Howard Community College
Columbia, MD, 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.
$10,268
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$8,817
$30k - $48k
$9,787
$48k - $75k
$12,006
$75k - $110k
$14,166
$110k+
$14,658
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.
$7,029
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.
$8,379
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$2,400
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page

Aid & Grants

0
100
22%
Need Met
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.
30%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,436
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.
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,659
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,381
Students receiving state aid
12%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,171
Students receiving federal aid
38%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,659
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.
$1,648,338
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$64,583

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.
12%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,076
Students receiving federal loans
11%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,997
Average Other Loans Per Year
$5,694
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.
$6,500
Loan Default Rate
7%
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.
$112

What Students Are Saying

3.16 Average Rating
Since Howard Community College is a community college, it makes paying the tuition a lot easier versus at a four-year institution. In a way, you are paying a two-year institution price with a four-year institution education.
Tano from Laurel, MD
Well educated professors and PhDs teaching classes. There is FREE tutoring which helps 100%. There are so many computers and wi-fi spots on campus, and the library is a great place to get work and research done.
Olivia from Burtonsville, MD
it have beutiful building and closer to the columbia mall.
Linda from Columbia, MD
I would definitely say the you get your money is worth at this school. As I mentioned earlier it is the same quality education at better price.
Sam O.

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