How much does it cost to attend?

In State Washington Resident Sticker Price
$18,684
In State Costs for Lower Columbia College
Fee Cost
Tuition$3,548
Books and Supplies$870
Other Fees$316
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,440
Other Expenses Budget$3,510
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$19,089
Out of State Costs for Lower Columbia College
Fee Cost
Tuition$3,953
Books and Supplies$870
Other Fees$316
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,440
Other Expenses Budget$3,510

Residents of Washington pay an annual total price of $18,684 to attend Lower Columbia College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,548 for tuition, $870 for books and supplies and $316 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $19,089 which is 2.2% higher than Washington residents. The tuition charge is $3,953 while books and supplies are $870 and other fees come in at $316.

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 Lower Columbia College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$7,057
Net Price by Income Lower Columbia College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,482
$30,001 to $48,000$6,602
$48,001 to $75,000$8,788
$75,001 to $110,000$12,767
$110,000+$12,271

The average reported annual net price for Lower Columbia College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $7,057 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 Lower Columbia College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $5,578 65%
Pell Grant $4,190 55%
Federal Student Loan $5,282 17%

The average reported annual net price for Lower Columbia College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $7,057 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Lower Columbia College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $11,500. The loan balance of $11,500 is a two year multiple of the $5,750 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 $119 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 $11,500
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $119.34
Total Interest Paid $2,821.40
Sum of All Loan Payments $14,321.40

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$37,368
Year Washington Residents Non Residents
1 $18,684 $19,089
2 $19,992 $20,425

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Lower Columbia College to be $37,368 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 2 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Lower Columbia College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Washington Residents $117 $351 $468
Out of State Residents $129 $387 $516

Estimated cost for a class at Lower Columbia 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 Lower Columbia College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Lower Columbia 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=235750 IPEDS survey data for Lower Columbia College.