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Blue Mountain College Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Blue Mountain College was $17,380 a year.

Tuition increased 23.26 percent in 2021, from $14,100 the prior year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3 percent each year.

If these numbers seem daunting, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable.

Does Blue Mountain College Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Blue Mountain College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of MS as it does for residents from other states.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. 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 can cut the cost of college tuition. Every state has their own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school.

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Blue Mountain College International Student Tuition

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

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support:

Athletic Awards

Blue Mountain College-specific scholarships

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

Blue Mountain College Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies.

Room and Board at Blue Mountain College

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the meal plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Blue Mountain College

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

There may also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team, may mean additional fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. It depends on if you drive or fly to get to school, own a car, or if you prefer to walk or take public transportation to get around campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. The Blue Mountain College campus is in a rural setting in MS, not far from Memphis. First-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Other College Costs

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

Let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, which can add up for both on-campus and off-campus students.

How much does Blue Mountain College cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $17,380
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $17,380
Off-Campus $17,380

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.

Blue Mountain College’s tuition and fees change based on: Course load for both full and part-time students

Blue Mountain College Financial Aid

The majority of Blue Mountain College undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2021, 463 of the 925 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Blue Mountain College meets 62 percent of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,294 a year. Around 52 percent of Blue Mountain College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Blue Mountain College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $25,938 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $20,820
State Loans $0
Blue Mountain College-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $26,869
Most Common Loans for Blue Mountain College Students
Federal Loans 52%
Private loans 10%

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 Blue Mountain College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Blue Mountain 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.

In 2021, Blue Mountain College awarded 456 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $3,735,932 to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $501,592 in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Blue Mountain 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 Blue Mountain 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 Blue Mountain College was $13,294 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Blue Mountain College seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $4,086
Off-Campus $4,086

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

Blue Mountain College Tuition Payment Plans

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

Blue Mountain College does not have guaranteed tuition.

The school offers a Prepaid Tuition Plan, which is a type of college savings plan that enables people to purchase future credits for their children at today's rate. It is best for people who are sure they or their child will attend a public school in their state.

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

Blue Mountain College Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups to cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Some schools offer them for employees and their family, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student

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

Blue Mountain College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$17,380

In State

$17,380

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$17,380
$17,380
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
Unknown
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Blue Mountain College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

78%

Average Financial Aid Package

$13,568

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

952

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

99%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$17,380

Out-of-State

$17,380

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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