How much does it cost to go to Essex County College?
On this page you'll get a better understanding of what college costs you'll actually have to pay out of pocket, which can vary widely based on where you live and your income level.
Why is Net Price Important?
Few students will pay the full advertised sticker price of Essex County College. The Net Price is an estimate of how much the average student actually pays to attend college for one year.
To calculate this number we take the total cost of attendance of Essex County College including tuition, fees, room, board and other expenses. Then we subtract out the average amount of aid awarded per student.
Undergraduate Net Price Unknown
We wanted to talk about the net price for all undergraduates (not just freshmen), but that information was not available for Essex County College.
Average Net Price for First Year Students
Grant and scholarship aid was given to 75% of freshman students.
The average amount awarded was $6,075.
When subtracted from the total cost to attend Essex County College and live off campus, the average annual net price for freshmen receiving aid was $15,787.
The following table explores the likelihood that you too will receive some common price-reducing aid, based on percentages.
|Net Price by Aid Group||On Campus||Off Campus||At Home|
|1,119 Total Freshmen|
|276 (25%) did not receive any grants or scholarships.||N/A||$21,862||$14,404|
|843 (75%) split a total of $5,121,225 for an average of $6,075 each||N/A||$15,787||$8,329|
The above refers to grants and scholarships from the college and/or the state, federal or local governments. Other sources of grant aid such as private scholarships are not included.
Net Price Based on Family Income Level
Family income can have a large impact on the amount of aid you receive, and thus, your net price.
The table below shows the average net price freshmen paid based on income level. Note that if the school offers in-state tuition, the lower in-state tuition has been used in the calculation.
|Net Price by Family Income Level||Net Price|
The above table only includes the calculated net price for students that received some form of Title IV aid.
What is Title IV?
College Costs for Freshmen Trend
Over a period of three years, the average net price paid by all freshmen at Essex County College has decreased by an average of 6.5% per year. This means the average aid given to freshmen has risen faster than total costs at the school.
Comparing Out-of-Pocket College Costs
An overall average net price of $15,787 puts Essex County College below the national average of $20,398.
Financial Aid Packages Vary From Year to Year
Many schools offer more aid to first year students (freshmen) than they do to other undergraduates. Is that the case with this school?