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Southwestern Michigan College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$16,523 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$4,508 tuition
$8,860 on campus room & board
$1,722 books and supplies
$1,433 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$16,935 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$4,920 tuition
$8,860 on campus room & board
$1,722 books and supplies
$1,433 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,009 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
91% of students receive aid
61% get federal aid ($4,282 avg)
21% get state aid ($2,523 avg)
44% get institn'l aid ($2,009 avg)
36% get loans ($5,056 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 1.51% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 1.55% 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 $4,856 82%
Federal Grant Aid $4,282 61%
Pell Grants $4,214 61%
Other Federal Grants $370 11%
Institution Grant Aid $2,009 44%
State Grant Aid $2,523 21%
Student Loans $5,056 36%
Federal Loans $4,730 35%
Other Loans $8,488 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
award details Y N N N
award details Y N N N
award details Y N N N
award details Y N N N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: July 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Southwestern Michigan College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
58900 Cherry Grove Rd
Dowagiac, MI 49047-9793
(269) 782-1000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $150
Out of State $164


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
  • Anonymous
  • Mar-04-2016 I am a current student here

    Its cheaper since its a community college but for the lack of quality from the professor, it should be much less.

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  • Susan
  • Feb-24-2014 I am a current student here

    I highly recommend SMC. I've never had a negative experience with any teacher or adviser here. They hold student dances and parties frequently, the cost of attending SMC is low, and it's generally a great college for anybody who wants to get that college experience and attain a degree without breaking the bank.

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  • Victoria from MI
  • Nov-14-2013 I am a current student here

    SMC helps financially long term, because it does not cost an arm and a leg.

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  • 4
  • Alexia from Dowagiac, MI
  • Jun-23-2013 I am a current student here

    All in all SMC is pretty cheap and I think it's worth it. The housing is what really makes it what it is. Youre very independent and its fun to live with 4 people, but be able to have your own room so you dont get annoyed with them.

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