Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Salt Lake Community College tuition is $3,369 per year for in-state residents. This is 7% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,631. The cost is 68% cheaper than the average Utah tuition of $10,374 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 3rd in Utah amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 7th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $11,732 which represents a 248% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $474 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $3,843.

Housing Costs

Salt Lake 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 Salt Lake City area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $10,800.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $900.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $3,840 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Utah residents to go to Salt Lake Community College is $19,383 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Utah residence can expect a one year cost of $27,746. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $8,583.

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

Costs and Tuition for Salt Lake Community College
Estimated Budgets
Utah Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$19,383
   In-State Tuition$3,369
   Other Fees$474
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$10,800
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,840
   Books and Supplies$900
Utah Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$8,583
   In-State Tuition$3,369
   Other Fees$474
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,840
   Books and Supplies$900


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 $19,383 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 Salt Lake Community College net price for in-state students is $7,120* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

53% of Salt Lake Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,342. 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 $4,502. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Salt Lake Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Salt Lake Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$7,120*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid53%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,342
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants47%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,502

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$7,587
$30,001 to $48,000$8,154
$48,001 to $75,000$8,012
$75,001 to $110,000$8,745

Average Financial Aid Mix - $19,383 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $19,383. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 28% - $4,342

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

Federal Loans

 23% - $3,546

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

Out of Pocket

 49% -  $7,655

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. Salt Lake Community College
Snow College1.3% less expensive
Utah State University College of Eastern Utah26.6% less expensive
Western Wyoming Community College33% less expensive
Colorado Northwestern Community College6.1% more expensive
College of Southern Idaho35.4% 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 Salt Lake 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 Salt Lake Community College is $38,766 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 $6,785 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $13,570**

**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 Salt Lake Community College.

Utah Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,684
Utah Resident Total Cost Per Semester$9,692
Non-Utah Resident Tuition Per Semester$5,866
Non-Utah Resident Total Cost Per Semester$13,873

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 Salt Lake 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 Salt Lake Community College
Price per credit hour for Utah residents$140
Cost for one class for Utah residents (3 credit hours)$420
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$488
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,464
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,952


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. 16% of Salt Lake Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $3,546.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Salt Lake 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 $13,570, 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 $16,837.26. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Salt Lake Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 53% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $6,785. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Salt Lake 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.

Salt Lake Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$140.31
Amount Borrowed$13,570.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$3,267.26
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$16,837.26

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Salt Lake 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 Salt Lake 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 $16,837.26 would be needed to afford a $140.31 monthly payment in the example $13,570.00 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 Salt Lake Community College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $2,759 to $3,369. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.4%. 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 $38,766.00. 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 Salt Lake Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$25,357$50,713
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$32,362$64,724
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $41,303$82,607
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $47,814$95,627

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Salt Lake 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
General Studies Associate's Degree 1,805 31% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 260 37% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 258 26% costlier
Public Health, Other Associate's Degree 93 18% costlier
Psychology, General Associate's Degree 73 41% costlier
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 73 44% costlier
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General Associate's Degree 55 52% costlier
Sociology Associate's Degree 39 43% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 36 37% costlier
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 31 31% costlier
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 31 40% costlier
Social Work Associate's Degree 28 52% costlier
Plumbing Technology/Plumber Associate's Degree 28 39% costlier
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs Associate's Degree 24 36% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Associate's Degree 22 31% costlier
Computer Science Associate's Degree 22 33% costlier
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 22 42% costlier
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 22 38% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Associate's Degree 22 40% costlier
History, General Associate's Degree 21 43% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Associate's Degree 20 35% costlier
Design and Visual Communications, General Associate's Degree 18 38% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Associate's Degree 18 32% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 18 40% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 16 52% costlier
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 16 36% costlier
Chemistry, General Associate's Degree 16 42% costlier
Occupational Therapist Assistant Associate's Degree 15 38% costlier
Photography Associate's Degree 15 27% costlier
Economics, General Associate's Degree 15 25% costlier
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 13 54% costlier
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Associate's Degree 13 41% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 12 42% costlier
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects Associate's Degree 12 38% costlier
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 11 53% costlier
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 48% costlier
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 37% costlier
Surveying Technology/Surveying Associate's Degree 10 34% costlier
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 9 52% costlier
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager Associate's Degree 9 32% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Associate's Degree 9 49% costlier
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew Associate's Degree 9 35% costlier
Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 9 44% costlier
Physical Fitness Technician Associate's Degree 8 23% costlier
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Associate's Degree 8 11% costlier
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology Associate's Degree 8 44% costlier
Instrumentation Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 8 64% costlier
Music, General Associate's Degree 8 43% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 7 43% costlier
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Associate's Degree 7 26% costlier
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 6 43% costlier
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 6 62% costlier
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General Associate's Degree 6 45% costlier
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 6 52% costlier
Carpentry/Carpenter Associate's Degree 6 48% costlier
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers, Other Associate's Degree 6 63% costlier
Interior Design Associate's Degree 6 32% costlier
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 5 32% costlier
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia Associate's Degree 4 39% costlier
Chemical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 41% costlier
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 51% costlier
International/Global Studies Associate's Degree 4 32% costlier
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 58% costlier
Geography, Other Associate's Degree 3 23% costlier
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology Associate's Degree 2 64% costlier
Geology/Earth Science, General Associate's Degree 2 52% costlier
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 28% costlier
Geography Associate's Degree 2 30% costlier
Finance, General Associate's Degree 2 25% costlier
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 56% costlier
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant Associate's Degree 2 25% costlier
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Associate's Degree 1 43% costlier
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 1 1% costlier
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 26% costlier
Electrician Associate's Degree 1 56% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 1 28% costlier
Materials Engineering Associate's Degree 1 18% costlier
Physics, General Associate's Degree 1 40% costlier


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About Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake Community College is a two year community college located in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Full time enrollment is 7,496 and part time is 21,660.  Salt Lake 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 Salt Lake Community College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Salt Lake Community College
4600 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, Utah

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Salt Lake 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.

Salt Lake Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230746 IPEDS survey data.