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VHCC Tuition & Cost

Abingdon, Virginia

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Virginia Resident Sticker Price
$15,000
In State Costs for Virginia Highlands Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$4,710
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$90
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $3,200
Other Expenses Budget$5,200
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$21,003
Out of State Costs for Virginia Highlands Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$10,713
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$90
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $3,200
Other Expenses Budget$5,200

Residents of Virginia pay an annual total price of $15,000 to attend Virginia Highlands Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,710 for tuition, $1,800 for books and supplies and $90 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $21,003 which is 40% higher than Virginia residents. The tuition charge is $10,713 while books and supplies are $1,800 and other fees come in at $90.

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 Virginia Highlands Community College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$6,493
Net Price by Income Virginia Highlands Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$5,944
$30,001 to $48,000$6,439
$48,001 to $75,000$7,149
$75,001 to $110,000$6,680
$110,000+n/a

The average reported annual net price for Virginia Highlands Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,493 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

77% of full-time undergrad Virginia Highlands 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 $5,178 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 0% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $0.

Finanical Aid Virginia Highlands Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,178 77%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,340 16%
Pell Grants $4,658 66%
Other Federal Grants $398 13%
State and Local Grants $1,397 48%
Federal Student Loans $0 0%
Other Student Loans $10,000 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Virginia Highlands Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $10,856. The loan balance of $10,856 is a two year multiple of the $5,428 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 $104 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 $10,856
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $103.58
Total Interest Paid $1,573.39
Sum of All Loan Payments $12,429.39

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$30,000
Year Virginia Residents Non Residents
1 $15,000 $21,003
2 $15,694 $21,975

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Virginia Highlands Community College to be $30,000 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.6% 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 Virginia Highlands 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 Virginia Highlands 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 Virginia Highlands Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Virginia Highlands 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=233903 IPEDS survey data for Virginia Highlands Community College.