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Wilkes Community College Tuition & Cost

Wilkesboro, North Carolina

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State North Carolina Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Wilkes Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,700
Other Fees$140
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $5,890
Other Expenses Budget$4,616
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Wilkes Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,700
Other Fees$140
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $5,890
Other Expenses Budget$4,616

Residents of North Carolina pay an annual total price of $14,778 to attend Wilkes Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $2,432 for tuition, $1,700 for books and supplies and $140 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $20,922 which is 41.6% higher than North Carolina residents. The tuition charge is $8,576 while books and supplies are $1,700 and other fees come in at $140.

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 Wilkes 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 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

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

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. 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%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really 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 $5,676. The loan balance of $5,676 is a two year multiple of the $2,838 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 $54 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 $5,676
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $54.16
Total Interest Paid $822.64
Sum of All Loan Payments $6,498.64

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year North Carolina Residents Non Residents
1 $14,778 $20,922
2 $14,858 $21,035

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 0.5% 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 Wilkes Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Out of State Residents $76 $228 $304

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

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