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East Arkansas Community College Tuition & Cost

Forrest City, Arkansas

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How much does it cost to attend?

In District Arkansas Resident Sticker Price
In District Costs for East Arkansas Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,200
Other Fees$180
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,150
Other Expenses Budget$4,870
In State Arkansas Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for East Arkansas Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,200
Other Fees$180
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,150
Other Expenses Budget$4,870

The tuition for in-district Arkansas residents (local residents) attending East Arkansas Community College is $2,640 per academic year. Students should budget $7,150 for local off-campus housing. Additionally, books and supplies typically cost $2,200 plus the school charges $180 in other fees. In total, students should budget for an annual total cost of $17,040 to attend East Arkansas Community College.

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

Net Price

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending East Arkansas Community College, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income East Arkansas Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,378
$30,001 to $48,000$6,749
$48,001 to $75,000$8,555
$75,001 to $110,000n/a

The average reported annual net price for East Arkansas Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,873 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

92% of full-time undergrad East Arkansas 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 $5,565 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 2% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $3,702.

Finanical Aid East Arkansas Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,565 92%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,650 28%
Pell Grants $5,537 77%
Other Federal Grants $228 49%
State and Local Grants $993 26%
Federal Student Loans $3,702 2%
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 East Arkansas Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $4,816. The loan balance of $4,816 is a two year multiple of the $2,408 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 $51 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $4,816
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $51.06
Total Interest Paid $1,310.91
Sum of All Loan Payments $6,126.91

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Arkansas Residents Non Residents
1 $17,340 $17,940
2 $17,488 $18,093

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at East Arkansas Community College to be $34,680 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.9% 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 East Arkansas Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $88 $264 $352
Arkansas Residents $98 $294 $392
Out of State Residents $118 $354 $472

Estimated cost for a class at East Arkansas 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 East Arkansas Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

East Arkansas Community College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=106883 IPEDS survey data for East Arkansas Community College.