Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Linn Benton Community College tuition is $4,385 per year for in-state residents. This is 24% more expensive than the national average public two year tuition of $3,532. The cost is 9% more expensive than the average Oregon tuition of $4,031 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 12th in Oregon amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 6th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $10,192 which represents a 132% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $346 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $4,731.

Housing Costs

Linn Benton 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 Albany area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $8,253.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $870.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $3,441 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Oregon residents to go to LBCC is $17,295 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Oregon residence can expect a one year cost of $23,102. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $9,042.

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

Costs and Tuition for Linn Benton Community College
Estimated Budgets
Oregon Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$17,295
   In-State Tuition$4,385
   Other Fees$346
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$8,253
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,441
   Books and Supplies$870
Oregon Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$9,042
   In-State Tuition$4,385
   Other Fees$346
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,441
   Books and Supplies$870


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 $17,295 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 LBCC net price for in-state students is $9,765* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

50% of Linn Benton Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,788. 47 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 $4,234. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Linn Benton Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Linn Benton Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$9,765*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid50%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,788
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants47%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,234

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$9,395
$30,001 to $48,000$10,563
$48,001 to $75,000$12,602
$75,001 to $110,000$14,051

Average Financial Aid Mix - $17,295 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $17,295. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 35% - $4,788

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

Federal Loans

 41% - $5,726

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

Out of Pocket

 24% -  $3,340

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. Linn Benton Community College
Chemeketa Community College12.8% less expensive
Lane Community College10.1% less expensive
Oregon Coast Community College18.7% less expensive
Clackamas Community College4.6% less expensive
Portland Community College14.6% 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 Linn Benton 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 LBCC is $34,590 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 $6,968 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $13,936**

**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 Linn Benton 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 Linn Benton Community College
Price per credit hour for Oregon residents$104
Cost for one class for Oregon residents (3 credit hours)$312
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$243
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$729
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$972


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. 53% of Linn Benton Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,726.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Linn Benton 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 $13,936, 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 $17,291.38. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Linn Benton Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 50% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $6,968. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Linn Benton 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.

Linn Benton Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$144.09
Amount Borrowed$13,936.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$3,355.38
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$17,291.38

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend LBCC? 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 Linn Benton 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 $17,291.38 would be needed to afford a $144.09 monthly payment in the example $13,936.00 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 Linn Benton Community College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,813 to $4,385. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 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 $34,590.00. 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 Linn Benton Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$22,625$45,250
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$28,876$57,752
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $36,854$73,708
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $42,663$85,326

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Linn Benton 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 111 4% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Associate's Degree 66 0% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 42 14% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 37 7% costlier
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 25 20% costlier
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 24 19% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 21 17% costlier
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 20 14% costlier
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 18 28% costlier
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist Associate's Degree 17 29% costlier
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 16 26% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 15 18% costlier
Social Sciences, General Associate's Degree 15 11% costlier
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 14 21% costlier
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Associate's Degree 14 33% costlier
Graphic Communications, General Associate's Degree 14 31% costlier
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 13 21% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 12 26% costlier
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 11 35% costlier
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management Associate's Degree 11 28% costlier
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 10 21% costlier
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Associate's Degree 10 17% costlier
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Associate's Degree 7 44% costlier
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 7 23% costlier
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 6 13% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 5 29% costlier
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 5 23% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Associate's Degree 5 24% costlier
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other Associate's Degree 4 6% costlier
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 12% costlier
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General Associate's Degree 3 14% costlier
Office Management and Supervision Associate's Degree 3 24% costlier
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 3 18% costlier
Teacher Assistant/Aide Associate's Degree 3 23% costlier
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 2 19% costlier
Journalism Associate's Degree 2 18% costlier
Biological and Physical Sciences Associate's Degree 2 7% costlier
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary Associate's Degree 2 22% costlier
Music, General Associate's Degree 2 19% costlier
Agriculture, General Associate's Degree 1 35% costlier
Chemistry, General Associate's Degree 1 18% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Associate's Degree 1 16% costlier
Lineworker Associate's Degree 1 45% costlier
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 20% costlier
Agricultural Business and Management, General Associate's Degree 1 34% costlier
Geology/Earth Science, General Associate's Degree 1 26% costlier
Rhetoric and Composition Associate's Degree 1 14% costlier
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 16% costlier


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About Linn Benton Community College

Linn Benton Community College is a two year community college located in Albany, Oregon.  Full time enrollment is 2,744 and part time is 3,031.  Linn Benton 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.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Linn Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Linn Benton 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.

Linn Benton Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209074 IPEDS survey data.