In 2020, tuition for full-time students at Concordia University Wisconsin was $30,890 a year.
In 2021, tuition increased 2.76%–from $30,060 the previous year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students find the actual cost of college is way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college until after graduation.
Concordia University Wisconsin is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Wisconsin as it does for students who live in other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. 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 residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to confirm your state's eligibility criteria for as an in-state resident. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be other criteria too, depending on where you live.
Concordia University Wisconsin 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 federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Concordia University Wisconsin:
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Concordia University Wisconsin.
Housing and campus dining at Concordia University Wisconsin is $11,470 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat in the Concordia University Wisconsin's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who do not live on-campus but still want to use the dining facilities can pay for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $2,625.
Board costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . The actual cost of books and supplies 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.
Most schools charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Students who attend Concordia University Wisconsin full time pay $292 in fees each academic year.
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 have ways for students with financial need to get help covering these fees.
The cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. 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 factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in a city can be costly, but there may be more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Concordia University Wisconsinis located in a suburban setting in Wisconsin, not far from Milwaukee.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for 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 the actual cost of attending Concordia University Wisconsin.
|2021 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$11,470|
|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.
Concordia University Wisconsin’s tuition and fees change based on: Academic program for both full and part-time students
The majority of Concordia University Wisconsin undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2021, 1,783 of the 3,308 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Concordia University Wisconsin meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $28,774 a year. Around 80% of Concordia University Wisconsin undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Concordia University Wisconsin graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $36,651 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Concordia University Wisconsin-Specific Loans||$2,000|
|Most Common Loans for Concordia University Wisconsin 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 Concordia University Wisconsin 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, Concordia University Wisconsin awarded 1,682 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $29.2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $10.75 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 Concordia University Wisconsin 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 Concordia University Wisconsin was $28,774 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Concordia University Wisconsin seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Concordia University Wisconsin 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 Concordia University Wisconsin'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 offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. 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.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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