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BCC Tuition & Cost

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Massachusetts Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Berkshire Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$4,868
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $11,496
Other Expenses Budget$4,704
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Berkshire Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$4,868
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $11,496
Other Expenses Budget$4,704

Residents of Massachusetts pay an annual total price of $22,892 to attend Berkshire Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $624 for tuition, $1,200 for books and supplies and $4,868 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $28,920 which is 26.3% higher than Massachusetts residents. The tuition charge is $6,652 while books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $4,868.

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 Berkshire 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 Berkshire Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,952
$30,001 to $48,000$6,935
$48,001 to $75,000$9,888
$75,001 to $110,000$12,881

The average reported annual net price for Berkshire Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,324 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

79% of full-time undergrad Berkshire 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 $6,360 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 17% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,072.

Finanical Aid Berkshire Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,360 79%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $970 10%
Pell Grants $5,179 58%
Other Federal Grants $650 45%
State and Local Grants $1,961 70%
Federal Student Loans $5,072 17%
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 Berkshire Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $15,360. The loan balance of $15,360 is a two year multiple of the $7,680 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 $147 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 $15,360
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $146.55
Total Interest Paid $2,226.16
Sum of All Loan Payments $17,586.16

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Massachusetts Residents Non Residents
1 $22,892 $28,920
2 $24,494 $30,944

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Berkshire Community College to be $45,784 - 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 Berkshire Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Massachusetts Residents $223 $669 $892
Out of State Residents $457 $1,371 $1,828

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Berkshire 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=164775 IPEDS survey data for Berkshire Community College.