In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Catawba College was $33,400 a year.
In 2023, tuition increased 3.15%–from $32,380 the previous year. Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students owe much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Catawba College meets 81% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student at Catawba College is around $31,265 a year.
In 2020, students graduated with an average of $26,693 in student loans for each student with debt.
Catawba College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from North Carolina as it does for residents from other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as North Carolina residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to verify your state's eligibility criteria for in-state tuition. 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 the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Tuition at Catawba College is the same for all students.
International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Catawba College:
•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideCatawba College •Catawba College-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
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 Catawba College.
Room and board at Catawba College is $11,576 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that allows you to eat in the school dining halls.
Board costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
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 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.
Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer resources so that those with demonstrated need to get help covering these fees.
The cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Where are a college is located can impact 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 flip side, transportation in a city is often pricey, but there may be more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Catawba Collegeis located in a town in North Carolina, near Charlotte.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to consider personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
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 Catawba College.
What will the cost of attending Catawba College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2023 Total Tuition and Expenses
|Room and Board
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|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.
Catawba College’s tuition and fees change based on: •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of Catawba College undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2023, 832 of the 1,094 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Catawba College meets 81% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $31,265 a year. Around 71% of Catawba College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Catawba College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $26,693 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type
|Most Common Loans for Catawba 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 Catawba 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 2023, Catawba College awarded 668 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $6.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $15.13 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 Catawba 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 Catawba College was $31,265 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Catawba College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
What will attending Catawba 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 Catawba 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.
Catawba College does not have guaranteed tuition.
Catawba 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 waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. 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.
Catawba 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.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.
Catawba College's endowment was valued at $88.1 million in 2023, compared to a national average of $905 million.
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