In 2021, tuition for full-time College of the Ozarks students was $19,500 a year.
Tuition was the same price in 2021 as it was the year before. On average, college tuition rises about 3%ba year.
If this information makes going to college seem daunting, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students owe way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college until after graduation.
College of the Ozarks is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Missouri 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 Missouri residents.
Choosing an insitution where you are eligible for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the overall cost of college. Don't forget to check your state's criteria for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. 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 the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Tuition at College of the Ozarks is the same for all students.
Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships.
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
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 College of the Ozarks.
Board costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. 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 charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at College of the Ozarks can expect to pay around $460 in fees each academic year.
Keep in mind, there could also be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have ways so that those with financial need to get help covering these fees.
The cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation 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 will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At College of the Ozarks, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university 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 other hand getting around in an urban area is usually pricey, but cities may offer more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. The College of the Ozarks campus is located in a rural setting in Missouri.
When budgeting 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 go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for College of the Ozarks.
|2021 Total Tuition and Expenses|
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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 College of the Ozarks undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2021, 1,328 of the 1,489 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. College of the Ozarks meets 80% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $19,500 a year.
|Most Common Loans for College of the Ozarks 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 College of the Ozarks 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 2021, College of the Ozarks awarded 960 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $0 thousand to help students with financial need cover the cost of school.
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 the Ozarks 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 the Ozarks was $19,500 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 the Ozarks seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending College of the Ozarks 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 the Ozarks'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.
College of the Ozarks does not have guaranteed tuition.
A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for College of the Ozarks students.
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 make attending more affordable. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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