Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Cuyahoga Community College District tuition is $3,136 per year for in-district residents. This is 6% more expensive than the national average public two year in-district tuition of $2,965. The cost is 69% cheaper than the average Ohio in-district tuition of $10,051 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 7th in Ohio amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 69th most expensive 2 year college in the state.

Housing Costs

Cuyahoga 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 Cleveland area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $6,000.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,700.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $1,840 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-district residents to go to Cuyahoga Community College District is $12,676 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The total cost for in-state, but not in district residents is $13,493. Out-of-state students who don't possess Ohio residence can expect a one year cost of $17,188. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $7,493.

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

Costs and Tuition for Cuyahoga Community College District
Estimated Budgets
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$12,676
   In-District Tuition$3,136
   Other Fees$0
   Off-Campus Other Budget$1,840
   Books and Supplies$1,700
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$6,000
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$6,676
   In-District Tuition$3,136
   Other Fees$0
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$1,840
   Books and Supplies$1,700
Ohio Out of District Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$13,493
   In-State Tuition$3,953
   Other Fees$0
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$6,000
   Off-Campus Other Budget$1,840
   Books and Supplies$1,700
Ohio Out of District Total Budget (Living with Parents)$7,493
   In-State Tuition$3,953
   Other Fees$0
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$1,840
   Books and Supplies$1,700


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 $13,493 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 Cuyahoga Community College District net price for in-state students is $5,372* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

70% of Cuyahoga Community College District students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,145. 70 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 $5,054. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Cuyahoga Community College District, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Cuyahoga Community College District
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$5,372*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid70%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,145
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants70%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$5,054

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$5,393
$30,001 to $48,000$5,961
$48,001 to $75,000$8,199
$75,001 to $110,000$9,815

Average Financial Aid Mix - $13,493 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $13,493. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 44% - $5,145

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

Federal Loans

 26% - $3,041

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

Out of Pocket

 30% -  $3,467

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. Cuyahoga Community College District
Lakeland Community College4.6% more expensive
Lorain County Community College14% less expensive
University of Akron Wayne College50.3% more expensive
Stark State College29.3% less expensive
Bowling Green State University Firelands19% 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 Cuyahoga 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 Cuyahoga Community College District is $26,986 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 $4,812 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $9,624**

**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 Cuyahoga Community College District.

Ohio Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,976
Ohio Resident Total Cost Per Semester$6,746
Non-Ohio Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,824
Non-Ohio Resident Total Cost Per Semester$8,594

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 Cuyahoga 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 Cuyahoga Community College District
Price per credit hour for in district residents$105
Cost for one class for in district residents (3 credit hours)$315
Price per credit hour for Ohio residents$132
Cost for one class for Ohio residents (3 credit hours)$396
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$249
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$747
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$996


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. 31% of Cuyahoga Community College District students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $3,041.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Cuyahoga 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 $9,624, 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 $11,941.18. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Cuyahoga Community College District. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 70% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $4,812. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Cuyahoga 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.

Cuyahoga Community College District Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$99.51
Amount Borrowed$9,624.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$2,317.18
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$11,941.18

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Cuyahoga Community College District? 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 Cuyahoga 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 $11,941.18 would be needed to afford a $99.51 monthly payment in the example $9,624.00 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 Cuyahoga Community College District in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,753 to $3,953. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1.1%. 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 $26,986.00. 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 Cuyahoga Community College District.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$17,651$35,303
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$22,528$45,056
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $28,752$57,505
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $33,284$66,569

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Cuyahoga 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
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 1,021 23% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 49 20% cheaper
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 47 12% cheaper
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 45 19% cheaper
Information Science/Studies Associate's Degree 44 22% cheaper
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 39 10% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 39 10% cheaper
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Associate's Degree 38 12% cheaper
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 32 21% cheaper
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 23 8% cheaper
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 22 14% cheaper
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Associate's Degree 22 5% cheaper
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant Associate's Degree 21 16% cheaper
Occupational Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 20 8% cheaper
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 18 7% cheaper
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 17 12% cheaper
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 16 3% cheaper
Interior Design Associate's Degree 16 18% cheaper
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 15 3% cheaper
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 15 11% cheaper
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 14 11% cheaper
Commercial Photography Associate's Degree 12 6% cheaper
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Associate's Degree 12 12% cheaper
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician Associate's Degree 12 12% cheaper
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 11 15% cheaper
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 11 13% cheaper
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Associate's Degree 10 18% cheaper
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 10 12% cheaper
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant Associate's Degree 9 10% cheaper
Construction Engineering Associate's Degree 9 12% costlier
Recording Arts Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 9 15% cheaper
Corrections Associate's Degree 9 2% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 8 22% cheaper
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other Associate's Degree 8 12% cheaper
Dietetics/Dietitian Associate's Degree 8 3% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 8 15% cheaper
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Associate's Degree 6 22% cheaper
International Business/Trade/Commerce Associate's Degree 5 24% cheaper
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 5 5% cheaper
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist Associate's Degree 4 4% cheaper
Small Business Administration/Management Associate's Degree 4 14% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 12% cheaper
Plant Sciences, General Associate's Degree 3 3% costlier
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager Associate's Degree 3 17% cheaper
Environmental Health Associate's Degree 3 8% cheaper
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 3 15% cheaper
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia Associate's Degree 3 14% cheaper
Banking and Financial Support Services Associate's Degree 2 12% cheaper
Design and Visual Communications, General Associate's Degree 2 15% cheaper
Court Reporting/Court Reporter Associate's Degree 2 14% cheaper
Real Estate Associate's Degree 2 14% cheaper
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 3% cheaper
Mass Communication/Media Studies Associate's Degree 1 19% cheaper
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Associate's Degree 1 18% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 1 12% cheaper
Instrumentation Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 2% costlier
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 1 11% cheaper
Landscape Architecture Associate's Degree 1 4% cheaper
Restaurant/Food Services Management Associate's Degree 1 30% cheaper
Precision Production, Other Associate's Degree 1 5% costlier
Commercial and Advertising Art Associate's Degree 1 15% cheaper
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management Associate's Degree 1 33% cheaper
Graphic Communications, Other Associate's Degree 1 11% cheaper
Industrial Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 2% cheaper


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About Cuyahoga Community College District

Cuyahoga Community College District is a two year community college located in Cleveland, Ohio.  Full time enrollment is 7,680 and part time is 16,307.  Cuyahoga 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 Cuyahoga Community College District at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Cuyahoga Community College District
700 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland, Ohio

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Cuyahoga 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.

Cuyahoga Community College District cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=202356 IPEDS survey data.