Public 2 Year

JSCC Tuition & Cost

Birmingham, Alabama

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Alabama Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Jefferson State Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,552
Other Fees$1,230
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $15,066
Other Expenses Budget$4,759
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Jefferson State Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,552
Other Fees$1,230
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $15,066
Other Expenses Budget$4,759

Residents of Alabama pay an annual total price of $26,297 to attend Jefferson State Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,690 for tuition, $1,552 for books and supplies and $1,230 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $29,987 which is 14% higher than Alabama residents. The tuition charge is $7,380 while books and supplies are $1,552 and other fees come in at $1,230.

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 Jefferson State 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 Jefferson State Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,219
$30,001 to $48,000$8,737
$48,001 to $75,000$11,483
$75,001 to $110,000$13,098

The average reported annual net price for Jefferson State Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $9,044 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

74% of full-time undergrad Jefferson State 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 $5,384 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 29% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $3,266.

Finanical Aid Jefferson State Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,384 74%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,827 18%
Pell Grants $5,374 51%
Other Federal Grants $1,064 10%
State and Local Grants $1,019 18%
Federal Student Loans $3,266 29%
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 Jefferson State Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $16,652. The loan balance of $16,652 is a two year multiple of the $8,326 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 $159 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 $16,652
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $158.88
Total Interest Paid $2,413.41
Sum of All Loan Payments $19,065.41

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Alabama Residents Non Residents
1 $26,297 $29,987
2 $26,567 $30,295

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Jefferson State Community College to be $52,594 - 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 Jefferson State Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Alabama Residents $123 $369 $492
Out of State Residents $256 $768 $1,024

Estimated cost for a class at Jefferson State 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 Jefferson State Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Jefferson State Community College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=101505 IPEDS survey data for Jefferson State Community College.