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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Butler Community College tuition is $2,010 per year for in-district residents. This is 32% cheaper than the national average public two year in-district tuition of $2,965. The cost is 61% cheaper than the average Kansas in-district tuition of $5,126 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 12th in Kansas amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 20th most expensive 2 year college in the state.

The school charges an additional fees of $930 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $3,270.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $6,000 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in El Dorado should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

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

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,270 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $2,270 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-district residents to go to Butler CC is $12,410 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The total cost for in-state, but not in district residents is $12,740. Out-of-state students who don't possess Kansas residence can expect a one year cost of $14,540.

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

Costs and Tuition for Butler Community College
Estimated Budgets
In-District Resident Total Budget $12,410
   In-District Tuition$2,010
   Other Fees$930
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,270
   Books and Supplies$1,200
   Room and Board$6,000
Kansas Out of District Total Budget $12,740
   In-State Tuition$2,340
   Other Fees$930
   Room and Board$6,000
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,270
   Books and Supplies$1,200

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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 $12,740 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 Butler CC net price for in-state students is $7,593* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

75% of Butler Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,721. 47 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 $4,193. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Butler Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Butler Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$7,593*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid75%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,721
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants47%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,193

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$8,492
$30,001 to $48,000$9,111
$48,001 to $75,000$9,658
$75,001 to $110,000$9,731
$110,000+$10,226

Average Financial Aid Mix - $12,740 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $12,740. 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% - $4,721

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

Federal Loans

 40% - $4,219

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

Out of Pocket

 15% -  $1,530

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. Butler Community College
Wichita Area Technical College141.4% more expensive
Cowley County Community College13.9% less expensive
Flint Hills Technical College70.9% more expensive
Hutchinson Community College19% more expensive
Independence Community College17.9% 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 Butler 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 Butler CC is $25,480 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 $5,735 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $11,470**

**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 Butler Community College.

Kansas Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,170
Kansas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$6,370
Non-Kansas Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,070
Non-Kansas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$7,270

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 Butler 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 Butler Community College
Price per credit hour for in district residents$98
Cost for one class for in district residents (3 credit hours)$294
Price per credit hour for Kansas residents$109
Cost for one class for Kansas residents (3 credit hours)$327
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$169
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$507
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$676

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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. 48% of Butler Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,219.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Butler 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 $11,470, 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 $14,231.64. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Butler Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 75% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $5,735. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Butler 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.

Butler Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$118.60
Amount Borrowed$11,470.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$2,761.64
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$14,231.64

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Butler CC? 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 Butler 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 $14,231.64 would be needed to afford a $118.60 monthly payment in the example $11,470.00 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 Butler Community College in the future? 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 $25,480.00. 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 Butler Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$16,666$33,333
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$21,271$42,542
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $27,148$54,295
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $31,427$62,854

Tuition History

What was tuition at Butler CC 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$2,550$4,170 27.8%
2011$1,995$3,555 -15.8%
2010$2,370$3,870 6%
2009$2,235$3,645 -3.3%
2008$2,312$3,784 2.5%
2007$2,256$3,696 6.8%
2006$2,112$3,456 0%
2005$2,112$3,456 3.9%
2004$2,032$3,376 32.3%
2003$1,536$3,024 23.5%
2002$1,244$2,360 3%
2001$1,208$2,312 13.1%
2000$1,068$2,172 -24.1%
1999$1,408$2,864 3.5%
1998$1,360$2,672 3.7%
1997$1,312$2,512 19.8%
1996$1,095$2,490 4.3%
1995$1,050$2,400 9.4%
1994$960$2,317 8.5%
1993$885$2,302 0%
1992$885$2,227 3.5%
1991$855$2,070 -6.2%
1990$912$2,670

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Butler 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 603 34% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 133 28% cheaper
Accounting Associate's Degree 26 28% cheaper
Education, General Associate's Degree 22 23% cheaper
Child Care and Support Services Management Associate's Degree 18 20% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 13 34% cheaper
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 12 21% cheaper
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Associate's Degree 12 23% cheaper
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking Associate's Degree 10 0% costlier
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 10 24% cheaper
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Associate's Degree 10 30% cheaper
Agriculture, General Associate's Degree 9 15% cheaper
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 9 23% cheaper
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations Associate's Degree 7 18% cheaper
Visual and Performing Arts, General Associate's Degree 6 28% cheaper
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager Associate's Degree 6 20% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 6 25% cheaper
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management Associate's Degree 5 12% costlier
Social Sciences, General Associate's Degree 5 30% cheaper
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration Associate's Degree 5 16% cheaper
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other Associate's Degree 4 39% cheaper
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Associate's Degree 3 22% cheaper
Court Reporting/Court Reporter Associate's Degree 3 27% cheaper
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 18% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Associate's Degree 3 22% cheaper
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 24% cheaper
Psychology, General Associate's Degree 3 26% cheaper
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Associate's Degree 3 31% cheaper
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 2 25% cheaper
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Associate's Degree 2 22% cheaper
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects Associate's Degree 2 28% cheaper
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 20% cheaper
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 2 20% cheaper
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster Associate's Degree 2 24% cheaper
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 2 25% cheaper
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist Associate's Degree 2 27% cheaper
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Associate's Degree 2 34% cheaper
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 2 22% cheaper
Network and System Administration/Administrator Associate's Degree 2 25% cheaper
Surveying Technology/Surveying Associate's Degree 1 30% cheaper
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other Associate's Degree 1 27% cheaper
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 1 22% cheaper
Pre-Veterinary Studies Associate's Degree 1 1% cheaper
Restaurant/Food Services Management Associate's Degree 1 41% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Associate's Degree 1 27% cheaper
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 35% cheaper
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 21% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Associate's Degree 1 37% cheaper

Calculators

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Plan and Save for College

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Estimate Loan Payments

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About Butler Community College

Butler Community College is a two year community college located in El Dorado, Kansas.  Full time enrollment is 4,068 and part time is 5,122.  Butler 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 Butler Community College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Address
Butler Community College
901 S Haverhill Rd
El Dorado, Kansas
67042-3280

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Butler 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.

Butler Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154800 IPEDS survey data.