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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Pittsburgh Technical College is $16,817 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 21% more expensive than the national average private for-profit two year college tuition of $13,857. The cost is 32% more expensive than the average Pennsylvania tuition of $12,735 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 49th in Pennsylvania amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 10th most expensive 2 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,450 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Oakdale should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,375.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $5,967 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $5,967 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Pittsburgh Technical College was $33,609 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Pennsylvania residence status as there is no in-state discount.

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

Costs and Tuition for Pittsburgh Technical College
Estimated Budgets
Pennsylvania Resident Total Budget $33,609
   In-State Tuition$16,817
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$9,450
   On-Campus Other Budget$5,967
   Books and Supplies$1,375
Non-Resident Total Budget $33,609
   Out-of-State Tuition$16,817
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$9,450
   On-Campus Other Budget$5,967
   Books and Supplies$1,375

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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 $33,609 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 Pittsburgh Technical College net price for in-state students is $19,371* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

92% of Pittsburgh Technical College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $7,339. 69 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 $4,106. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Pittsburgh Technical College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Pittsburgh Technical College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$19,371*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid92%
Average Total Grant Aid$7,339
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants69%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,106

Average Net Price 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$18,276
$30,001 to $48,000$17,919
$48,001 to $75,000$20,408
$75,001 to $110,000$23,749
$110,000+$25,072

Average Financial Aid Mix - $33,609 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $33,609. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

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23%
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Grants and Scholarships

 27% - $7,339

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

Federal Loans

 23% - $6,473

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

Out of Pocket

 50% -  $13,830

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for 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 Private Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Pittsburgh Technical College
Bradford School8.5% less expensive
Dean Institute of Technology13.8% less expensive
Vet Tech Institute15.3% less expensive
Triangle Tech Inc Pittsburgh3.6% less expensive
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School2.3% 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 Pittsburgh Technical 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 Pittsburgh Technical College is $67,218 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 $18,486 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $36,972**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for 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

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. 92% of Pittsburgh Technical College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,473.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Pittsburgh Technical 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 $36,972, 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 $45,873.77. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Pittsburgh Technical College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 92% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $18,486. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Pittsburgh Technical 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.

Pittsburgh Technical College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$382.28
Amount Borrowed$36,972.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$8,901.77
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$45,873.77

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Pittsburgh Technical 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 Pittsburgh Technical 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 $45,873.77 would be needed to afford a $382.28 monthly payment in the example $36,972.00 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 Pittsburgh Technical College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $15,356 to $16,817. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1.9%. 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 2 year cost of $67,218.00. 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 Pittsburgh Technical College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$43,967$87,934
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$56,114$112,228
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $71,617$143,235
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $82,906$165,812

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Pittsburgh Technical 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
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology Associate's Degree 131 75% costlier
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 60 70% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 58 56% costlier
Computer Graphics Associate's Degree 54 58% costlier
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 47 78% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 47 71% costlier
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 46 67% costlier
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other Associate's Degree 46 80% costlier
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 34 73% costlier
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist Associate's Degree 26 56% costlier
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 20 81% costlier
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Associate's Degree 19 53% costlier
Tourism Promotion Operations Associate's Degree 17 11% costlier
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist Associate's Degree 8 69% costlier

Calculators

Use the calculators below to formulate a college savings plan for Pittsburgh Technical College or model a student loan.

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Plan and Save for College

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Estimate Loan Payments

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About Pittsburgh Technical College

Pittsburgh Technical College is a two year private college located in Oakdale, Pennsylvania.  Full time enrollment is 1,880 and part time is 0. Learn more about getting accepted at Pittsburgh Technical College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Address
Pittsburgh Technical College
1111 McKee Road
Oakdale, Pennsylvania
15071

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Pittsburgh Technical College is a private, for profit school.

Pittsburgh Technical College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=215415 IPEDS survey data.