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Central Methodist University Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time Central Methodist University students was $25,690 a year.

In 2021, tuition increased 2.76%–from $25,000 the previous year. On average, college tuition rises about 3%ba year.

If these numbers feel scary, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket until you're done with college.

Central Methodist University: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

Central Methodist University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Missouri as it does for residents from other states.

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

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to verify your state's rules for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria too, depending on where you live.

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Do International Students Pay More to Go to Central Methodist University?

Central Methodist University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..

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

Central Methodist University Room, Board and Other Costs

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 Central Methodist University.

Room and Board Costs at Central Methodist University

Room and board at Central Methodist University is $8,650 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the Central Methodist University's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.

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

Cost of Books at Central Methodist 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 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.

Yearly Fees

The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at Central Methodist University pay $780 in fees every year they are enrolled.

There may be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these costs.

Transportation costs

The total cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation 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 will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. At Central Methodist University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

The location of a college or university can impact transportation costs. 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 can be pricey, but there may be more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Central Methodist University campus is located in a small town setting in Missouri.

Are There Any Other Costs Associated With College?

When budgeting for college, don’t forget 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.

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 Central Methodist University.

How Much Does Central Methodist University Cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $25,690
Room and Board $8,650
Yearly Fees $780
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $35,120
Off-Campus $26,470

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.

Central Methodist University’s tuition and fees change based on: Course load for part-time students

The majority of Central Methodist University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2021, 878 of the 1,145 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Central Methodist University meets 21% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $21,678 a year. Around 63% of Central Methodist University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Central Methodist University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $18,849 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $14,856
State Loans $0
Central Methodist University-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $21,150
Most Common Loans for Central Methodist University Students
Federal Loans 63%
Private loans 19%

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

Scholarships at Central Methodist 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 2021, Central Methodist University awarded 602 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $3.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $15.71 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Central Methodist 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 Central Methodist 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 Central Methodist University was $21,678 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Central Methodist University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $13,442
Off-Campus $4,792

What will attending Central Methodist 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 Central Methodist University's net cost calculator on their website.

Central Methodist University Tuition Payment Plans

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

Central Methodist University does not have guaranteed tuition.

A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for Central Methodist University students.

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

Central Methodist University Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. 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.

Central Methodist 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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Central Methodist University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$35,120

In State

$35,120

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$25,690
$25,690
Fees
$780
$780
Housing
$8,650
$8,650
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Central Methodist University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

54%

Average Financial Aid Package

$22,454

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,145

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

94%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$26,470

Out-of-State

$26,470

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
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