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Central Alabama Community College Tuition & Cost

Alexander City, Alabama

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Alabama Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Central Alabama Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,240
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,238
Other Expenses Budget$4,360
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Central Alabama Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,240
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,238
Other Expenses Budget$4,360

Residents of Alabama pay an annual total price of $20,528 to attend Central Alabama Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,690 for tuition, $1,000 for books and supplies and $1,240 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $24,218 which is 18% higher than Alabama residents. The tuition charge is $7,380 while books and supplies are $1,000 and other fees come in at $1,240.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Central Alabama Community College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Central Alabama Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$2,308
$30,001 to $48,000$3,732
$48,001 to $75,000$4,201
$75,001 to $110,000$7,803

The average reported annual net price for Central Alabama Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $3,776 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

93% of full-time undergrad Central Alabama Community College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $5,667 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 14% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,379.

Finanical Aid Central Alabama Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,667 93%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,342 78%
Pell Grants $5,270 62%
Other Federal Grants $995 12%
State and Local Grants $491 8%
Federal Student Loans $4,379 14%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Central Alabama Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $6,316. The loan balance of $6,316 is a two year multiple of the $3,158 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $60 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $6,316
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $60.26
Total Interest Paid $915.39
Sum of All Loan Payments $7,231.39

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Alabama Residents Non Residents
1 $20,528 $24,218
2 $20,739 $24,466

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Central Alabama Community College to be $41,056 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Central Alabama Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Alabama Residents $123 $369 $492
Out of State Residents $246 $738 $984

Estimated cost for a class at Central Alabama Community College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Central Alabama Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Central Alabama Community College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100760 IPEDS survey data for Central Alabama Community College.