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SCCC Tuition & Cost


How much does it cost to attend?

In State New York Resident Sticker Price
$17,560
In State Costs for Schenectady County Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$3,936
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$657
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,058
Other Expenses Budget$2,709
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$21,496
Out of State Costs for Schenectady County Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$7,872
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$657
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,058
Other Expenses Budget$2,709

Residents of New York pay an annual total price of $17,560 to attend Schenectady County Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,936 for tuition, $1,200 for books and supplies and $657 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $21,496 which is 22.4% higher than New York residents. The tuition charge is $7,872 while books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $657.


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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Schenectady 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
$3,902
Net Price by Income Schenectady County Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$4,429
$30,001 to $48,000$6,537
$48,001 to $75,000$7,165
$75,001 to $110,000n/a
$110,000+n/a

The average reported annual net price for Schenectady County Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $3,902 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 Schenectady County Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $6,642 76%
Pell Grant $4,940 68%
Federal Student Loan $4,831 42%

The average reported annual net price for Schenectady County Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $3,902 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Schenectady County Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $8,454. The loan balance of $8,454 is a two year multiple of the $4,227 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 $88 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 $8,454
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $88.27
Total Interest Paid $2,138.33
Sum of All Loan Payments $10,592.33

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$35,120
Year 1 Year 2
New York Residents $17,560 $18,133
Non Residents $21,496 $22,197

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Schenectady County Community College to be $35,120 - 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.

Cost Credit Hour and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Schenectady County Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
New York Residents $164 $492 $656
Out of State Residents $328 $984 $1,312

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Schenectady 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=195322 IPEDS survey data for Schenectady County Community College.