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MCC Tuition & Cost

Meridian, Mississippi

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Mississippi Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Meridian Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$254
Room and Board $5,280
Other Expenses Budget$2,325
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Meridian Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$254
Room and Board $5,280
Other Expenses Budget$2,325

Residents of Mississippi pay an annual total price of $12,883 to attend Meridian Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,024 for tuition, $5,280 room and board, $2,000 for books and supplies and $254 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $13,863 which is 7.6% higher than Mississippi residents. The tuition charge is $4,004 while room and board is $5,280, books and supplies are $2,000 and other fees come in at $254.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Meridian Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$5,936
$30,001 to $48,000$6,745
$48,001 to $75,000n/a
$75,001 to $110,000n/a

The average reported annual net price for Meridian Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,247 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Costs for Similar Colleges

Financial Aid

92% of full-time undergrad Meridian 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 $4,762 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 12% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $2,739.

Finanical Aid Meridian Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,762 92%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,466 47%
Pell Grants $4,480 67%
Other Federal Grants $1,041 3%
State and Local Grants $626 29%
Federal Student Loans $2,739 12%
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 Meridian Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $16,958. The loan balance of $16,958 is a two year multiple of the $8,479 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 $162 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 $16,958
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $161.80
Total Interest Paid $2,457.76
Sum of All Loan Payments $19,415.76

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Mississippi Residents Non Residents
1 $12,883 $13,863
2 $13,848 $14,901

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Meridian Community College to be $25,766 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7.5% 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 Meridian Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Mississippi Residents $160 $480 $640
Out of State Residents $187 $561 $748

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Meridian Community College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175935 IPEDS survey data for Meridian Community College.