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CVCC Tuition & Cost

Hickory, North Carolina

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State North Carolina Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Catawba Valley Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,850
Other Fees$219
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,450
Other Expenses Budget$7,849
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Catawba Valley Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,850
Other Fees$219
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,450
Other Expenses Budget$7,849

Residents of North Carolina pay an annual total price of $21,496 to attend Catawba Valley Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $2,128 for tuition, $1,850 for books and supplies and $219 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $26,872 which is 25% higher than North Carolina residents. The tuition charge is $7,504 while books and supplies are $1,850 and other fees come in at $219.

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 Catawba 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 Catawba Valley Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,353
$30,001 to $48,000$7,046
$48,001 to $75,000$8,408
$75,001 to $110,000$8,493

The average reported annual net price for Catawba Valley Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,006 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Costs for Similar Colleges

Financial Aid

69% of full-time undergrad Catawba 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 $6,233 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 0% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $0 and 2% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $4,189.

Finanical Aid Catawba Valley Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,233 69%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,352 7%
Pell Grants $6,780 52%
Other Federal Grants $276 36%
State and Local Grants $1,605 36%
Federal Student Loans $0 0%
Other Student Loans $4,189 2%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Catawba Valley Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $10,850. The loan balance of $10,850 is a two year multiple of the $5,425 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 $104 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 $10,850
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $103.52
Total Interest Paid $1,572.52
Sum of All Loan Payments $12,422.52

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year North Carolina Residents Non Residents
1 $21,496 $26,872
2 $23,001 $28,753

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Catawba Valley Community College to be $42,992 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 2 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Catawba Valley Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
North Carolina Residents $76 $228 $304
Out of State Residents $268 $804 $1,072

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Catawba 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=198233 IPEDS survey data for Catawba Valley Community College.