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Ascent College

Hampton, VA 4-Year Private
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Bethel College Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Bethel College was $8,992 a year.

Tuition increased 8.08% in 2022–from $8,320 the previous year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

Remember, the displayed price of tuition doesn't mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students find the actual cost of college is way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.

Bethel College: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

Bethel College is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from Virginia as it does for residents from other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance 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. Be sure to verify your state's eligibility criteria for as an in-state resident. 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 too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.

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Bethel College International Student Tuition

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

International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may be eligible for private or Bethel College-specific aid and scholarships.


Bethel College Room, Board, Fees, and More


In addition to tuition, 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 Bethel College.

House and Food Costs at Bethel College

Meal-plan costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at Bethel College

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.

Annual Fees

The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

There may be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have ways so that those with demonstrated need to get help covering these fees.

Transportation costs

The total 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 walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. At Bethel College, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. 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 is often costly, but there may be more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Bethel Collegeis in a suburban setting in Virginia.

Other Costs

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


The Full Cost of Attending Bethel College


Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Bethel College.

Total Cost of Bethel College

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

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $8,992

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

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $9,792
Off-Campus $16,659

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.


Financial Aid at Bethel College


In 2022, 0 of the 35 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.

Most Common Loans for Bethel 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 Bethel College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Bethel 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.

Net Cost of Bethel 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 Bethel 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.

By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Bethel College seem more manageable.

What will attending Bethel 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 Bethel College's net cost calculator on their website.

Bethel 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.

Does Bethel College Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.


Learn More About Bethel College


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Bethel College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$8,420

In State

$8,420

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$8,320
$8,320
Fees
$100
$100
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
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Unknown

Bethel College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

Unknown

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

35

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

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$8,420

Out-of-State

$8,420

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