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McDowell Technical Community College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$11,076 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$1,716 tuition
$8,100 off campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$60 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$15,684 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,324 tuition
$8,100 off campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$60 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$791 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
87% of students receive aid
79% get federal aid ($4,659 avg)
18% get state aid ($1,566 avg)
6% get institn'l aid ($791 avg)
21% get loans ($4,061 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 $4,717 85%
Federal Grant Aid $4,659 79%
Pell Grants $4,645 79%
Other Federal Grants $325 3%
Institution Grant Aid $791 6%
State Grant Aid $1,566 18%
Student Loans $4,061 21%
Federal Loans $4,061 21%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does McDowell Technical Community College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
54 College Drive
Marion, NC 28752-8728
(828) 652-6021
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $72
Out of State $264


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Cody from Marion, NC
  • Mar-06-2015 I am a current student here

    A full-time student can expect to pay a minimum of $1,152 or so per semester. As of the 2014-15 school year, the most they can charge for tuition is $1,152. This number will likely rise slowly over time. If possible, I recommend avoiding buying books from the on-campus bookstore, as they are usually overpriced (almost every college bookstore is like this). Get in touch with your prospective teachers, and figure out which books you will need. There is also a search function on the school's website. Buy or rent books online for much cheaper (I have saved hundreds by avoiding the bookstore; I learned my lesson during my first semester when I paid roughly $600 or $700 for books).

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  • Andrea from Old Fort, NC
  • Dec-23-2012 I am a current student here

    As mentioned before, most teachers expect students to have a very low aptitude and teach with that in mind. You really have to work to get what you pay for.

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