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Wilkes Community College Tuition & Cost

Wilkesboro, North Carolina

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In State North Carolina Resident Sticker Price

$14,778
In State Costs for Wilkes Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$2,432
Other Fees$140
Books and Supplies$1,700
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $5,890
Other Expenses Budget$4,616

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

$20,922
Out of State Costs for Wilkes Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$8,576
Other Fees$140
Books and Supplies$1,700
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $5,890
Other Expenses Budget$4,616

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Wilkes Community College for undergraduate students residing in North Carolina is $2,432. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,700 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $140 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $4,616 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Wilkes Community College full time should expect a total annual cost of $14,778.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Wilkes Community College is $8,576 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $1,700 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $140. Students are advised to budget $4,616 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $20,922. This figure is 41.6% higher than what North Carolina residents pay.

Housing Costs

Wilkes Community College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Wilkesboro area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $5,890.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and educational supplies is $1,700.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $4,616 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Wilkes Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $3,318* in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

$3,318

Below is the average net price by student family income.

Net Price by Income Wilkes Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$1,348
$30,001 to $48,000$2,377
$48,001 to $75,000$3,765
$75,001 to $110,000$6,425
$110,000+$10,578

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Wilkes Community College, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that your net price will fluctuate based on factors such as family income, assets and individual financial need. Net price is the out-of-pocket total cost that students end up paying or financing though student loans.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Financial Aid

84% of full-time undergrad Wilkes 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 $6,924 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back.

Pell Grants

63 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2019/2020 was $7,390. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Wilkes Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Student Loans

3% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $3,736.

Finanical Aid Wilkes Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,924 84%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $816 23%
Pell Grants $7,390 63%
Other Federal Grants $750 33%
State and Local Grants $2,105 33%
Federal Student Loans $3,736 3%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

Financial Aid Mix - $14,778 In-State Total Cost

CollegeSimply has modeled example payment coverage for the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $14,778. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

68%
37%
-5%

Grants and Scholarships

68% - $6,924

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Wilkes Community College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Student Loans

37% - $3,736

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket Cost

-5% -  -$498

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it really could cost you out of pocket to go to Wilkes Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $6,636. The loan balance of $6,636 is a two year multiple of the $3,318 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 $72 could be required to pay off your student loan. The total of all payments including interest would sum $8,642.16.

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 5.5%.

Example Loan $6,636
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 5.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $72.02
Total Interest Paid $2,006.16
Sum of All Loan Payments $8,642.16

Student Loan Affordability

In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Wilkes Community College, should consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $8,642.16 would be needed to afford a $72.02 monthly payment in the example $6,636.00 loan modeled above. This assumes a repayment over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below. View statistics about Wilkes Community College student loan debt and graduate salaries under student outcomes.

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price

$29,556
Year North Carolina Residents Non Residents
1 $14,778 $20,922
2 $15,812 $22,387

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Wilkes Community College to be $29,556 - 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 Wilkes 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 Wilkes 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 Wilkes Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Wilkes Community College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Tuition History

Historical in-state and out-of-state tuition and price increases for Wilkes Community College.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2021$2,432$8,576 0%
2020$2,432$8,576 0%
2019$2,432$8,576 0%
2018$2,432$8,576 0%
2017$2,432$8,576 0%
2016$2,432$8,576 2.7%
2015$2,368$8,480 2.8%
2014$2,304$8,448 0.7%
2013$2,288$8,432

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199926 IPEDS survey data for Wilkes Community College.