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Bethel University

St. Paul, MN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate89%
Acceptance Rate89%

Bethel University Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Bethel University was $41,110 a year.

Tuition increased 2.98% in 2022–from $39,920 the prior year. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

If this makes attending the college of your dreams seem daunting, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition does not always tell the full story. Many students owe way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until after graduation.

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

Bethel University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Minnesota as it does for residents from other states.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as Minnesota residents.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to check your state's requirements for in-state residency. 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 other criteria as well, depending on where you live.

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Is Bethel University's Tuition Different for International Students?

Tuition at Bethel University is the same for each student.

Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or Bethel University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Bethel University:

•On-campus jobs •Bethel University-specific scholarships

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


Bethel University Room, Board, Fees, and More


In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Bethel University.

House and Food Costs at Bethel University

Housing and campus dining at Bethel University costs $11,520 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat in the school dining halls.

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

Cost of Books at Bethel University

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books and supplies 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 help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

There may be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer ways for students with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.

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

The cost of transportation 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 own a car, or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At Bethel University, freshman are not allowed to park on campus.

Where are a college is located 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 transportation in a city could be costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. Bethel Universityis in a suburban setting in Minnesota, not far from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Other Costs

When estimating your budget for college, be sure to factor in the cost of things 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 Bethel University


Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Bethel University.

How Much Does Bethel University Cost?

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

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $41,110
Room and Board $11,520
Other expenses $2,440

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

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $55,230
Off-Campus $41,270

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 University


The majority of Bethel University undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 1,371 of the 2,587 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Bethel University meets 88.8% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $34,405 a year. Around 74% of Bethel University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Bethel University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $33,551 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $21,084
State Loans $24,780
Private Loans $35,612
Most Common Loans for Bethel University Students
Federal Loans 73%
State loans 5%
Private loans 23%

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

Scholarships at Bethel 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, Bethel University awarded 1,364 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $32.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $13.17 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Bethel 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 Bethel 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 Bethel University was $34,405 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Bethel University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $20,825
Off-Campus $6,865

What will attending Bethel 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 get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Bethel University's net cost calculator on their website.

Bethel University Tuition Payment Plans

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

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

Bethel University 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, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Bethel 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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Bethel University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$52,760

In State

$52,760

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$41,110
$41,110
Fees
$160
$160
Housing
$11,490
$11,490
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Bethel University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

72%

Average Financial Aid Package

$34,451

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,945

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

89%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$41,270

Out-of-State

$41,270

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

May 1
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