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Colby Community College Tuition & Cost

Colby, Kansas

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In District Kansas Resident Sticker Price

In District Costs for Colby Community College
Fee Cost
Other Fees$1,418
Books and Supplies$996
Room and Board $7,032
Other Expenses Budget$3,016

In State Kansas Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Colby Community College
Fee Cost
Other Fees$1,418
Books and Supplies$996
Room and Board $7,032
Other Expenses Budget$3,016

In-District Tuition

The tuition for in-district Kansas residents (local residents) attending Colby Community College is $2,445 per academic year. Room and board fees total $7,032. Additionally, books and supplies typically cost $996 plus the school charges $1,418 in other fees. In total, students should budget for an annual total cost of $14,907 to attend Colby Community College.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $7,032 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Colby should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and educational supplies is $996.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,016 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,016 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

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 Colby Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $9,655* in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price 2019/2020


Below is the average net price by student family income.

Net Price by Income Colby Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,828
$30,001 to $48,000$7,083
$48,001 to $75,000$10,241
$75,001 to $110,000$12,563

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Colby Community College, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that your net price will fluctuate based on factors such as family income, assets and individual financial need. Net price is the out-of-pocket total cost that students end up paying or financing though student loans.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Financial Aid

88% of full-time undergrad Colby 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 $5,762 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back.

Pell Grants

43 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2019/2020 was $4,677. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Colby Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Student Loans

58% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,742.

Finanical Aid Colby Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,762 88%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,513 68%
Pell Grants $4,677 43%
Other Federal Grants $1,306 31%
State and Local Grants $2,184 1%
Federal Student Loans $4,742 58%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

Financial Aid Mix - $15,057 In-State Total Cost

CollegeSimply has modeled example payment coverage for the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $15,057. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

48% - $5,762

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Colby Community College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Student Loans

39% - $4,742

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket Cost

13% -  $1,537

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it really could cost you out of pocket to go to Colby Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $19,310. The loan balance of $19,310 is a two year multiple of the $9,655 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 $210 could be required to pay off your student loan. The total of all payments including interest would sum $25,147.71.

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 5.5%.

Example Loan $19,310
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 5.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $209.56
Total Interest Paid $5,837.71
Sum of All Loan Payments $25,147.71

Student Loan Affordability

In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Colby Community College, should consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $25,147.71 would be needed to afford a $209.56 monthly payment in the example $19,310.00 loan modeled above. This assumes a repayment over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below. View statistics about Colby Community College student loan debt and graduate salaries under student outcomes.

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price

Year Kansas Residents Non Residents
1 $15,057 $16,597
2 $15,767 $17,379

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Colby Community College to be $30,114 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.7% 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 Colby Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $82 $246 $328
Kansas Residents $87 $261 $348
Out of State Residents $138 $414 $552

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

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

Tuition History

Historical in-state and out-of-state tuition and price increases for Colby Community College.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2021$2,595$4,135 2.2%
2020$2,539$4,079 2.3%
2019$2,483$4,020 1.8%
2018$2,438$3,978 5.5%
2017$2,310$3,840 10%
2016$2,100$3,720 0%
2015$2,100$3,720 7.7%
2014$1,950$3,480 1.6%
2013$1,920$3,648 5.3%
2012$1,824$3,488 9.6%
2011$1,664$3,104 -38.8%
2010$2,720$4,160 4.9%
2009$2,592$3,840 3.8%
2008$2,496$3,744 8.3%
2007$2,304$3,552 12.5%
2006$2,048$3,296 6.7%
2005$1,920$3,168 7.1%
2004$1,792$3,040 12%
2003$1,600$2,816 11.1%
2002$1,440$2,656 0%
2001$1,440$2,656 4.7%
2000$1,376$2,592 4.9%
1999$1,312$2,592 5.1%
1998$1,248$2,592 5.4%
1997$1,184$2,528 2.8%
1996$1,152$2,880 5.9%
1995$1,088$2,624 3%
1994$1,056$2,592 7.1%
1993$986$2,448 6.2%
1992$928$2,336 11.5%
1991$832$2,194 0%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154934 IPEDS survey data for Colby Community College.