Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Edison State Community College tuition is $3,909 per year for in-state residents. This is 8% more expensive than the national average public two year tuition of $3,631. The cost is 63% cheaper than the average Ohio tuition of $10,591 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 11th in Ohio amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 76th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $7,819 which represents a 100% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $789 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $4,698.

Housing Costs

Edison State 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 Piqua area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $7,986.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $2,080.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $2,344 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Ohio residents to go to Edison Community College is $17,108 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Ohio residence can expect a one year cost of $21,018. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $8,758.

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

Costs and Tuition for Edison State Community College
Estimated Budgets
Ohio Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$17,108
   In-State Tuition$3,909
   Other Fees$789
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$7,986
   Off-Campus Other Budget$2,344
   Books and Supplies$2,080
Ohio Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$8,758
   In-State Tuition$3,909
   Other Fees$789
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$1,980
   Books and Supplies$2,080


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 $17,108 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 Edison Community College net price for in-state students is $8,583* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

55% of Edison State Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,183. 46 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 $3,986. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Edison State Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Edison State Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$8,583*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid55%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,183
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants46%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,986

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$8,175
$30,001 to $48,000$8,553
$48,001 to $75,000$10,361
$75,001 to $110,000$10,859

Average Financial Aid Mix - $17,108 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $17,108. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 28% - $4,183

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

Federal Loans

 38% - $5,602

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

Out of Pocket

 34% -  $4,979

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. Edison State Community College
Clark State Community College19.4% less expensive
Sinclair Community College12.8% less expensive
Ivy Tech Community College Richmond17.3% less expensive
James A Rhodes State College4.5% more expensive
Ivy Tech Community College East Central17.3% 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 Edison State 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 Edison Community College is $34,216 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 $6,669 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $13,338**

**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 Edison State Community College.

Ohio Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,954
Ohio Resident Total Cost Per Semester$8,554
Non-Ohio Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,910
Non-Ohio Resident Total Cost Per Semester$10,509

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 Edison State 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 Edison State Community College
Price per credit hour for Ohio residents$157
Cost for one class for Ohio residents (3 credit hours)$471
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$287
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$861
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,148


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. 26% of Edison State Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,602.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Edison State 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 $13,338, 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 $16,549.40. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Edison State Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 55% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $6,669. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Edison State 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.

Edison State Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$137.91
Amount Borrowed$13,338.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$3,211.40
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$16,549.40

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Edison 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 Edison State 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 $16,549.40 would be needed to afford a $137.91 monthly payment in the example $13,338.00 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 Edison State Community College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,410 to $3,909. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2.9%. 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 $34,216.00. 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 Edison State Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$22,380$44,761
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$28,564$57,128
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $36,455$72,911
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $42,202$84,404

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Edison State 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
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 70 4% costlier
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 26 10% costlier
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 22 9% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 17 3% cheaper
Accounting Associate's Degree 13 4% costlier
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 12 12% costlier
Social Work Associate's Degree 12 15% costlier
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 11 3% costlier
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 10 5% costlier
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 9 14% costlier
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology Associate's Degree 9 23% costlier
Child Development Associate's Degree 9 18% costlier
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Associate's Degree 8 13% costlier
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Associate's Degree 8 0% cheaper
Industrial Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 8 20% costlier
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 6 5% costlier
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary Associate's Degree 6 21% costlier
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 5 11% costlier
Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 5 27% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 4 4% costlier
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General Associate's Degree 4 14% costlier
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 5% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 7% costlier
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Associate's Degree 3 17% costlier
Commercial and Advertising Art Associate's Degree 2 4% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 2 6% costlier
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 2 8% costlier
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Associate's Degree 2 9% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 2 5% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 2 8% costlier
Human Resources Management and Services, Other Associate's Degree 1 30% costlier
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 1 13% costlier


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About Edison State Community College

Edison State Community College is a two year community college located in Piqua, Ohio.  Full time enrollment is 865 and part time is 2,811.  Edison State 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 Edison State Community College at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Edison State Community College
1973 Edison Dr
Piqua, Ohio

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Edison State 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.

Edison State Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=202648 IPEDS survey data.