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WPCC Tuition & Cost

Morganton, North Carolina

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State North Carolina Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Western Piedmont Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$145
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,223
Other Expenses Budget$7,209
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Western Piedmont Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$145
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,223
Other Expenses Budget$7,209

Residents of North Carolina pay an annual total price of $18,409 to attend Western Piedmont Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $2,432 for tuition, $1,400 for books and supplies and $145 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $24,553 which is 33.4% higher than North Carolina residents. The tuition charge is $8,576 while books and supplies are $1,400 and other fees come in at $145.

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 Western Piedmont 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 Western Piedmont Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$3,133
$30,001 to $48,000$3,497
$48,001 to $75,000$3,886
$75,001 to $110,000$7,430

The average reported annual net price for Western Piedmont Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $4,914 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

76% of full-time undergrad Western Piedmont 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 $7,543 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.

Finanical Aid Western Piedmont Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $7,543 76%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $780 16%
Pell Grants $7,448 65%
Other Federal Grants $491 15%
State and Local Grants $1,448 45%
Federal Student Loans $0 0%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Western Piedmont Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $9,270. The loan balance of $9,270 is a two year multiple of the $4,635 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $9,270
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $88.45
Total Interest Paid $1,343.52
Sum of All Loan Payments $10,613.52

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year North Carolina Residents Non Residents
1 $18,409 $24,553
2 $18,614 $24,826

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Western Piedmont Community College to be $36,818 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.1% 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 Western Piedmont 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 Western Piedmont 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 Western Piedmont Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Western Piedmont 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=199908 IPEDS survey data for Western Piedmont Community College.