Public 2 Year

HCC Tuition & Cost

Columbia, Maryland

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How much does it cost to attend?

In District Maryland Resident Sticker Price
In District Costs for Howard Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,400
Other Fees$672
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $16,704
Other Expenses Budget$3,330
In State Maryland Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Howard Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,400
Other Fees$672
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $16,704
Other Expenses Budget$3,330

In district Maryland residents should budget an annual total cost of $26,514 to attend Howard Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,408 for tuition, $16,704 off-campus housing, $2,400 for books and supplies and $672 for other fees.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Howard Community College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Howard Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$9,119
$30,001 to $48,000$10,132
$48,001 to $75,000$11,445
$75,001 to $110,000$13,711

The average reported annual net price for Howard Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $10,085 in 2019/2020. 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

63% of full-time undergrad Howard 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 $4,986 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 9% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,714.

Finanical Aid Howard Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,986 63%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,671 28%
Pell Grants $4,645 42%
Other Federal Grants $660 35%
State and Local Grants $1,622 21%
Federal Student Loans $4,714 9%
Other Student Loans $7,593 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Howard Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $27,476. The loan balance of $27,476 is a two year multiple of the $13,738 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 $262 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 $27,476
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $262.15
Total Interest Paid $3,982.16
Sum of All Loan Payments $31,458.16

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Maryland Residents Non Residents
1 $28,842 $30,114
2 $29,486 $30,786

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Howard Community College to be $57,684 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.2% 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 Howard Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $142 $426 $568
Maryland Residents $239 $717 $956
Out of State Residents $292 $876 $1,168

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Howard 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=162779 IPEDS survey data for Howard Community College.