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In State New York Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Tompkins Cortland Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,192
Room and Board $11,052
Other Expenses Budget$2,757
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Tompkins Cortland Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,192
Room and Board $11,052
Other Expenses Budget$2,757

Residents of New York pay an annual total price of $21,556 to attend Tompkins Cortland Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $5,355 for tuition, $11,052 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $1,192 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $27,211 which is 26.2% higher than New York residents. The tuition charge is $11,010 while room and board is $11,052, books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $1,192.

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 Tompkins Cortland Community College 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 Tompkins Cortland Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,081
$30,001 to $48,000$10,047
$48,001 to $75,000$13,541
$75,001 to $110,000$15,406

The average reported annual net price for Tompkins Cortland Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $10,130 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

89% of full-time undergrad Tompkins Cortland 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 $6,904 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 50% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,082 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $9,142.

Finanical Aid Tompkins Cortland Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,904 89%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,484 10%
Pell Grants $4,573 69%
Other Federal Grants $457 17%
State and Local Grants $3,079 72%
Federal Student Loans $5,082 50%
Other Student Loans $9,142 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Tompkins Cortland Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $15,506. The loan balance of $15,506 is a two year multiple of the $7,753 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 $148 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 $15,506
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $147.94
Total Interest Paid $2,247.32
Sum of All Loan Payments $17,753.32

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year New York Residents Non Residents
1 $21,556 $27,211
2 $22,210 $28,036

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Tompkins Cortland Community College to be $43,112 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 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 Tompkins Cortland Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
New York Residents $200 $600 $800
Out of State Residents $410 $1,230 $1,640

Estimated cost for a class at Tompkins Cortland 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 Tompkins Cortland Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Tompkins Cortland Community College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196565 IPEDS survey data for Tompkins Cortland Community College.