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Centenary University

Hackettstown, NJ 4-Year Private
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Centenary University Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Centenary University was $34,890 a year.

In 2022, tuition increased 3.99%–from $33,550 the previous year. On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.

Remember, the displayed price of tuition does not always mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students owe a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until after graduation.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Centenary University

Centenary University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of New Jersey as it does for residents from other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing an insitution where you are eligible for in-state tuition can save on the total cost of attending college. Don't forget to confirm your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria too, depending on where you live.

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Do International Students Pay More to Go to Centenary University?

Tuition at Centenary University is the same for every student.

Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or Centenary University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..

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


Centenary University Living Expenses, Fees, and More


Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; 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 Centenary University.

House and Food Costs at Centenary University

Housing and campus dining at Centenary University is $12,770 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that allows you to eat in the Centenary University's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.

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

How Much Do Books Cost at Centenary University?

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. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Yearly Fees

The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.

The Cost of Transportation at Centenary University

The total cost of getting around 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 small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? 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. At Centenary University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

A school's location 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, getting around in a city is usually pricey, but cities may offer more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Centenary University campus is in a suburban setting in New Jersey, near New York City.

Other Costs

When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to take into account personal expenses, like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.


Financial Breakdown for Centenary University


Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for Centenary University.

Total Cost of Centenary University

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

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $34,890
Room and Board $12,770

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

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $47,820
Off-Campus $35,050

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 Centenary University


The majority of Centenary University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 1,090 of the 1,190 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Centenary University meets 72% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $22,333 a year. Around 74% of Centenary University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Centenary University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $25,019 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $22,661
Private Loans $0
Most Common Loans for Centenary University Students
Federal Loans 74%

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

Scholarships at Centenary 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, Centenary University awarded 1,070 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $16.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $3.43 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Centenary 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 Centenary 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 Centenary University was $22,333 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Centenary University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $25,487
Off-Campus $12,717

What will attending Centenary 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Centenary University's net cost calculator on their website.

Centenary University Tuition Payment Plans

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

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

Centenary University Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to make attending more affordable. 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.

Centenary 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.


Learn More About Centenary University


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Centenary University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$46,152

In State

$46,152

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$33,550
$33,550
Fees
$290
$290
Housing
$12,312
$12,312
Books
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Centenary University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

72%

Average Financial Aid Package

$19,967

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,190

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$33,840

Out-of-State

$33,840

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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