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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
$14,385
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 $4,950
Other Expenses Budget$3,225
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$19,683
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 $4,950
Other Expenses Budget$3,225

Residents of Virginia pay an annual total price of $14,385 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 $19,683 which is 36.8% 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 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

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 2019/2020
$5,805
Net Price by Income Mountain Empire Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$5,238
$30,001 to $48,000$4,974
$48,001 to $75,000$6,372
$75,001 to $110,000$6,109
$110,000+n/a

The average reported annual net price for Mountain Empire Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $5,805 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Costs for Similar Colleges

Financial Aid

98% of full-time undergrad Mountain Empire 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 $6,139 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 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $2,050.

Finanical Aid Mountain Empire Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,139 98%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,995 52%
Pell Grants $4,610 77%
Other Federal Grants $747 74%
State and Local Grants $1,136 78%
Federal Student Loans $0 0%
Other Student Loans $2,050 1%

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 $75 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 $7,904
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $75.41
Total Interest Paid $1,145.55
Sum of All Loan Payments $9,049.55

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$28,770
Year Virginia Residents Non Residents
1 $14,385 $19,683
2 $14,814 $20,271

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 $28,770 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3% 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.