - $5,614

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

Federal Loans

 40% - $4,215

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

Out of Pocket

 7% -  $685

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. Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Columbus Technical College40.2% less expensive
Georgia Military College Columbus Campus53.3% more expensive
South Georgia Technical College40.2% less expensive
Southern Union State Community College0% less expensive
Central Alabama Community College0% less 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 Chattahoochee Valley 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 CVCC is $24,628 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.

**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 Chattahoochee Valley Community College.

Alabama Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,785
Alabama Resident Total Cost Per Semester$6,157
Non-Alabama Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,570
Non-Alabama Resident Total Cost Per Semester$7,942

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 Chattahoochee Valley 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 Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Price per credit hour for Alabama residents$119
Cost for one class for Alabama residents (3 credit hours)$357
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$238
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$714
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$952


Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Chattahoochee Valley Community College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,270 to $3,570. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1.8%. 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 $24,628.00. 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 Chattahoochee Valley Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$16,109$32,218
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$20,560$41,119
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $26,240$52,480
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $30,376$60,752

Tuition History

What was tuition at CVCC 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$3,210$6,420 18.9%
2011$2,700$5,400 -8.2%
2010$2,940$5,070 8.9%
2009$2,700$4,830 0%
2008$2,700$4,830 0%
2007$2,700$4,830 0%
2006$2,700$4,830 0%
2005$2,700$4,830 7.1%
2004$2,520$4,800 20%
2003$2,100$3,900 2.9%
2002$2,040$3,840 13.3%
2001$1,800$3,360 -9.1%
2000$1,980$3,852 22.2%
1999$1,620$3,180 20%
1998$1,350$2,475 0%
1997$1,350$2,475 3.4%
1996$1,305$2,385 16.9%
1995$1,116$1,953 0%
1994$1,116$1,953 0%
1993$1,116$1,953 7.8%
1992$1,035$1,811 60.5%
1991$645$1,095 7.5%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Chattahoochee Valley 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 65 25% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 40 21% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 24 28% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 15 27% cheaper
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 7 15% cheaper
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other Associate's Degree 6 15% cheaper
Fire Services Administration Associate's Degree 5 19% cheaper
Design and Visual Communications, General Associate's Degree 5 21% cheaper
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 5 22% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 4 20% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 1 18% cheaper


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About Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Chattahoochee Valley Community College is a two year community college located in Phenix City, Alabama.  Full time enrollment is 864 and part time is 664.  Chattahoochee Valley 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. Learn more about Chattahoochee Valley Community College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Chattahoochee Valley Community College
2602 College Drive
Phenix City, Alabama

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Chattahoochee Valley 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.

Chattahoochee Valley Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=101028 IPEDS survey data.