In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Beacon College was $46,420 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 5.02%–from $44,200 the prior year. Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students pay much less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Beacon College is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Florida as it does for students who live in other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.
Attending an insitution where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the total cost of attending college. Don't forget to verify your state's criteria 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 too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
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Tuition at Beacon College is the same for all students.
Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or Beacon College-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Beacon College:
•Beacon College-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Beacon College.
Room and board at Beacon College is $14,720 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the Beacon College's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who do not live on-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 $8,960.
Meal-plan costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
The majority of colleges 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 offer ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. At Beacon College, freshman are allowed to park 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 flip side, getting around in a city is often costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Beacon College campus is located in a small town setting in Florida, near Orlando.
When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to factor in personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Beacon College.
What will the cost of attending Beacon College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$14,720|
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.
Beacon College’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for full-time students
The majority of Beacon College undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 323 of the 460 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $20,834 a year. Around 60% of Beacon College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Beacon College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $27,000 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Beacon 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 Beacon 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 2022, Beacon College awarded 289 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $1.2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $590000 thousand 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 Beacon 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 Beacon College was $20,834 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Beacon College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Beacon 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 understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Beacon 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.
Beacon 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 offer tuition waivers to 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 if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Beacon 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.
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