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Belhaven University

Jackson, MS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate52%
Acceptance Rate52%

Belhaven University Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Belhaven University was $27,980 a year.

Tuition increased 1.93% in 2022–from $27,450 the previous year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

If this information makes going to college feel scary, remember, the advertized cost 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 sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. And, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.

Belhaven University: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

Belhaven University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of MS as it does for residents from 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.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to check your state's criteria for as an in-state resident. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. 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 other criteria as well, depending on where you live.

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Is Belhaven University's Tuition Different for International Students?

Tuition at Belhaven University is the same for every student.

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 Belhaven University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Belhaven University:

•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideBelhaven University •Belhaven University-specific scholarships •International Students Tuition Waivers

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


Belhaven University Housing Expenses, Fees, and More


Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Belhaven University.

House and Food Costs at Belhaven University

Housing and campus dining at Belhaven University is $9,100 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that enables you to eat in the school dining facilities. Students who do not live on-campus but still want to use the dining facilities can pay for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $4,500.

Board costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

How Much Do Books Cost at Belhaven University?

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Yearly Fees

The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have ways so that those with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? 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 factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At Belhaven University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on 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 might be pricey, but cities may offer more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Belhaven University campus is in a urban setting in MS.

Other Costs

When you're planning for college, don’t forget to factor in personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


The Full Cost of Attending Belhaven University


Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Belhaven University.

How Much Does Belhaven University Cost?

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

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $27,980
Room and Board $9,100
Board Only $4,000
Other expenses $800

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

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $39,275
Off-Campus $34,175

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.

Belhaven 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 part-time students


Belhaven University Financial Aid


The majority of Belhaven University undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 860 of the 1,713 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Belhaven University meets 65% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $19,107 a year.

Most Common Loans for Belhaven University 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 Belhaven University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Belhaven 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, Belhaven University awarded 822 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $5.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $12.48 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Belhaven University

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 Belhaven 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 Belhaven University was $19,107 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Belhaven University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $20,168
Off-Campus $15,068

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

Belhaven University Tuition Payment Plans

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

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

Does Belhaven University Offer 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, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Belhaven University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students - Employees or Children of Employees

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


Learn More About Belhaven University


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Belhaven University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$38,475

In State

$38,475

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$27,980
$27,980
Fees
$395
$395
Housing
$9,100
$9,100
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Belhaven University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

74%

Average Financial Aid Package

$15,341

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,277

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

52%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$28,375

Out-of-State

$28,375

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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