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Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals Tuition & Cost

How much does it cost to attend?

In State Alabama Resident Sticker Price
$16,946
In State Costs for Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals
Fee Cost
Tuition$3,570
Books and Supplies$1,750
Other Fees$841
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $5,500
Other Expenses Budget$5,285
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$20,456
Out of State Costs for Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals
Fee Cost
Tuition$7,080
Books and Supplies$1,750
Other Fees$841
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $5,500
Other Expenses Budget$5,285

Residents of Alabama pay an annual total price of $16,946 to attend Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,570 for tuition, $1,750 for books and supplies and $841 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $20,456 which is 20.7% higher than Alabama residents. The tuition charge is $7,080 while books and supplies are $1,750 and other fees come in at $841.

All price data is sourced from the 2017/2018 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

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Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$6,881
Net Price by Income Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$5,248
$30,001 to $48,000$6,032
$48,001 to $75,000$8,134
$75,001 to $110,000$10,336
$110,000+$9,920

The average reported annual net price for Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,881 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $4,712 89%
Pell Grant $5,058 65%
Federal Student Loan $4,878 23%

The average reported annual net price for Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,881 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $10,230. The loan balance of $10,230 is a two year multiple of the $5,115 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 $107 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 4.7%.

Example Loan $10,230
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $106.81
Total Interest Paid $2,587.54
Sum of All Loan Payments $12,817.54

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$33,892
Year Alabama Residents Non Residents
1 $16,946 $20,456
2 $17,257 $20,831

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals to be $33,892 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.8% 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 Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Alabama Residents $119 $357 $476
Out of State Residents $236 $708 $944

Estimated cost for a class at Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals 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 Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=101736 IPEDS survey data for Northwest Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals.