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College of Saint Benedict Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at College of Saint Benedict was $48,990 a year.

Tuition increased 3.5 percent in 2021, from $47,332 the prior year. On average, college tuition rises about 3 percent a 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.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at College of Saint Benedict

College of Saint Benedict is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Minnesota 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 a college where you qualify for in-state can cut the cost of college 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.

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College of Saint Benedict International Student Tuition

Tuition at College of Saint Benedict is the same for all students.

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:

College of Saint Benedict-specific scholarships

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

College of Saint Benedict 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 College of Saint Benedict

Room and board at College of Saint Benedict is $11,574 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facility can pay for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $5,744.

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

Cost of Books at College of Saint Benedict

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. At College of Saint Benedict, you can expect to pay about $1,000 a year for books and supplies. This does not count the initial cost of a computer or other technology. 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. Full-time undergrads at College of Saint Benedict pay $1,136 in fees each academic year.

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 College of Saint Benedict campus is in a small town setting in Minnesota, not far from Minneapolis-St. Paul. First-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

For College of Saint Benedict students, $400 is good ballpark for transportation costs for on-campus students. $1,250 is a good estimate for transportation costs for students who live off 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 College of Saint Benedict cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $48,990
Room and Board $11,574
Board Only $1,250
Books and Supplies $1,000
Yearly Fees $1,136
Transportation $400
Other expenses $1,500
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $64,200
Off-Campus $53,876

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.

College of Saint Benedict’s tuition and fees change based on: Course load for part-time students

College of Saint Benedict Financial Aid

The majority of College of Saint Benedict undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2021, 1,158 of the 1,748 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. College of Saint Benedict meets 90 percent of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $42,303 a year. Around 77 percent of College of Saint Benedict undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. College of Saint Benedict graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $41,313 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $24,393
State Loans $32,830
College of Saint Benedict-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $40,485
Most Common Loans for College of Saint Benedict Students
Federal Loans 76%
State loans 6%
Private loans 27%

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 College of Saint Benedict financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at College of Saint Benedict

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, College of Saint Benedict awarded 1,103 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $38,660,969 to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $12,293,861 in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

College of Saint Benedict Net Cost

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 College of Saint Benedict 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 College of Saint Benedict was $42,303 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of College of Saint Benedict seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $21,897
Off-Campus $11,573

What will attending College of Saint Benedict 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 College of Saint Benedict's net cost calculator on their website.

College of Saint Benedict Tuition Payment Plans

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

College of Saint Benedict 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.

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

College of Saint Benedict 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

College of Saint Benedict 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.

College of Saint Benedict Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$62,700

In State

$62,700

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$48,990
$48,990
Fees
$1,136
$1,136
Housing
$11,574
$11,574
Books
$1,000
$1,000

College of Saint Benedict Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

66%

Average Financial Aid Package

$40,668

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,748

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

80%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$50,126

Out-of-State

$50,126

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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