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Aurora University

Aurora, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate86%
Acceptance Rate86%

Aurora University Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Aurora University was $27,200 a year.

Tuition increased 3.03% in 2022–from $26,400 the previous year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

Remember, the displayed price of tuition does not always give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students owe way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.

Does Aurora University Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Aurora University is a private, nonprofit institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from Illinois as it does for students who live in other states.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to check your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.

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Is Aurora University's Tuition Different for International Students?

Tuition at Aurora University is the same for each student.

International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Aurora University:

•Aurora University-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.


Aurora University Living Expenses, Fees, and More


In addition to the cost of tuition, 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 Aurora University.

Room and Board Costs at Aurora University

Housing and campus dining at Aurora University costs $12,860 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the Aurora University's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can pay for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $2,520.

Meal-plan costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Aurora University

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The real cost of books 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 used textbooks and materials.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have ways for students with demonstrated need to get help covering these fees.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at Aurora University

The total cost of getting around 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 own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

A school's location 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 getting around in a city might be expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Aurora Universityis in a suburban setting in Illinois, not far from Chicago.

Other Costs

When you're planning for college, don’t forget to take into account personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.


The Full Cost of Attending Aurora University


Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to Aurora University.

How Much Does Aurora University Cost?

What will the cost of attending Aurora University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $27,200
Room and Board $12,860
Board Only $1,494
Other expenses $1,656

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $43,316
Off-Campus $32,018

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.

Aurora University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Campus location for full-time and part-time students •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for both full and part-time students


Financial Aid at Aurora University


The majority of Aurora University undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 2,968 of the 4,114 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Aurora University meets 80.96% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $25,139.04 a year. Around 70% of Aurora University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Aurora University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $25,004 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $22,678
Private Loans $23,474
Most Common Loans for Aurora University Students
Federal Loans 69%
Private loans 8%

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 Aurora University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Aurora University

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 2022, Aurora University awarded 2,921 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $51.3 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $11.07 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Aurora University Net Cost

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 Aurora University 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 Aurora University was $25,139.04 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Aurora University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $18,176.96
Off-Campus $6,878.96

What will attending Aurora University 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 Aurora University's net cost calculator on their website.

Aurora University Tuition Payment Plans

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

Aurora University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Aurora University Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

Aurora University 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.


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Aurora University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$41,450

In State

$41,450

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$27,200
$27,200
Fees
$400
$400
Housing
$12,650
$12,650
Books
$1,200
$1,200

Aurora University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

78%

Average Financial Aid Package

$22,575

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,165

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

86%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$27,600

Out-of-State

$27,600

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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