Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Lane Community College tuition is $4,104 per year for in-state residents. This is 13% more expensive than the national average public two year tuition of $3,631. The cost is 1% cheaper than the average Oregon tuition of $4,145 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 10th in Oregon amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 8th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $9,720 which represents a 137% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $708 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $4,812.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,099 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Eugene should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,419.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,394 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $2,394 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Oregon residents to go to Lane Community College is $17,724 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Oregon residence can expect a one year cost of $23,340.

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

Costs and Tuition for Lane Community College
Estimated Budgets
Oregon Resident Total Budget $17,724
   In-State Tuition$4,104
   Other Fees$708
   Room and Board$9,099
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,394
   Books and Supplies$1,419


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 $17,724 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 Lane Community College net price for in-state students is $6,525* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

75% of Lane Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,088. 49 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 $3,224. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Lane Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Lane Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$6,525*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid75%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,088
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants49%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,224

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$6,113
$30,001 to $48,000$6,432
$48,001 to $75,000$8,047
$75,001 to $110,000$8,873

Average Financial Aid Mix - $17,724 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $17,724. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 27% - $4,088

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

Federal Loans

 34% - $5,247

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

Out of Pocket

 39% -  $5,995

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. Lane Community College
Linn Benton Community College11.6% more expensive
Umpqua Community College7.8% less expensive
Oregon Coast Community College5.7% less expensive
Chemeketa Community College4.6% less expensive
Southwestern Oregon Community College2.5% 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 Lane 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 Lane Community College is $35,448 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 $7,752 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $15,504**

**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

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 Lane 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 Lane Community College
Price per credit hour for Oregon residents$84
Cost for one class for Oregon residents (3 credit hours)$252
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$214
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$642
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$856


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. 14% of Lane Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,247.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Lane 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 $15,504, 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 $19,236.91. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Lane Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 75% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $7,752. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Lane 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.

Lane Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$160.31
Amount Borrowed$15,504.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$3,732.91
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$19,236.91

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Lane 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 Lane 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 $19,236.91 would be needed to afford a $160.31 monthly payment in the example $15,504.00 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 Lane Community College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,240 to $4,104. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 5.3%. 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 $35,448.00. 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 Lane Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$23,186$46,373
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$29,592$59,185
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $37,768$75,536
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $43,721$87,443

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Lane 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 457 5% costlier
General Studies Associate's Degree 86 11% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 65 16% costlier
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 47 24% costlier
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 26 19% costlier
Office Management and Supervision Associate's Degree 22 26% costlier
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 20 25% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 17 20% costlier
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 16 20% costlier
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 16 29% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 16 19% costlier
Child Care Provider/Assistant Associate's Degree 15 18% costlier
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 15 15% costlier
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 15 21% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 15 6% costlier
Community Organization and Advocacy Associate's Degree 11 4% costlier
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager Associate's Degree 11 13% costlier
Commercial and Advertising Art Associate's Degree 10 15% costlier
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 10 36% costlier
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Associate's Degree 10 4% costlier
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects Associate's Degree 8 16% costlier
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 8 27% costlier
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 7 16% costlier
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 31% costlier
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 7 28% costlier
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 6 26% costlier
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Associate's Degree 6 6% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 28% costlier
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management Associate's Degree 5 25% costlier
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 19% costlier
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 29% costlier
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew Associate's Degree 2 13% costlier
Retailing and Retail Operations Associate's Degree 2 15% costlier
Electrician Associate's Degree 1 31% costlier
Construction Trades Associate's Degree 1 40% costlier
Industrial Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 33% costlier


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About Lane Community College

Lane Community College is a two year community college located in Eugene, Oregon.  Full time enrollment is 3,638 and part time is 5,391.  Lane 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 Lane Community College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, Oregon

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Lane 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.

Lane Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209038 IPEDS survey data.