Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Lansing Community College tuition is $3,090 per year for in-district residents. This is 3% more expensive than the national average public two year in-district tuition of $3,046. The cost is 13% cheaper than the average Michigan in-district tuition of $3,604 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 13th in Michigan 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 $380 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $6,560.

Housing Costs

Lansing 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 Lansing area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $5,600.

Books and Supplies

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

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $3,200 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-district residents to go to Lansing Community College is $13,070 for the 2018/2019 academic year. The total cost for in-state, but not in district residents is $16,160. Out-of-state students who don't possess Michigan residence can expect a one year cost of $19,250. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $10,560.

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

Costs and Tuition for Lansing Community College
Estimated Budgets
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$13,070
   In-District Tuition$3,090
   Other Fees$380
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,200
   Books and Supplies$800
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$5,600
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$7,470
   In-District Tuition$3,090
   Other Fees$380
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,200
   Books and Supplies$800
Michigan Out of District Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$16,160
   In-State Tuition$6,180
   Other Fees$380
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$5,600
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,200
   Books and Supplies$800
Michigan Out of District Total Budget (Living with Parents)$10,560
   In-State Tuition$6,180
   Other Fees$380
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,200
   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 $16,160 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 Lansing Community College net price for in-state students is $5,476* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

61% of Lansing Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,686. 56 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 $4,435. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Lansing Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Lansing Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$5,476*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid61%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,686
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants56%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,435

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$5,120
$30,001 to $48,000$6,164
$48,001 to $75,000$8,645
$75,001 to $110,000$9,578

Average Financial Aid Mix - $16,160 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $16,160. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 36% - $4,686

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

Federal Loans

 22% - $2,832

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

Out of Pocket

 42% -  $5,442

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. Lansing Community College
Jackson Community College12.4% more expensive
Kellogg Community College9.5% less expensive
Montcalm Community College1% less expensive
Mott Community College28.7% less expensive
Washtenaw Community College38.6% 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 Lansing 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 Lansing Community College is $32,320 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 $5,368 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $10,736**

**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 Lansing Community College.

Michigan Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,090
Michigan Resident Total Cost Per Semester$8,080
Non-Michigan Resident Tuition Per Semester$4,635
Non-Michigan Resident Total Cost Per Semester$9,625

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 Lansing 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 Lansing Community College
Price per credit hour for in district residents$103
Cost for one class for in district residents (3 credit hours)$309
Price per credit hour for Michigan residents$206
Cost for one class for Michigan residents (3 credit hours)$618
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$309
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$927
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,236


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. 68% of Lansing Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $2,832.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Lansing 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 $10,736, 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 $13,320.91. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Lansing Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 61% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $5,368. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Lansing 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.

Lansing Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$111.01
Amount Borrowed$10,736.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$2,584.91
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$13,320.91

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Lansing 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 Lansing 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 $13,320.91 would be needed to afford a $111.01 monthly payment in the example $10,736.00 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 Lansing Community College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $4,860 to $6,180. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 5.4%. 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 $32,320.00. 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 Lansing Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$21,140$42,281
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$26,981$53,962
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $34,435$68,871
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $39,863$79,726

Tuition History

What was tuition at Lansing 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 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$4,740$7,110 12.9%
2011$4,200$6,300 3.2%
2010$4,070$6,080 0.6%
2009$4,045$6,055 0%
2008$4,045$6,055 11.6%
2007$3,625$5,425 14.2%
2006$3,175$4,375 18.5%
2005$2,680$3,640 2.3%
2004$2,620$3,580 6.1%
2003$2,470$3,370 27.6%
2002$1,936$2,632 1.3%
2001$1,912$2,608 -1.4%
2000$1,940$2,636 -39%
1999$3,180$4,340 25.4%
1998$2,535$3,405 7.4%
1997$2,360$3,230 0%
1996$2,360$3,230 1.7%
1995$2,320$3,190 0.1%
1994$2,318$3,229 21.7%
1993$1,905$3,060 7%
1992$1,780$2,400 11.9%
1991$1,590$2,130 12.8%
1990$1,410$1,950 6.8%
1989$1,320$1,815 15.8%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Lansing 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 805 13% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 176 5% cheaper
Computer Programming, Specific Applications Associate's Degree 50 2% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 45 11% cheaper
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 24 1% cheaper
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 24 5% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 21 0% cheaper
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 20 1% cheaper
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 19 2% costlier
Photography Associate's Degree 18 12% cheaper
Child Care Provider/Assistant Associate's Degree 17 2% cheaper
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Associate's Degree 17 2% cheaper
Electrician Associate's Degree 15 8% costlier
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 15 5% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 14 5% costlier
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 11 3% costlier
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 11 2% costlier
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects Associate's Degree 11 4% cheaper
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 11 3% cheaper
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 11 9% costlier
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Associate's Degree 10 12% cheaper
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation Associate's Degree 10 6% costlier
Psychology, General Associate's Degree 10 2% cheaper
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Associate's Degree 9 2% cheaper
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology Associate's Degree 8 0% costlier
Teacher Assistant/Aide Associate's Degree 8 2% costlier
Corrections Associate's Degree 7 10% costlier
Biotechnology Associate's Degree 7 15% costlier
International Business/Trade/Commerce Associate's Degree 7 15% cheaper
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 7 0% cheaper
Architectural Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 10% cheaper
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology Associate's Degree 6 14% costlier
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General Associate's Degree 6 4% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 6 13% cheaper
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 3% costlier
Cinematography and Film/Video Production Associate's Degree 6 0% cheaper
Agricultural Business and Management, General Associate's Degree 5 12% costlier
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 5 2% costlier
History, General Associate's Degree 5 1% cheaper
Community Organization and Advocacy Associate's Degree 5 14% cheaper
Creative Writing Associate's Degree 5 5% cheaper
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 5 7% costlier
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Associate's Degree 5 9% cheaper
Social Sciences, General Associate's Degree 5 7% cheaper
Surveying Technology/Surveying Associate's Degree 4 7% cheaper
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 1% cheaper
Accounting and Related Services, Other Associate's Degree 4 1% costlier
Fashion Merchandising Associate's Degree 4 32% cheaper
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Associate's Degree 4 3% costlier
Architecture and Related Services, Other Associate's Degree 4 11% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Associate's Degree 4 3% costlier
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration Associate's Degree 4 12% costlier
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 3 1% cheaper
Music, General Associate's Degree 3 1% cheaper
Banking and Financial Support Services Associate's Degree 3 2% cheaper
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 5% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Associate's Degree 3 7% cheaper
Ornamental Horticulture Associate's Degree 3 12% cheaper
Office Management and Supervision Associate's Degree 3 4% costlier
Secondary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 2 11% costlier
Sociology Associate's Degree 2 1% cheaper
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation Associate's Degree 2 19% costlier
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Associate's Degree 2 12% cheaper
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 5% cheaper
Histologic Technician Associate's Degree 2 3% cheaper
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Associate's Degree 2 18% cheaper
Music Performance, General Associate's Degree 2 0% cheaper
Interior Design Associate's Degree 2 8% cheaper
Tourism and Travel Services Management Associate's Degree 2 9% cheaper
Illustration Associate's Degree 2 37% cheaper
Fine/Studio Arts, General Associate's Degree 1 3% cheaper
Chemical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 2% cheaper
Rhetoric and Composition Associate's Degree 1 5% cheaper
Selling Skills and Sales Operations Associate's Degree 1 0% cheaper
Music Management Associate's Degree 1 1% cheaper
Graphic Design Associate's Degree 1 14% cheaper
Juvenile Corrections Associate's Degree 1 9% cheaper
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology Associate's Degree 1 13% costlier
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce Associate's Degree 1 7% cheaper
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology Associate's Degree 1 12% cheaper
Philosophy Associate's Degree 1 9% cheaper
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 1 5% costlier
Carpentry/Carpenter Associate's Degree 1 3% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 1 3% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Associate's Degree 1 3% cheaper
Real Estate Associate's Degree 1 4% cheaper


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About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is a two year community college located in Lansing, Michigan.  Full time enrollment is 5,088 and part time is 8,495.  Lansing 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 Lansing Community College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Lansing Community College
419 N Capitol Ave
Lansing, Michigan

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Lansing 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.

Lansing Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=170657 IPEDS survey data.