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Highland Community College Tuition & Cost

Freeport, Illinois

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How much does it cost to attend?

In District Illinois Resident Sticker Price
$16,067
In District Costs for Highland Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$3,504
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$798
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $4,905
Other Expenses Budget$5,960
In State Illinois Resident Sticker Price
$18,419
In State Costs for Highland Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$5,856
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$798
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $4,905
Other Expenses Budget$5,960

In district Illinois residents should budget an annual total cost of $16,067 to attend Highland Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,504 for tuition, $4,905 off-campus housing, $900 for books and supplies and $798 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 Highland Community College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$6,655
Net Price by Income Highland Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$5,506
$30,001 to $48,000$5,804
$48,001 to $75,000$7,918
$75,001 to $110,000$11,513
$110,000+$11,513

The average reported annual net price for Highland Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,655 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

74% of full-time undergrad Highland 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 $4,826 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 11% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $3,845.

Finanical Aid Highland Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,826 74%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,831 41%
Pell Grants $4,673 52%
Other Federal Grants $430 15%
State and Local Grants $1,198 26%
Federal Student Loans $3,845 11%
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 Highland Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $9,208. The loan balance of $9,208 is a two year multiple of the $4,604 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 $88 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 $9,208
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $87.85
Total Interest Paid $1,334.54
Sum of All Loan Payments $10,542.54

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$36,838
Year Illinois Residents Non Residents
1 $18,419 $18,419
2 $19,516 $19,516

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Highland Community College to be $36,838 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 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 Highland Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $146 $438 $584
Out of State Residents $244 $732 $976

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Highland 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=145521 IPEDS survey data for Highland Community College.