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Grand Rapids Community College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$15,313 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,140 tuition
$6,804 off campus room & board
$910 books and supplies
$459 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$18,763 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,590 tuition
$6,804 off campus room & board
$910 books and supplies
$459 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,399 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
67% of students receive aid
46% get federal aid ($4,143 avg)
15% get state aid ($3,058 avg)
9% get institn'l aid ($1,399 avg)
30% get loans ($3,617 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 10.3% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 10.5% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $4,670 54%
Federal Grant Aid $4,143 46%
Pell Grants $4,029 46%
Other Federal Grants $224 23%
Institution Grant Aid $1,399 9%
State Grant Aid $3,058 15%
Student Loans $3,617 30%
Federal Loans $3,612 30%
Other Loans $3,609 0%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Grand Rapids Community College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
143 Bostwick Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295
(616) 234-4000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $238
Out of State $353


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Brent from Grand Rapids, MI
  • I am a current student here

    I wrote the following essay when instructed to by my English Comp 102 teacher. He had had some complaints, as well as attendance issues and wanted everyone to turn in an essay based on their own "anonymous" opinion; My overall impression with English Composition 102, has unfortunately been mostly negative. I did not enjoy the class whatsoever mainly due to feeling as if it was a waste of my time and money. The reason I say this is it was my understanding that English Composition 102 would be an extension of English Composition 101. I assumed that I, along with my fellow classmates, would gain the skills and / or experience that I had understood as to be the next style of learning in this category. I expected there would be more of an emphasis on critical reading and analysis to hone in on the writing and thinking skills that we began in English 101. My learning style, along with the majority of others in my class, seemingly did not coincide with the way material was taught by this academic leader. I felt like there was a lack of any "clear material" taught or explained in class as to what was expected of us. All of the projects that were assigned, consisted of reading literature out of our book and writing an essay about said material. I didn't feel like there was an abundance of effort put forth into the "teaching portion". This was a huge disappointment to someone like myself, who truly wanted to learn more about writing. Honestly this has left me feeling ripped off. As for peer review, this was nearly useless for me. Like I said, I would have rather learned more about the paper we were assigned to write, what was expected from the content, including moving from the subjective to the objective content for example. Reading other classmates papers only confused me and others. I apologize profusely if this seems harsh, but I value my time very dearly. To come to a class after working all day, (full time), and not gaining much content week after week during this particular class, was/has been very disappointing for me. I considered dropping the class, but I was too far in at that point. That being said, I did gain some knowledge of writing simply by being assigned so many essays, due to the volume of writing we were expected to accomplish. Not having a clear objective of what was expected of me, left me feeling as if I was guessing as to what I was accomplishing though. I still am unsure of what I did correctly or incorrectly for that matter. I would like to make several suggestions that would make EN102 a more enjoyable and fulfilling class. First of all, I feel as if it would make a nice option as an online class. The entire semester could have been packaged into an online unit very easily. The class before our observation essay when we sat around trying to determine what specifications that our teacher wanted for the paper is testament for this suggestion. I felt as we wasted an entire class all seemingly leaving clueless when we couldn't reach an understanding. I considered the workload perfect. Our agenda and syllabus was laid out well and I never felt overwhelmed accomplishing the essays assigned, which made that portion enjoyable. Grading was on par with what I would expect from a college 102 class, but I still felt like I didn't know what I was doing. I don't remember being in the lab once, unless it was scheduled on a day I was sick. The trip to the library was a positive key point for me. I believe I learned more this day than I did during any other class in English Composition 102. I learned useful information about how to research for projects, as well as how to find helpful resources. This class was taught by one of the library staff, she remained on topic and held my attention during the entire class. This is one of the skills I will be using throughout my college career. The argumentative essay was my favorite project during this semester. I want to learn more about concessions, counter-arguments, opposing views, and the likes, after writing this type of paper. The amount of time we had was just right for a paper of this caliber. I found myself slipping towards the end of the semester because I was loosing concentration with the class, therefore, not putting as much effort into my presentation. I feel that I am a proficient writer, but lacking in several areas. I lack the ability to find the right words to use and sometimes the correct combination of them. Suffering from dyslexia from time to time, I often start my sentences backwards and work in the opposite direction. Maybe this is part of my voice as an author? I feel as if I didn't really use my voice in my argumentative essay, something I wanted to discover during this essay. Trying my voice in other papers didn't yield good results, so I lost enthusiasm towards this effort after that. That being said, I am really unsure if I found my voice or know how to use it. High school English didn't teach me much about the actual mechanics of writing. I need to learn this. I would suggest that every writing class taught during these years, whether it be middleschool, highschool, or college, that this topic be refreshed at the very least. Learning to write and finding your voice is one thing, but the contextual form is very important for everyone. Whenever I try to learn something new on my own, I try to learn the basic theory behind the subject first. I'm not a teacher, but I have found this extremely helpful for me as an individual. All things considered, when it comes to learning at any level, individuals learn so differently. In this day in age this has been very well determined and should be always taken into consideration. Everything that I've written to this point has been rather negative and I will say that my teacher is a nice person. I didn't feel as if he was being malicious towards me or anyone else whatsoever. Like I said before, I'm not a teacher and it is quite possible that I just learn differently. It may be a very important consideration that I should keep in mind when choosing teachers for my future classes and their teaching techniques, reviews, etc. If I chose to make a different choice during this semester, it would most definitely be voicing my concerns and opinions. I am partially to blame for my disdain and frustration towards this class. I can often be outspoken, however, with all of the other arguments that my fellow classmates were making, I didn't feel like adding additional comments. I do not see this class as a complete failure, rather experience gained for the rest of my college career.

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  • 5
  • Cesar
  • I am a current student here

    It's so affordable, great to go for two years then transfer, and it prepares you for a 4 year university.

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  • 5
  • Ernesto
  • I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 5
  • Casey from Grandville, MI
  • I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 4
  • Courtney from Rockford, MI
  • I am a current student here

    It's about a quarter of the price of a four year university. You get basically the same classes and same work load. Most classes will transfer.

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