How much does it cost to attend?

In District Texas Resident Sticker Price
$17,171
In District Costs for El Centro College
Fee Cost
Tuition$1,770
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$0
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,945
Other Expenses Budget$3,456
In State Texas Resident Sticker Price
$18,731
In State Costs for El Centro College
Fee Cost
Tuition$3,330
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$0
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,945
Other Expenses Budget$3,456

In district Texas residents should budget an annual total cost of $17,171 to attend El Centro College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $1,770 for tuition, $9,945 off-campus housing, $2,000 for books and supplies and $0 for other fees.

All price data is sourced from the 2017/2018 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 El Centro College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$5,761
Net Price by Income El Centro College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$4,903
$30,001 to $48,000$5,329
$48,001 to $75,000$8,133
$75,001 to $110,000n/a
$110,000+$10,513

The average reported annual net price for El Centro College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $5,761 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid El Centro College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $4,909 67%
Pell Grant $5,250 55%
Federal Student Loan $5,710 11%

The average reported annual net price for El Centro College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $5,761 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to El Centro College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $8,880. The loan balance of $8,880 is a two year multiple of the $4,440 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 $93 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 4.7%.

Example Loan $8,880
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $92.72
Total Interest Paid $2,246.08
Sum of All Loan Payments $11,126.08

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$37,462
Year Texas Residents Non Residents
1 $18,731 $20,621
2 $19,995 $22,012

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at El Centro College to be $37,462 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 6.7% 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 El Centro College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $59 $177 $236
Texas Residents $111 $333 $444
Out of State Residents $174 $522 $696

Estimated cost for a class at El Centro 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 El Centro College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

El Centro 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=224615 IPEDS survey data for El Centro College.