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Catawba Valley Community College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$13,516 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$2,128 tuition
$9,515 off campus room & board
$1,750 books and supplies
$123 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$18,892 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,504 tuition
$9,515 off campus room & board
$1,750 books and supplies
$123 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$830 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
55% of students receive aid
46% get federal aid ($4,626 avg)
19% get state aid ($1,020 avg)
4% get institn'l aid ($830 avg)
7% get loans ($4,429 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Tuition has dropped recently, and we are not sure what it will do next. We decided to play it safe and make our projections equal to our most recent year of data.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $4,376 53%
Federal Grant Aid $4,626 46%
Pell Grants $4,626 46%
Other Federal Grants - 0%
Institution Grant Aid $830 4%
State Grant Aid $1,020 19%
Student Loans $4,429 7%
Federal Loans $4,429 7%
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 $76
Out of State $268


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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