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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Florida Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Polk State College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$883
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $8,339
Other Expenses Budget$3,696
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Polk State College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$883
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $8,339
Other Expenses Budget$3,696

Residents of Florida pay an annual total price of $17,401 to attend Polk State College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $2,483 for tuition, $2,000 for books and supplies and $883 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $24,851 which is 42.8% higher than Florida residents. The tuition charge is $9,933 while books and supplies are $2,000 and other fees come in at $883.

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 Polk State 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 Polk State College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$9,756
$30,001 to $48,000$9,648
$48,001 to $75,000$10,053
$75,001 to $110,000$9,394

The average reported annual net price for Polk State College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $9,483 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

68% of full-time undergrad Polk State 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 $4,382 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 15% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,340.

Finanical Aid Polk State College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,382 68%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,737 8%
Pell Grants $4,325 57%
Other Federal Grants $347 21%
State and Local Grants $1,497 21%
Federal Student Loans $4,340 15%
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 Polk State College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $23,868. The loan balance of $23,868 is a four year multiple of the $5,967 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 $228 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 $23,868
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $227.73
Total Interest Paid $3,459.25
Sum of All Loan Payments $27,327.25

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Florida Residents Non Residents
1 $17,401 $24,851
2 $18,619 $26,591
3 $19,922 $28,452
4 $21,317 $30,444

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Polk State College to be $69,604 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Polk State College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Florida Residents $112 $336 $448
Out of State Residents $409 $1,227 $1,636

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Polk State 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=136516 IPEDS survey data for Polk State College.