In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Big Red was $60,000 a year.
Tuition increased 4.35% in 2023–from $57,500 the prior year. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students owe way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Denison University meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student at Denison University is around $53,335 a year.
Students in the class of 2023 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $31,610 of debt.
Denison University is a private, nonprofit institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from Ohio as it does for residents from 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 status can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to check your state's rules for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
Tuition at Denison University is the same for all students.
International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or Denison University-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Denison University:
•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideDenison University •Denison University-specific loans •Denison University-specific scholarships •International Students Tuition Waivers
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 planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Denison University.
Housing and campus dining at Denison University costs $14,400 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining halls. Students who do not live on-campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $8,000.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending on the number of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books 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 books from students who have already taken the course.
The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.
The total 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 small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. At Denison University, freshman are allowed to park 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 flip side, transportation in a city can be costly, but there may be more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Denison Universityis located in a suburb in Ohio, near Columbus.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to consider the cost of things 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 the actual cost of attending Denison University.
What will the cost of attending Denison University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2023 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$14,400|
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 Denison University undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2023, 1,309 of the 2,272 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Denison University meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $53,335 a year. Around 44% of Denison University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Denison University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $31,610 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Denison University-Specific Loans||$6,815|
|Most Common Loans for Denison 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 Denison 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 2023, Denison University awarded 1,284 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $57.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $22.53 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 Denison 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 Denison University was $53,335 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Denison University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Denison 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Denison 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 faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Big Red 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.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.
For more information about Denison University's endowment, check with the school directly.
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