In 2020, tuition for full-time Benedictine College students was $29,730 a year.
Tuition increased 3.48% in 2021–from $28,730 the previous year. On average, college tuition rises about 3%ba year.
If these numbers sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students pay a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college until after graduation.
Benedictine College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Kansas as it does for residents from 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.
Attending an insitution where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Take the time to confirm your state's criteria for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Tuition at Benedictine College is the same for all students.
Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or Benedictine College-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Benedictine College:
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to 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 Benedictine College.
Housing and campus dining at Benedictine College is $10,450 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and 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 facilities can pay for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $5,400.
Board costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
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 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.
Most schools charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Students who attend Benedictine College full time can expect to pay around $800 in fees every year they are enrolled.
There may be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer ways so that those with financial need to get help covering these fees.
The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. 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 walkable? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
A school's location can impact transportation costs. 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 an urban area can be pricey, but cities may offer more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Benedictine College campus is located in a small town setting in Kansas, not far from Kansas City.
When estimating your budget for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for 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 go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Benedictine College.
|2021 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$10,450|
|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.
Benedictine College’s tuition and fees change based on: Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of Benedictine College undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2021, 1,245 of the 2,084 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Benedictine College meets 73% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $23,947 a year. Around 65% of Benedictine College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Benedictine College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $30,908 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Benedictine College-Specific Loans||$0|
|Most Common Loans for Benedictine 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 Benedictine 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 2021, Benedictine College awarded 1,245 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $19.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $13.87 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 Benedictine 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 Benedictine College was $23,947 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Benedictine College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Benedictine 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 Benedictine 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.
Benedictine College does not have guaranteed tuition.
A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for Benedictine College students.
Benedictine 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 schools 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.
Benedictine 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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