Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Blackhawk Technical College tuition is $4,026 per year for in-state residents. This is 11% more expensive than the national average public two year tuition of $3,631. The cost is 1% cheaper than the average Wisconsin tuition of $4,080 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 4th in Wisconsin amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 14th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $6,309 which represents a 57% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $338 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $4,364.

Housing Costs

Blackhawk Technical 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 Janesville area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $5,795.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,784.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $3,487 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Wisconsin residents to go to Blackhawk Technical College is $15,430 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Wisconsin residence can expect a one year cost of $17,713. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $9,635.

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

Costs and Tuition for Blackhawk Technical College
Estimated Budgets
Wisconsin Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$15,430
   In-State Tuition$4,026
   Other Fees$338
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$5,795
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,487
   Books and Supplies$1,784
Wisconsin Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$9,635
   In-State Tuition$4,026
   Other Fees$338
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,487
   Books and Supplies$1,784


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 $15,430 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 Blackhawk Technical College net price for in-state students is $7,811* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

62% of Blackhawk Technical College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,904. 56 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 $5,250. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Blackhawk Technical College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Blackhawk Technical College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$7,811*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid62%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,904
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants56%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$5,250

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$7,172
$30,001 to $48,000$9,214
$48,001 to $75,000$12,288
$75,001 to $110,000$12,604

Average Financial Aid Mix - $15,430 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $15,430. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 41% - $4,904

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

Federal Loans

 31% - $3,731

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

Out of Pocket

 28% -  $3,308

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. Blackhawk Technical College
Rock Valley College101.2% more expensive
University of Wisconsin Colleges18% more expensive
Highland Community College42.5% more expensive
McHenry County College194.6% more expensive
Kishwaukee College111.6% 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 Blackhawk 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 Blackhawk Technical College is $30,860 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 $6,252 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $12,504**

**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

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 Blackhawk Technical College.

Wisconsin Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,013
Wisconsin Resident Total Cost Per Semester$7,715
Non-Wisconsin Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,154
Non-Wisconsin Resident Total Cost Per Semester$8,856

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 Blackhawk Technical 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 Blackhawk Technical College
Price per credit hour for Wisconsin residents$134
Cost for one class for Wisconsin residents (3 credit hours)$402
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$210
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$630
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$840


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. 78% of Blackhawk Technical College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $3,731.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Blackhawk 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 $12,504, 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 $15,514.60. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Blackhawk Technical College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 62% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $6,252. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Blackhawk 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.

Blackhawk Technical College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$129.29
Amount Borrowed$12,504.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$3,010.60
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$15,514.60

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Blackhawk 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 Blackhawk 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 $15,514.60 would be needed to afford a $129.29 monthly payment in the example $12,504.00 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 Blackhawk Technical College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,507 to $4,026. 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 $30,860.00. 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 Blackhawk Technical College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$20,185$40,371
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$25,762$51,524
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $32,880$65,760
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $38,062$76,125

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Blackhawk 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
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 58 8% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 44 18% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 44 12% cheaper
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 36 7% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 27 7% cheaper
Accounting Associate's Degree 23 13% cheaper
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager Associate's Degree 22 14% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Associate's Degree 21 5% cheaper
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 19 13% cheaper
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology Associate's Degree 18 4% costlier
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 13 16% cheaper
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 11 4% cheaper
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 11 12% cheaper
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 11 12% cheaper
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Associate's Degree 11 16% cheaper
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 10 5% cheaper
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 9 6% cheaper
Industrial Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 8 1% costlier
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 8 6% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 8 9% cheaper
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary Associate's Degree 5 6% cheaper
Operations Management and Supervision Associate's Degree 5 5% cheaper
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 4 4% cheaper
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Associate's Degree 3 9% cheaper


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About Blackhawk Technical College

Blackhawk Technical College is a two year community college located in Janesville, Wisconsin.  Full time enrollment is 820 and part time is 1,402.  Blackhawk Technical 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 Blackhawk Technical College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Blackhawk Technical College
6004 County Road G
Janesville, Wisconsin

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Blackhawk Technical 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.

Blackhawk Technical College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=238397 IPEDS survey data.