Meridian Community College

Meridian, MS, 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.
$5,533
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$5,528
$30k - $48k
$5,264
$48k - $75k
$7,488
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.
$3,054
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.
$4,354
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$5,080
Books and Supplies
$1,800
Tuition Payment Plan
No
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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.
40%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,341
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.
40%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,346
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,099
Students receiving state aid
29%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$562
Students receiving federal aid
64%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,346

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.
13%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$2,584
Students receiving federal loans
13%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$2,584
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.
$3,301
Loan Default Rate
15%
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.
$54

What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
You get what you pay for, and what you put into it personally! I have not regretted anything since i became an MCC Eagle!
Katelynn from Forest, MS
In my opinion, what you pay to attend MCC is worth it. It is not too expensive. This school is very helpful with keeping money in student's and parent's pockets. Financial aid helps out a tremendous amount as well.
Leslie from Kosciusko, MS
Compared to many of the surrounding colleges, MCC is much more affordable and easier to get into. Going to MCC before heading on to another college is a great idea, monetarily speaking.
Kitty from Meridian, MS
Local students from Lauderdale county are guarenteed free tuition. Local businesses contribute for this to take action. Financial aid is also very reasonable for students who are not local.
Brittney from Collinsville, MS

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