In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Clarke University was $36,900 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 3.25%–from $35,740 the prior year. Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this information makes going to college sound impossible, remember, the displayed price of tuition doesn't mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students pay much less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until you're done with college.
Clarke University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of Iowa as it does for students who live in other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Iowa residents.
Choosing an insitution where you qualify for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the total cost of attending college. Take the time to check your state's criteria for in-state tuition. 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 the state you and your parents currently live in.
Tuition at Clarke University is the same for each student.
International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Clarke University:
•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideClarke University •Athletic Awards •Clarke University-specific scholarships •International Students Tuition Waivers
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to the cost of tuition, 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 Clarke University.
Housing and campus dining at Clarke University is $10,600 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the Clarke University's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.
Meal-plan costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The real 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 charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also 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 resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.
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 easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
A school's location can also have a big effect on 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 an urban area is often costly, but there may be more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. Clarke Universityis in a urban setting in Iowa.
When estimating your budget for college, be sure to factor in the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for Clarke University.
What will the cost of attending Clarke University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$10,600|
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.
The majority of Clarke University undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 344 of the 680 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Clarke University meets 82% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $34,794 a year. Around 74% of Clarke University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Clarke University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $2,932 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Clarke University 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 Clarke University 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 2022, Clarke University awarded 344 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $8.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.2 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 Clarke 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 Clarke University was $34,794 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Clarke University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Clarke 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 understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Clarke University'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.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Clarke University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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