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East Central Community College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$6,940 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$1,980 tuition
$3,490 on campus room & board
$1,280 books and supplies
$190 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$9,040 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$4,080 tuition
$3,490 on campus room & board
$1,280 books and supplies
$190 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,113 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
94% of students receive aid
62% get federal aid ($4,361 avg)
23% get state aid ($474 avg)
51% get institn'l aid ($2,113 avg)
28% get loans ($3,852 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.13% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 1.53% 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 $4,275 91%
Federal Grant Aid $4,361 62%
Pell Grants $4,322 62%
Other Federal Grants $503 5%
Institution Grant Aid $2,113 51%
State Grant Aid $474 23%
Student Loans $3,852 28%
Federal Loans $3,852 28%
Other Loans - 0%

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No known Merit Aid available.

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Does East Central Community College offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
15738 Highway 15
Decatur, MS 39327-0129
(601) 635-2111
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $95
Out of State $95


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 1
  • Kristopher from Meridian, MS
  • Dec-10-2013 I am a current student here

    Tuition is pretty reasonable at EC, however, nothing else is. The prices you will pay for books are outrageously high. To make matters worse, they have implemented a system where they are using mostly custom edition books to prevent students from buying books online at more reasonable prices, and then at the end of the semester they do not buy back the vast majority of books. During my time at EC I paid well over the price of tuition for my books yet they report to financial aid that the cost of books per semester is less than $400 a semester, which directly affects the amount of aid you receive. I thought it was kinda odd when I paid over $1300 for books my last semester.

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  • Casey from Lake, MS
  • Mar-15-2013 I am a current student here

    East Central is one of the most affordable community colleges in MS. Tuition is right around 1000 which is a great deal.

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  • Ernest from Forest, MS
  • Sep-05-2012 I am a current student here

    The cost of tuition is the best deal around. Why would you want to spend 4x as much going straight to a University when this is close to home and much less expensive.

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  • Rachel from Sturgis, MS
  • May-09-2012 I am a current student here

    East Central is great academically. Tuition is only $895 and many scholarships are available. You can stack your scholarships, and what you have left over after your expenses, you recieve a refund for! Overall, East Central is a great college buy especially if you apply for their many scholarship opportunities.

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  • Shemeeka from Hickory, MS
  • May-04-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Yes they pretty have it all right there on campus when you need it. If not they will see to you getting it or direct you to where you can go to get it. EC is on their stuff I would be glad to refer anyone to go to school here.

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