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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$14,574 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$4,177 tuition
$7,715 on campus room & board
$1,450 books
$1,232 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$14,946 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$4,549 tuition
$7,715 on campus room & board
$1,450 books
$1,232 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,188 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
85% of students receive aid
63% get federal aid ($4,620 avg)
4% get state aid ($561 avg)
27% get institn'l aid ($2,188 avg)
34% get loans ($4,511 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 7.70% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 7.72% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $4,753 74%
Federal Grant Aid $4,620 63%
Pell Grants $4,464 63%
Other Federal Grants $682 14%
Institution Grant Aid $2,188 27%
State Grant Aid $561 4%
Student Loans $4,511 34%
Federal Loans $4,511 34%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: July 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Southwestern Michigan College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
58900 Cherry Grove Rd
Dowagiac, MI 49047-9793
(269) 782-1000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $135
Out of State $147


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Susan
  • Feb-24-2014 I am a current student here

    I highly recommend SMC. I've never had a negative experience with any teacher or adviser here. They hold student dances and parties frequently, the cost of attending SMC is low, and it's generally a great college for anybody who wants to get that college experience and attain a degree without breaking the bank.

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  • 5
  • Victoria from MI
  • Nov-14-2013 I am a current student here

    SMC helps financially long term, because it does not cost an arm and a leg.

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  • 4
  • Alexia from Dowagiac, MI
  • Jun-23-2013 I am a current student here

    All in all SMC is pretty cheap and I think it's worth it. The housing is what really makes it what it is. Youre very independent and its fun to live with 4 people, but be able to have your own room so you dont get annoyed with them.

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