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SouthArk Tuition & Cost

El Dorado, Arkansas

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How much does it cost to attend?

In District Arkansas Resident Sticker Price
In District Costs for South Arkansas Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,635
Other Fees$684
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,816
Other Expenses Budget$7,276
In State Arkansas Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for South Arkansas Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,635
Other Fees$684
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,816
Other Expenses Budget$7,276

In district Arkansas residents should budget an annual total cost of $19,427 to attend South Arkansas Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $2,016 for tuition, $7,816 off-campus housing, $1,635 for books and supplies and $684 for other fees.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 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 South Arkansas Community College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income South Arkansas Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,101
$30,001 to $48,000n/a
$48,001 to $75,000n/a
$75,001 to $110,000n/a

The average reported annual net price for South Arkansas Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,388 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

78% of full-time undergrad South 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 $4,833 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 17% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $3,934.

Finanical Aid South Arkansas Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,833 78%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,974 17%
Pell Grants $4,981 62%
Other Federal Grants $672 3%
State and Local Grants $1,243 28%
Federal Student Loans $3,934 17%
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 South Arkansas Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $15,076. The loan balance of $15,076 is a two year multiple of the $7,538 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 $144 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 $15,076
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $143.84
Total Interest Paid $2,185.00
Sum of All Loan Payments $17,261.00

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Arkansas Residents Non Residents
1 $19,739 $21,539
2 $19,865 $21,676

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at South Arkansas Community College to be $39,478 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.6% 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 South Arkansas Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $84 $252 $336
Arkansas Residents $97 $291 $388
Out of State Residents $172 $516 $688

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

South 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=107974 IPEDS survey data for South Arkansas Community College.