Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$8,347
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$6,556
$30k - $48k
$6,962
$48k - $75k
$9,771
$75k - $110k
$11,835
$110k+
$12,258
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,809
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$11,409
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$873
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
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Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,703
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,151
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,213
Students receiving state aid
16%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,243
Students receiving federal aid
48%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,151
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$23,176,996
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$2,424,038

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
25%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$3,611
Students receiving federal loans
25%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$3,542
Average Other Loans Per Year
$4,633
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$5,500
Loan Default Rate
21%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$101

What Students Are Saying

3.02 Average Rating
Great bang for the buck value! Cheap class prices with top of the line teachers and small class sizes.
Ryan from Grand Rapids, MI
GRCC is a very inexpensive school which opens a lot of opportunities. It allows you to take inexpensive classes to help you discover your interests and potential career choices if you're undecided. It is also an excellent school for transfer students because you can take a lot of basic undergraduate classes that will transfer easily to larger schools at a much cheaper price. The small, intimate class sizes are great for those who have difficulty learning or who need extra help because you actually get face time with your professor and they get to know you one on one. And they also offer classes in many locations in the Kent County area such as at local highschools so that students who commute do not have to go as far to attend classes. And they have a very flexible scedule with many night and weekend classes offered for those students who have a full time job during the day. Great price for all the class options offered and the education you recieve.
Tyler from Grand Rapids, MI
extremely cheap tuition compare a rough estimate of $1200 in GRCC to a $18000 in a big university. WOW better go to GRCC to take care of those required classes for transfering, or if you're looking for a assoicate or bachalors degree, that's fine as well.
Long from Grand Rapids, MI
If commuting daily isn't an issue for a student, starting at GRCC can save thousands of dollars each year. A few professors will also help students to save even more.
Ernesto
It's a great education for Community College prices. Sure, it won't get you a Bachelors Degree but it can certainly get you some credits toward it.
Casey from Grandville, MI
I think GRCC would be a great place to start,if you are thinking about going to an University GRCC is the best place to start, small class sizes and the professors always have time to talk to you and they are good at emailing you back on time.
Cierra from Rockford, MI
For the price its an excellent school for a 2 year degree just remeber to try hard and have fun
Aaron from Rockford, MI

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