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Independence Community College Tuition & Cost

Independence, Kansas

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In District Kansas Resident Sticker Price

In District Costs for Independence Community College
Fee Cost
Other Fees$2,340
Books and Supplies$816
Room and Board $6,100
Other Expenses Budget$3,200

In State Kansas Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Independence Community College
Fee Cost
Other Fees$2,340
Books and Supplies$816
Room and Board $6,100
Other Expenses Budget$3,200

In-District Tuition

The tuition for in-district Kansas residents (local residents) attending Independence Community College is $1,920 per academic year. Room and board fees total $6,100. Additionally, books and supplies typically cost $816 plus the school charges $2,340 in other fees. In total, students should budget for an annual total cost of $14,376 to attend Independence Community College.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $6,100 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Independence should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and educational supplies is $816.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,200 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,000 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

All price data is sourced from the 2022/2023 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Independence Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $7,038* 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 Independence Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$5,653
$30,001 to $48,000$5,566
$48,001 to $75,000$7,460
$75,001 to $110,000$9,920

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Independence 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

96% of full-time undergrad Independence 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 $5,687 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back.

Pell Grants

68 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 $5,154. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Independence Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Student Loans

24% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $3,592.

Finanical Aid Independence Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,687 96%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,141 79%
Pell Grants $5,154 68%
Other Federal Grants $429 42%
State and Local Grants $4,252 2%
Federal Student Loans $3,592 24%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

Financial Aid Mix - $14,556 In-State Total Cost

CollegeSimply has modeled example payment coverage for the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $14,556. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

50% - $5,687

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

Federal Student Loans

32% - $3,592

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

Out of Pocket Cost

18% -  $2,077

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 Independence Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $14,076. The loan balance of $14,076 is a two year multiple of the $7,038 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 $153 could be required to pay off your student loan. The total of all payments including interest would sum $18,331.39.

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 $14,076
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 5.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $152.76
Total Interest Paid $4,255.39
Sum of All Loan Payments $18,331.39

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 Independence 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 $18,331.39 would be needed to afford a $152.76 monthly payment in the example $14,076.00 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 Independence 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 $14,556 $14,766
2 $14,829 $15,043

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Independence Community College to be $29,112 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.9% 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 Independence Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $64 $192 $256
Kansas Residents $70 $210 $280
Out of State Residents $77 $231 $308

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Independence 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 Independence Community College.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2021$2,100$2,310 9.4%
2020$1,920$2,144 0%
2019$1,920$2,144 0%
2018$1,920$2,144 0%
2017$1,920$2,144 0.8%
2016$1,904$3,184 0%
2015$1,904$3,184 9.2%
2014$1,744$3,024 41.6%
2013$1,232$2,512 18.5%
2012$1,040$2,320 0%
2011$1,040$2,320 -50%
2010$2,080$3,360 18.2%
2009$1,760$3,040 0%
2008$1,760$3,040 10%
2007$1,600$2,880 -18%
2006$1,952$1,952 0%
2005$1,952$1,952 3.4%
2004$1,888$1,888 -1%
2003$1,908$1,908 8.2%
2002$1,764$1,764 21%
2001$1,458$2,358 15.3%
2000$1,264$2,064 6.8%
1999$1,184$2,784 6.7%
1998$1,110$2,610 -11.9%
1997$1,260$3,060 0%
1996$1,260$3,420 12.5%
1995$1,120$2,352 -8.5%
1994$1,224$2,970 0.7%
1993$1,216$2,640 52%
1992$800$2,304 8.7%
1991$736$2,144 9.5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155201 IPEDS survey data for Independence Community College.