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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Wayne County Community College District tuition is $2,570 per year for in-district residents. This is 13% cheaper than the national average public two year in-district tuition of $2,965. The cost is 27% cheaper than the average Michigan in-district tuition of $3,508 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 6th in Michigan amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 27th most expensive 2 year college in the state.

The school charges an additional fees of $268 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $3,107.

Housing Costs

Wayne County Community College District doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Detroit area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $5,012.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,720.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $3,008 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-district residents to go to WCCCD is $12,578 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The total cost for in-state, but not in district residents is $12,847. Out-of-state students who don't possess Michigan residence can expect a one year cost of $13,582. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $7,731.

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

Costs and Tuition for Wayne County Community College District
Estimated Budgets
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$12,578
   In-District Tuition$2,570
   Other Fees$268
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,008
   Books and Supplies$1,720
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$5,012
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$7,462
   In-District Tuition$2,570
   Other Fees$268
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$2,904
   Books and Supplies$1,720
Michigan Out of District Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$12,847
   In-State Tuition$2,839
   Other Fees$268
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$5,012
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,008
   Books and Supplies$1,720
Michigan Out of District Total Budget (Living with Parents)$7,731
   In-State Tuition$2,839
   Other Fees$268
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$2,904
   Books and Supplies$1,720

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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 $12,847 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 WCCCD net price for in-state students is $5,701* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

90% of Wayne County Community College District students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,991. 89 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 $4,729. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Wayne County Community College District, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Wayne County Community College District
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$5,701*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid90%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,991
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants89%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,729

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$5,601
$30,001 to $48,000$6,147
$48,001 to $75,000$7,835
$75,001 to $110,000$8,525
$110,000+n/a

Average Financial Aid Mix - $12,847 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $12,847. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

51%
44%
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Grants and Scholarships

 51% - $4,991

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

Federal Loans

 44% - $4,364

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

Out of Pocket

 5% -  $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 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. Wayne County Community College District
Henry Ford Community College40.3% more expensive
Macomb Community College103.1% more expensive
Schoolcraft College43.8% more expensive
Oakland Community College47.1% more expensive
Washtenaw Community College33.6% 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 Wayne County Community College District.

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 WCCCD is $25,694 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 $5,135 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $10,270**

**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 Wayne County Community College District.

Michigan Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,420
Michigan Resident Total Cost Per Semester$6,424
Non-Michigan Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,787
Non-Michigan Resident Total Cost Per Semester$6,791

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 Wayne County Community College District 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 Wayne County Community College District
Price per credit hour for in district residents$89
Cost for one class for in district residents (3 credit hours)$267
Price per credit hour for Michigan residents$110
Cost for one class for Michigan residents (3 credit hours)$330
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$140
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$420
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$560

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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. 35% of Wayne County Community College District students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,364.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Wayne County Community College District? 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 $10,270, 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 $12,742.71. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Wayne County Community College District. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 90% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $5,135. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Wayne County Community College District 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.

Wayne County Community College District Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$106.19
Amount Borrowed$10,270.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$2,472.71
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$12,742.71

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend WCCCD? 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 Wayne County Community College District, 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 $12,742.71 would be needed to afford a $106.19 monthly payment in the example $10,270.00 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 Wayne County Community College District in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $2,376 to $2,839. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 3.9%. 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 $25,694.00. 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 Wayne County Community College District.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$16,806$33,613
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$21,450$42,899
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $27,376$54,751
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $31,691$63,382

Tuition History

What was tuition at WCCCD 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$2,640$3,360 10%
2011$2,400$3,120 -9.7%
2010$2,658$3,378 10.4%
2009$2,408$3,128 23.2%
2008$1,954$2,427 3%
2007$1,897$2,359 0%
2006$1,897$2,359 2.5%
2005$1,850$2,306 -21.8%
2004$2,366$2,974 0%
2003$2,366$2,974 0%
2002$2,366$2,974 0%
2001$2,366$2,974 0%
2000$2,366$2,974 5.2%
1999$2,250$2,858 0%
1998$2,250$2,858 0%
1997$2,250$2,858 0%
1996$2,250$2,858 0%
1995$2,250$2,858 31.3%
1994$1,714$1,961 3.2%
1993$1,661$2,050 1.1%
1992$1,643$2,232 11.2%
1991$1,477$1,932 19.1%
1990$1,240$1,630 0%
1989$1,240$1,630 0%
1988$1,240$1,616

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Wayne County Community College District 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
Social Sciences, General Associate's Degree 341 35% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 301 30% cheaper
General Studies Associate's Degree 237 36% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 142 33% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 67 37% cheaper
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 30 30% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 29 30% cheaper
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant Associate's Degree 29 33% cheaper
Corrections Associate's Degree 25 23% cheaper
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 20 27% cheaper
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 20 31% cheaper
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 19 30% cheaper
Occupational Therapist Assistant Associate's Degree 18 33% cheaper
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 14 25% cheaper
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Associate's Degree 12 25% cheaper
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 12 23% cheaper
Child Care and Support Services Management Associate's Degree 9 25% cheaper
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller Associate's Degree 9 34% cheaper
Management Information Systems and Services, Other Associate's Degree 8 32% cheaper
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other Associate's Degree 7 15% cheaper
Adult Development and Aging Associate's Degree 7 29% cheaper
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 7 35% cheaper
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies Associate's Degree 5 15% cheaper
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 5 33% cheaper
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 5 26% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 31% cheaper
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 29% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 3 24% cheaper
Building/Property Maintenance Associate's Degree 2 25% cheaper
Dietetic Technician Associate's Degree 2 32% cheaper
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 2 26% cheaper
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management Associate's Degree 1 38% cheaper
Secondary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 1 21% cheaper
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology Associate's Degree 1 21% cheaper
Dental Assisting/Assistant Associate's Degree 1 31% cheaper
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 1 28% cheaper
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 1 31% cheaper
Religion/Religious Studies Associate's Degree 1 35% cheaper
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 24% cheaper

Calculators

Use the calculators below to formulate a college savings plan for Wayne County Community College District or model a student loan.

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Plan and Save for College

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Estimate Loan Payments

Modify the loan assumptions to fit your financial situation and likely tuition price. Then calculate your payoff and loan payments for a Wayne County Community College District student loan.

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About Wayne County Community College District

Wayne County Community College District is a two year community college located in Detroit, Michigan.  Full time enrollment is 2,531 and part time is 14,291.  Wayne County Community College District 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 Wayne County Community College District at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Address
Wayne County Community College District
801 W. Fort Street
Detroit, Michigan
48226

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Wayne County Community College District 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.

Wayne County Community College District cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=172635 IPEDS survey data.