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Catawba Valley Community College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$12,003 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$2,294 tuition
$8,272 off campus room & board
$1,350 books
$87 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$18,061 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,352 tuition
$8,272 off campus room & board
$1,350 books
$87 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,163 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
76% of students receive aid
64% get federal aid ($4,522 avg)
18% get state aid ($1,494 avg)
15% get institn'l aid ($1,163 avg)
12% get loans ($4,233 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 10.4% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.28% 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 $4,587 73%
Federal Grant Aid $4,522 64%
Pell Grants $4,476 64%
Other Federal Grants $187 15%
Institution Grant Aid $1,163 15%
State Grant Aid $1,494 18%
Student Loans $4,233 12%
Federal Loans $4,233 12%
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 $69
Out of State $261


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 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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  • 3
  • Walter from Taylorsville, NC
  • Aug-30-2013 I am a current student here

    Full time students get free YMCA membership while enrolled. Most of the restaurants in the area give you discounts or coupons just by being a student here.

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