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West Windsor, New Jersey

Mercer County Community College Tuition & Cost

How much does it cost to attend?

In District New Jersey Resident Sticker Price
$17,381
In District Costs for Mercer County Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$2,988
Books and Supplies$1,390
Other Fees$912
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $8,060
Other Expenses Budget$4,031
In State New Jersey Resident Sticker Price
$18,569
In State Costs for Mercer County Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$4,176
Books and Supplies$1,390
Other Fees$912
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $8,060
Other Expenses Budget$4,031

In district New Jersey residents should budget an annual total cost of $17,381 to attend Mercer County Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $2,988 for tuition, $8,060 off-campus housing, $1,390 for books and supplies and $912 for other fees.

All price data is sourced from the 2017/2018 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 Mercer County Community College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$6,015
Net Price by Income Mercer County Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$3,544
$30,001 to $48,000$4,111
$48,001 to $75,000$6,508
$75,001 to $110,000$8,869
$110,000+$9,527

The average reported annual net price for Mercer County Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,015 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Mercer County Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $5,049 50%
Pell Grant $4,476 43%
Federal Student Loan $4,711 8%

The average reported annual net price for Mercer County Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,015 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Mercer County Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $10,122. The loan balance of $10,122 is a two year multiple of the $5,061 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 $106 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 4.7%.

Example Loan $10,122
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $105.69
Total Interest Paid $2,560.23
Sum of All Loan Payments $12,682.23

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$37,138
Year New Jersey Residents Non Residents
1 $18,569 $20,729
2 $19,051 $21,267

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Mercer County Community College to be $37,138 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.6% 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 Mercer County Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $163 $489 $652
New Jersey Residents $212 $636 $848
Out of State Residents $302 $906 $1,208

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Mercer County 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=185509 IPEDS survey data for Mercer County Community College.