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ECC Tuition & Cost

Elgin, Illinois

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In District Illinois Resident Sticker Price

In District Costs for Elgin Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$12
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $5,625
Other Expenses Budget$2,925

In State Illinois Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Elgin Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$12
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $5,625
Other Expenses Budget$2,925

In-District Tuition

The tuition for in-district Illinois residents (local residents) attending Elgin Community College is $3,168 per academic year. Students should budget $5,625 for local off-campus housing. Additionally, books and supplies typically cost $1,500 plus the school charges $12 in other fees. In total, students should budget for an annual total cost of $13,230 to attend Elgin Community College.

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

The average reported annual net price for Elgin Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $4,159 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Elgin 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 Elgin Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$2,273
$30,001 to $48,000$2,878
$48,001 to $75,000$5,364
$75,001 to $110,000$6,901

Financial Aid

48% of full-time undergrad Elgin 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 $5,210 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 $3,510.

Finanical Aid Elgin Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,210 48%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,371 10%
Pell Grants $4,417 36%
Other Federal Grants $1,159 25%
State and Local Grants $1,202 26%
Federal Student Loans $3,510 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 Elgin Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $15,146. The loan balance of $15,146 is a two year multiple of the $7,573 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 $161 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 $15,146
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $160.57
Total Interest Paid $4,122.74
Sum of All Loan Payments $19,268.74

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price

Year Illinois Residents Non Residents
1 $17,190 $19,566
2 $18,393 $20,936

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Elgin Community College to be $34,380 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 2 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Elgin Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $132 $396 $528
Illinois Residents $297 $891 $1,188
Out of State Residents $396 $1,188 $1,584

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Elgin Community College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144944 IPEDS survey data for Elgin Community College.