Students pay mandatory fees to support student activities, athletics, cultural opportunities, and other unique projects and programs. Those fees vary from institution to institution and are paid by all students regardless of the number of hours they take. Maintenance fees are the charges based on credit hours for in-state students. For example, a student pays a flat rate for the first 12 hours of class credits and a discounted rate for any additional hours. Most academic programs require students to complete at least 15 hours a semester to finish on time. Out-of-state students are required to pay tuition in addition to maintenance fees. The combined cost of these fees or tuition result in the total price a student must pay.
The cost of attendance figures represent an estimate of what it costs to attend for an academic year. The budget components are estimated averages used solely for calculating financial aid eligibility. DSCC has estimated the following nine-month average budgets for the 2019-2020 year for full-time independent or dependent students. This is an estimate of tuition, fees, books and supplies, living expenses, transportation costs and personal expenditures.
A convenient tool to help estimate your cost to attend Dyersburg State Community College is the Net Price Calculator.
This calculator factors in not only tuition and fees but other expenses you can expect to incur while you're in college, including, books, supplies and even living expenses like room and board (housing and meals). Then any estimated grant and scholarship aid you may receive is subtracted from the cost to help you understand your estimated out of pocket expenses.
The information you'll receive using a net price calculator can be helpful, but keep in mind your specific circumstances will determine your actual costs. For example, if you'll be living at home with family, your room and board costs may be less than if you're renting an apartment on your own.
Remember that using a net price calculator provides an estimate based on the price of attendance and financial aid provided to students in a previous year. It does not represent a final determination or actual award of financial assistance or a final net price. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for or to receive an actual financial aid award.