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Catawba Valley Community College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$12,307 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$2,386 tuition
$8,372 off campus room & board
$1,450 books and supplies
$99 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$18,353 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,432 tuition
$8,372 off campus room & board
$1,450 books and supplies
$99 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,093 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
69% of students receive aid
58% get federal aid ($4,298 avg)
17% get state aid ($1,649 avg)
9% get institn'l aid ($1,093 avg)
10% get loans ($4,069 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 9.58% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.64% 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 $4,447 64%
Federal Grant Aid $4,298 58%
Pell Grants $4,437 56%
Other Federal Grants $300 2%
Institution Grant Aid $1,093 9%
State Grant Aid $1,649 17%
Student Loans $4,069 10%
Federal Loans $4,069 10%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: March 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Catawba Valley Community College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
2550 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602-0699
(828) 327-7000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $72
Out of State $264


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Faith from Newton, NC
  • Jan-29-2016 I am a current student here

    Good learning atmosphere for a cheap price. They also offer financial aid for those who need it.

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  • 4
  • Amber from NC
  • Mar-11-2015 I am a current student here

    Get your certificate or degree for cheaper than a university.

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  • 5
  • Erika from Catawba, NC
  • Oct-24-2014 I am a current student here

    It is about a thousand dollars for classes a semester and the price of books vary. At a university you have to pay for tuition, room & board, parking passes, a meal plan, gas, books. It is a lot less money to go to a community college and get your general education out of the way.

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  • 5
  • Jaclyn from Hickory, NC
  • Apr-08-2014 I am a current student here

    You get a quality education for a cheap price. Always do your general education credits at a community college

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  • 5
  • Angelina from Hickory, NC
  • Jan-07-2014 I am a current student here

    I completed my first two years of college here to save money. I did not pay a dime since I received pell grants every year.

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