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BC3 Tuition & Cost

Butler, Pennsylvania

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How much does it cost to attend?

In District Pennsylvania Resident Sticker Price
In District Costs for Butler County Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$1,530
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $3,600
Other Expenses Budget$1,500
In State Pennsylvania Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Butler County Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$1,530
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $3,600
Other Expenses Budget$1,500

In district Pennsylvania residents should budget an annual total cost of $11,600 to attend Butler County Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,570 for tuition, $3,600 off-campus housing, $1,400 for books and supplies and $1,530 for other fees.

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 Butler County 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 Butler County Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$3,119
$30,001 to $48,000$4,574
$48,001 to $75,000$7,625
$75,001 to $110,000$9,577

The average reported annual net price for Butler County Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $5,212 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

60% of full-time undergrad Butler County 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 $5,299 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 29% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,317 and 2% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $5,468.

Finanical Aid Butler County Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,299 60%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,088 3%
Pell Grants $4,878 44%
Other Federal Grants $373 8%
State and Local Grants $2,074 46%
Federal Student Loans $4,317 29%
Other Student Loans $5,468 2%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Butler County Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $10,482. The loan balance of $10,482 is a two year multiple of the $5,241 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 $100 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 $10,482
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $100.01
Total Interest Paid $1,519.18
Sum of All Loan Payments $12,001.18

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Pennsylvania Residents Non Residents
1 $14,600 $17,600
2 $15,011 $18,095

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Butler County Community College to be $29,200 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.8% 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 Butler County Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $170 $510 $680
Pennsylvania Residents $270 $810 $1,080
Out of State Residents $370 $1,110 $1,480

Estimated cost for a class at Butler County 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 Butler County Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Butler County 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=211343 IPEDS survey data for Butler County Community College.