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Grand Rapids Community College Tuition & Cost

Grand Rapids, Michigan

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How much does it cost to attend?

In District Michigan Resident Sticker Price
In District Costs for Grand Rapids Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$743
Other Fees$459
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,736
Other Expenses Budget$3,868
In State Michigan Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Grand Rapids Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$743
Other Fees$459
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,736
Other Expenses Budget$3,868

In district Michigan residents should budget an annual total cost of $16,316 to attend Grand Rapids Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,510 for tuition, $7,736 off-campus housing, $743 for books and supplies and $459 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 Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,625
$30,001 to $48,000$7,218
$48,001 to $75,000$9,147
$75,001 to $110,000$12,718

The average reported annual net price for Grand Rapids Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $7,842 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

66% of full-time undergrad Grand Rapids 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 $5,712 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 24% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $3,867 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $5,866.

Finanical Aid Grand Rapids Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,712 66%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,220 11%
Pell Grants $4,666 45%
Other Federal Grants $1,207 6%
State and Local Grants $3,523 22%
Federal Student Loans $3,867 24%
Other Student Loans $5,866 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Grand Rapids Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $5,962. The loan balance of $5,962 is a two year multiple of the $2,981 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 $57 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 $5,962
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $56.88
Total Interest Paid $864.09
Sum of All Loan Payments $6,826.09

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Michigan Residents Non Residents
1 $20,216 $23,936
2 $21,554 $25,520

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Grand Rapids Community College to be $40,432 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 6.6% 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 Grand Rapids Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $117 $351 $468
Michigan Residents $247 $741 $988
Out of State Residents $371 $1,113 $1,484

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Grand Rapids 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=170055 IPEDS survey data for Grand Rapids Community College.