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RVCC Tuition & Cost

Branchburg, New Jersey

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How much does it cost to attend?

In District New Jersey Resident Sticker Price
In District Costs for Raritan Valley Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,400
Other Fees$964
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,000
Other Expenses Budget$2,525
In State New Jersey Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Raritan Valley Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,400
Other Fees$964
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,000
Other Expenses Budget$2,525

In district New Jersey residents should budget an annual total cost of $19,777 to attend Raritan Valley Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,888 for tuition, $10,000 off-campus housing, $2,400 for books and supplies and $964 for other fees.

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 Raritan Valley 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 Raritan Valley Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$5,065
$30,001 to $48,000$5,657
$48,001 to $75,000$8,283
$75,001 to $110,000$11,174

The average reported annual net price for Raritan Valley Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,583 in 2018/2019. 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

41% of full-time undergrad Raritan Valley 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 $5,310 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 10% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,021 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $4,952.

Finanical Aid Raritan Valley Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,310 41%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,184 6%
Pell Grants $4,577 35%
Other Federal Grants $1,741 2%
State and Local Grants $2,239 21%
Federal Student Loans $4,021 10%
Other Student Loans $4,952 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Raritan Valley Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $7,060. The loan balance of $7,060 is a two year multiple of the $3,530 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 $67 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 $7,060
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $67.36
Total Interest Paid $1,023.22
Sum of All Loan Payments $8,083.22

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year New Jersey Residents Non Residents
1 $20,977 $20,977
2 $22,557 $22,557

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Raritan Valley Community College to be $41,954 - 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 Raritan Valley Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $162 $486 $648
Out of State Residents $212 $636 $848

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Raritan Valley 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=186645 IPEDS survey data for Raritan Valley Community College.