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MWCC Tuition & Cost

Gardner, Massachusetts

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Massachusetts Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Mount Wachusett Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,460
Other Fees$5,068
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,080
Other Expenses Budget$4,240
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Mount Wachusett Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,460
Other Fees$5,068
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,080
Other Expenses Budget$4,240

Residents of Massachusetts pay an annual total price of $20,448 to attend Mount Wachusett Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $600 for tuition, $1,460 for books and supplies and $5,068 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $25,368 which is 24.1% higher than Massachusetts residents. The tuition charge is $5,520 while books and supplies are $1,460 and other fees come in at $5,068.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Mount Wachusett 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 Mount Wachusett Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,441
$30,001 to $48,000$6,758
$48,001 to $75,000$8,080
$75,001 to $110,000$12,506

The average reported annual net price for Mount Wachusett Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,096 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

80% of full-time undergrad Mount Wachusett 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 $5,627 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 28% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,173 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $4,529.

Finanical Aid Mount Wachusett Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,627 80%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $863 25%
Pell Grants $5,244 54%
Other Federal Grants $374 20%
State and Local Grants $1,372 62%
Federal Student Loans $4,173 28%
Other Student Loans $4,529 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Mount Wachusett Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $13,286. The loan balance of $13,286 is a two year multiple of the $6,643 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 $127 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 $13,286
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $126.76
Total Interest Paid $1,925.57
Sum of All Loan Payments $15,211.57

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Massachusetts Residents Non Residents
1 $20,448 $25,368
2 $21,879 $27,144

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Mount Wachusett Community College to be $40,896 - 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 Mount Wachusett Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Massachusetts Residents $25 $75 $100
Out of State Residents $230 $690 $920

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Mount Wachusett Community College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166957 IPEDS survey data for Mount Wachusett Community College.