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MECC Tuition & Cost

Big Stone Gap, Virginia

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Virginia Resident Sticker Price
$14,110
In State Costs for Mountain Empire Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$4,620
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$90
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $2,600
Other Expenses Budget$5,300
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$19,408
Out of State Costs for Mountain Empire Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$9,918
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$90
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $2,600
Other Expenses Budget$5,300

Residents of Virginia pay an annual total price of $14,110 to attend Mountain Empire Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,620 for tuition, $1,500 for books and supplies and $90 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $19,408 which is 37.5% higher than Virginia residents. The tuition charge is $9,918 while books and supplies are $1,500 and other fees come in at $90.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 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 Mountain Empire Community College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$6,752
Net Price by Income Mountain Empire Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,257
$30,001 to $48,000$6,089
$48,001 to $75,000$7,150
$75,001 to $110,000$8,641
$110,000+n/a

The average reported annual net price for Mountain Empire Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,752 in 2017/2018. 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

Finanical Aid Mountain Empire Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $5,051 94%
Pell Grant $4,316 70%
Federal Student Loan $0 0%

The average reported annual net price for Mountain Empire Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,752 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Mountain Empire Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $7,904. The loan balance of $7,904 is a two year multiple of the $3,952 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 $82 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 4.529%.

Example Loan $7,904
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $82.03
Total Interest Paid $1,939.16
Sum of All Loan Payments $9,843.16

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$28,220
Year Virginia Residents Non Residents
1 $14,110 $19,408
2 $15,931 $21,913

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Mountain Empire Community College to be $28,220 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 12.9% 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 Mountain Empire Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Virginia Residents $154 $462 $616
Out of State Residents $331 $993 $1,324

Estimated cost for a class at Mountain Empire 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 Mountain Empire Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Mountain Empire 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=232788 IPEDS survey data for Mountain Empire Community College.