In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Davis & Elkins College was $29,880 a year.
Tuition increased 2.05% in 2022–from $29,280 the previous year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
Remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't tell the full story. Many students find the actual cost of college is much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until after graduation.
Davis & Elkins College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of West Virginia as it does for residents from other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to check your state's criteria for as an in-state resident. 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 as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
Tuition at Davis and Elkins College is the same for all students.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or Davis and Elkins College-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Davis and Elkins College:
•Athletic Awards •Davis and Elkins College-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Davis and Elkins College.
Housing and campus dining at Davis and Elkins College is $10,125 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that enables you to eat in the Davis and Elkins College's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.
Board costs can depend 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 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.
Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have ways so that those with financial need to get help covering these fees.
The 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 walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions 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.
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 flip side, transportation in an urban area may be pricey, but there may be more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Davis & Elkins College campus is in a small town setting in West Virginia.
When you're planning for college, be sure to take into account personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Davis and Elkins College.
What will the cost of attending Davis and Elkins College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$10,125|
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 Davis and Elkins College undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 422 of the 776 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Davis and Elkins College meets 70% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,079 a year. Around 79% of Davis and Elkins College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Davis and Elkins College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $23,973 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Davis and Elkins College 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 Davis and Elkins College 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, Davis and Elkins College awarded 314 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $1.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $2.47 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 Davis and Elkins College 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 Davis and Elkins College was $13,079 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Davis and Elkins College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Davis and Elkins College 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 Davis and Elkins College'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 colleges 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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