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WNCC Tuition & Cost

Scottsbluff, Nebraska

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Nebraska Resident Sticker Price
$15,047
In State Costs for Western Nebraska Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$2,556
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$420
Room and Board $7,034
Other Expenses Budget$3,537
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$15,071
Out of State Costs for Western Nebraska Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$2,580
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$420
Room and Board $7,034
Other Expenses Budget$3,537

Residents of Nebraska pay an annual total price of $15,047 to attend Western Nebraska Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $2,556 for tuition, $7,034 room and board, $1,500 for books and supplies and $420 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $15,071 which is 0.2% higher than Nebraska residents. The tuition charge is $2,580 while room and board is $7,034, books and supplies are $1,500 and other fees come in at $420.

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 Western Nebraska Community College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$5,488
Net Price by Income Western Nebraska Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$3,495
$30,001 to $48,000$3,985
$48,001 to $75,000$7,519
$75,001 to $110,000$8,125
$110,000+$10,422

The average reported annual net price for Western Nebraska Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $5,488 in 2019/2020. 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

95% of full-time undergrad Western Nebraska 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 $7,003 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 16% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,108.

Finanical Aid Western Nebraska Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $7,003 95%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,442 90%
Pell Grants $5,504 46%
Other Federal Grants $856 58%
State and Local Grants $922 19%
Federal Student Loans $4,108 16%
Other Student Loans $11,004 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Western Nebraska Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $11,680. The loan balance of $11,680 is a two year multiple of the $5,840 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 $111 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 $11,680
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $111.44
Total Interest Paid $1,692.81
Sum of All Loan Payments $13,372.81

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$30,094
Year Nebraska Residents Non Residents
1 $15,047 $15,071
2 $15,540 $15,565

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Western Nebraska Community College to be $30,094 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.3% 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 Western Nebraska Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Nebraska Residents $107 $321 $428
Out of State Residents $108 $324 $432

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Western Nebraska 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=181817 IPEDS survey data for Western Nebraska Community College.