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KCC Tuition & Cost

Lihue, Hawaii

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Hawaii Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Kauai Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,058
Other Fees$108
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $15,302
Other Expenses Budget$6,792
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Kauai Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,058
Other Fees$108
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $15,302
Other Expenses Budget$6,792

Residents of Hawaii pay an annual total price of $26,404 to attend Kauai Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,144 for tuition, $1,058 for books and supplies and $108 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $31,540 which is 19.5% higher than Hawaii residents. The tuition charge is $8,280 while books and supplies are $1,058 and other fees come in at $108.

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 Kauai 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 Kauai Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$9,232
$30,001 to $48,000$8,325
$48,001 to $75,000$10,757
$75,001 to $110,000$13,295

The average reported annual net price for Kauai Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $10,118 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Costs for Similar Colleges

Financial Aid

75% of full-time undergrad Kauai 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 $5,181 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 6% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,311.

Finanical Aid Kauai Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,181 75%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,473 59%
Pell Grants $4,090 52%
Other Federal Grants $464 7%
State and Local Grants $1,406 17%
Federal Student Loans $5,311 6%
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 Kauai Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $8,916. The loan balance of $8,916 is a two year multiple of the $4,458 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 $85 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 $8,916
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $85.07
Total Interest Paid $1,292.22
Sum of All Loan Payments $10,208.22

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Hawaii Residents Non Residents
1 $26,404 $31,540
2 $27,191 $32,481

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Kauai Community College to be $52,808 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3% 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 Kauai Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Hawaii Residents $131 $393 $524
Out of State Residents $345 $1,035 $1,380

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Kauai 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=141802 IPEDS survey data for Kauai Community College.