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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Nevada Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for College of Southern Nevada
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,280
Other Fees$675
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,493
Other Expenses Budget$4,748
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for College of Southern Nevada
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,280
Other Fees$675
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,493
Other Expenses Budget$4,748

Residents of Nevada pay an annual total price of $20,399 to attend College of Southern Nevada on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,203 for tuition, $1,280 for books and supplies and $675 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $27,876 which is 36.7% higher than Nevada residents. The tuition charge is $10,680 while books and supplies are $1,280 and other fees come in at $675.

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 College of Southern Nevada 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 College of Southern Nevada
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,140
$30,001 to $48,000$6,874
$48,001 to $75,000$8,727
$75,001 to $110,000$10,725

The average reported annual net price for College of Southern Nevada for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $7,574 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

85% of full-time undergrad College of Southern Nevada received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $5,745 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 $3,665.

Finanical Aid College of Southern Nevada
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,745 85%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,209 15%
Pell Grants $4,797 55%
Other Federal Grants $1,974 59%
State and Local Grants $1,493 52%
Federal Student Loans $3,665 12%
Other Student Loans $12,258 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to College of Southern Nevada, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $24,984. The loan balance of $24,984 is a four year multiple of the $6,246 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 $238 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 $24,984
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $238.37
Total Interest Paid $3,620.99
Sum of All Loan Payments $28,604.99

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Nevada Residents Non Residents
1 $20,399 $27,876
2 $21,269 $29,065
3 $22,176 $30,305
4 $23,122 $31,597

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at College of Southern Nevada to be $81,596 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.3% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at College of Southern Nevada
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Nevada Residents $129 $387 $516
Out of State Residents $247 $741 $988

Estimated cost for a class at College of Southern Nevada 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 College of Southern Nevada versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

College of Southern Nevada 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=182005 IPEDS survey data for College of Southern Nevada.