In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Edward Waters College was $14,878 a year.
Tuition was the same price in 2022 as it was the year before. Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this information makes going to college seem daunting, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you're done with college.
Edward Waters College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Florida as it does for residents from other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to verify your state's rules for as an in-state resident. 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 where you live.
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Edward Waters College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or school-specific aid and 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 Edward Waters College.
Room and board at Edward Waters College is $8,010 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the Edward Waters College's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.
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 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 used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges also have 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 optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these costs.
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 are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation.
Where are a college is located can impact your transportation budget. 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 a city might be costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Edward Waters College campus is in a urban setting in Florida.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Edward Waters College.
What will the cost of attending Edward Waters College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$8,010|
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 Edward Waters College undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 1,177 of the 751 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Edward Waters College meets 61% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $4,835 a year. Around 73% of Edward Waters College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Edward Waters College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $9,000 of student loan debt.
|Most Common Loans for Edward Waters 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 Edward Waters 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, Edward Waters College awarded 915 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $2.8 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $2.73 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 Edward Waters 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 Edward Waters College was $4,835 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Edward Waters College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Edward Waters 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 understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Edward Waters 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 make attending more affordable. 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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