Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Springfield Technical Community College tuition is $750 per year for in-state residents. This is 79% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,532. The cost is 83% cheaper than the average Massachusetts tuition of $4,416 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 14th in Massachusetts amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 7th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $7,260 which represents a 868% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $5,316 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $6,066.

Housing Costs

Springfield Technical 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 Springfield area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $11,070.

Books and Supplies

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

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $3,744 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Massachusetts residents to go to STCC is $22,080 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Massachusetts residence can expect a one year cost of $28,590. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $11,010.

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

Costs and Tuition for Springfield Technical Community College
Estimated Budgets
Massachusetts Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$22,080
   In-State Tuition$750
   Other Fees$5,316
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$11,070
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,744
   Books and Supplies$1,200
Massachusetts Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$11,010
   In-State Tuition$750
   Other Fees$5,316
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,744
   Books and Supplies$1,200


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 $22,080 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 STCC net price for in-state students is $8,744* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

79% of Springfield Technical Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,517. 69 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 $4,237. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Springfield Technical Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Springfield Technical Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$8,744*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid79%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,517
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants69%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,237

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$7,831
$30,001 to $48,000$8,236
$48,001 to $75,000$10,674
$75,001 to $110,000$12,238

Average Financial Aid Mix - $22,080 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $22,080. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 25% - $4,517

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

Federal Loans

 19% - $3,423

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

Out of Pocket

 57% -  $10,396

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. Springfield Technical Community College
Asnuntuck Community College408.8% more expensive
Holyoke Community College485.6% more expensive
Capital Community College408.8% more expensive
Manchester Community College408.8% more expensive
Northwestern Connecticut Community College408.8% more 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 Springfield Technical 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 STCC is $44,160 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 $8,588 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $17,176**

**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 Springfield Technical Community College.

Massachusetts Resident Tuition Per Semester$375
Massachusetts Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,040
Non-Massachusetts Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,630
Non-Massachusetts Resident Total Cost Per Semester$14,295

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 Springfield Technical 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 Springfield Technical Community College
Price per credit hour for Massachusetts residents$25
Cost for one class for Massachusetts residents (3 credit hours)$75
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$242
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$726
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$968


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. 28% of Springfield Technical Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $3,423.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Springfield Technical 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 $17,176, 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 $21,311.48. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Springfield Technical Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 79% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $8,588. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Springfield Technical 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.

Springfield Technical Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$177.60
Amount Borrowed$17,176.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$4,135.48
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$21,311.48

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend STCC? 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 Springfield Technical 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 $21,311.48 would be needed to afford a $177.60 monthly payment in the example $17,176.00 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 Springfield Technical 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 $44,160.00. 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 Springfield Technical Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$28,885$57,770
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$36,865$73,730
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $47,050$94,101
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $54,467$108,933

Tuition History

What was tuition at STCC 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$750$7,260 0%
2011$750$7,260 -80.9%
2010$3,936$10,446 6.5%
2009$3,696$10,206 3.4%
2008$3,576$10,086 3.5%
2007$3,456$9,966 3%
2006$3,354$9,864 4.7%
2005$3,204$9,714 1.9%
2004$3,144$9,654 15%
2003$2,734$9,244 12.3%
2002$2,434$8,584 11.4%
2001$2,184$8,334 -3.8%
2000$2,270$8,330 -4.4%
1999$2,374$7,774 -5.8%
1998$2,520$7,620 -4.5%
1997$2,640$7,440 0.4%
1996$2,630$7,070 -18.6%
1995$3,230$7,070 1.7%
1994$3,176$7,016 29.5%
1993$2,453$5,750 4%
1992$2,358$5,526 25.4%
1991$1,881$4,446 48.8%
1990$1,264$3,241 9.5%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Springfield Technical 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
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 81 48% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 73 42% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 34 29% costlier
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder Associate's Degree 29 39% costlier
Accounting Associate's Degree 23 41% costlier
Telecommunications Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 21 44% costlier
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 19 47% costlier
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 18 46% costlier
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 16 30% costlier
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 14 47% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 13 59% costlier
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 12 43% costlier
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 11 62% costlier
Occupational Therapist Assistant Associate's Degree 11 42% costlier
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 11 40% costlier
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 10 47% costlier
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 10 55% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Associate's Degree 9 54% costlier
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology Associate's Degree 7 67% costlier
Commercial Photography Associate's Degree 7 56% costlier
Secondary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 7 65% costlier
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Associate's Degree 7 46% costlier
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 7 47% costlier
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary Associate's Degree 7 64% costlier
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 7 41% costlier
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 6 42% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 5 32% costlier
General Studies Associate's Degree 5 35% costlier
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 5 50% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 4 47% costlier
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Associate's Degree 4 47% costlier
Network and System Administration/Administrator Associate's Degree 4 47% costlier
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Associate's Degree 4 27% costlier
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies Associate's Degree 3 78% costlier
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 3 50% costlier
Small Business Administration/Management Associate's Degree 3 43% costlier
Biotechnology Associate's Degree 3 70% costlier
Fine/Studio Arts, General Associate's Degree 3 44% costlier
Laser and Optical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 49% costlier
Finance, General Associate's Degree 2 29% costlier
Computer Programming, Specific Applications Associate's Degree 2 52% costlier
Chemistry, General Associate's Degree 2 46% costlier
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects Associate's Degree 2 42% costlier
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other Associate's Degree 1 49% costlier
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Associate's Degree 1 54% costlier
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 1 43% costlier
Recording Arts Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 41% costlier
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 1 48% costlier
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 1 52% costlier
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 32% costlier
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 1 53% costlier
Computer Science Associate's Degree 1 38% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 46% costlier
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Associate's Degree 1 37% costlier
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 46% costlier
Commercial and Advertising Art Associate's Degree 1 41% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 1 30% costlier
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 61% costlier
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 44% costlier


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About Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield Technical Community College is a two year community college located in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Full time enrollment is 2,348 and part time is 3,274.  Springfield Technical 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.

Springfield Technical Community College
1 Armory Sq
Springfield, Massachusetts

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Springfield Technical 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.

Springfield Technical Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167905 IPEDS survey data.