In 2015, Adrian College's tuition was $38,321 a year.
Tuition increased 0.76% in 2023–from $38,032 the prior year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams sound impossible, remember, the displayed price of tuition doesn't always tell the full story. Many students owe far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until after graduation.
Adrian College meets 76% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Adrian College full-time are awarded $27,013 a year in financial aid, on average.
Graduates in the class of 2023 had an average of $27,741 in student loans per borrower.
Adrian College is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from Michigan as it does for residents from other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as Michigan residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to check your state's criteria for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Tuition at Adrian College is the same for each student.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or Adrian College-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Adrian College:
•Adrian College-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Adrian College.
Housing and campus dining at Adrian College is $12,870 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining facilities. Students who do not live on-campus but still want to use the dining facilities can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $11,318.
Board costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
Most schools charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have resources for students with demonstrated need to get help covering these costs.
The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your transportation budget. At Adrian College, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university can impact your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in an urban area is sometimes pricey, but cities may offer more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Adrian College campus is in a town in Michigan, near Detroit and Toledo.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to consider the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Adrian College.
What will the cost of attending Adrian College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2023 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$12,870|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|Total Estimated Costs|
The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
The majority of Adrian College undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2023, 1,332 of the 1,818 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Adrian College meets 76% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $27,013 a year. Around 87% of Adrian College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Adrian College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $27,741 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Adrian College Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Adrian College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2023, Adrian College awarded 1,327 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $28.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $34.75 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Adrian College students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Adrian College was $27,013 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Adrian College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Adrian College really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Adrian College's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Adrian College does not have guaranteed tuition.
Adrian College offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Adrian College has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.
Adrian College's endowment was valued at $46.2 million in 2023, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $8,323 for each full-time student enrolled.
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