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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$1,560
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $4,000
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$1,560
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $4,000
Other Expenses Budget$1,500

In-District Tuition

The tuition for in-district Pennsylvania residents (local residents) attending Butler County Community College is $3,690 per academic year. Students should budget $4,000 for local off-campus housing. Additionally, books and supplies typically cost $1,400 plus the school charges $1,560 in other fees. In total, students should budget for an annual total cost of $12,150 to attend Butler County Community College.

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 Butler County Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $5,430 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Butler County Community College, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income Butler County Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$3,620
$30,001 to $48,000$4,588
$48,001 to $75,000$6,511
$75,001 to $110,000$9,752

Financial Aid

84% 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 $5,323 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 28% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,319 and 2% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $5,498.

Finanical Aid Butler County Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,323 84%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,069 19%
Pell Grants $4,696 44%
Other Federal Grants $1,329 71%
State and Local Grants $2,165 44%
Federal Student Loans $4,319 28%
Other Student Loans $5,498 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 $111 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $10,482
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $111.13
Total Interest Paid $2,853.20
Sum of All Loan Payments $13,335.20

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price

Year Pennsylvania Residents Non Residents
1 $15,350 $18,350
2 $15,670 $18,732

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 $30,700 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.1% 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 Butler County Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $123 $369 $492
Pennsylvania Residents $228 $684 $912
Out of State Residents $328 $984 $1,312

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

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=211343 IPEDS survey data for Butler County Community College.