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American Baptist College Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at American Baptist College was $8,760 a year.

Tuition increased 0 percent in 2021, from $8,760 the prior year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3 percent each year.

If these numbers feel scary, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at American Baptist College

American Baptist College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Tennessee as it does for residents from other states.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Attending a school where you qualify for in-state tuition can save significant money on the overall cost of college. Every state has their 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.

Explore other Tennessee colleges

American Baptist College International Student Tuition

American Baptist College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support:

American Baptist College-specific scholarships

American Baptist College Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies.

Room and Board at American Baptist College

Room and board at American Baptist College is $4,320 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facility can pay for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $1,500.

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the meal plan you choose.

Cost of Books at American Baptist College

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. At American Baptist College, you can expect to pay about $150 a year for books and supplies. This does not count the initial cost of a computer or other technology. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at American Baptist College pay $657 in fees each academic year.

There may also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team, may mean additional fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. It depends on if you drive or fly to get to school, own a car, or if you prefer to walk or take public transportation to get around campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. The American Baptist College campus is in a urban setting in Tennessee, not far from Nashville. First-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

For American Baptist College students, $500 is good ballpark for transportation costs for on-campus students.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, which can add up for both on-campus and off-campus students.

How much does American Baptist College cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $8,760
Room and Board $4,320
Books and Supplies $150
Yearly Fees $657
Transportation $500
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $13,887
Off-Campus $9,567

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.

American Baptist College Financial Aid

The majority of American Baptist College undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2021, 128 of the 152 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. American Baptist College meets 40 percent of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,412 a year. Around 83 percent of American Baptist College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. American Baptist College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $9,743 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $9,743
State Loans $0
American Baptist College-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $0
Most Common Loans for American Baptist College Students
Federal Loans 83%

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 American Baptist College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at American Baptist College

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 2021, American Baptist College awarded 80 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $794,827 to help students with financial need cover the cost of school.

Net Cost of American Baptist College

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 American Baptist 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 American Baptist College was $10,412 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of American Baptist College seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $3,475

What will attending American Baptist 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the American Baptist College's net cost calculator on their website.

American Baptist College Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

American Baptist College Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups to cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Some schools offer them for employees and their family, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

American Baptist College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$13,887

In State

$13,887

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$8,760
$8,760
Fees
$657
$657
Housing
$4,320
$4,320
Books
$150
$150

American Baptist College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

62%

Average Financial Aid Package

$10,412

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

152

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

82%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,417

Out-of-State

$9,417

Fall Freshmen
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