In 2022, Gordon College's tuition was $26,010 a year.
Tuition increased 3.01% in 2022–from $25,250 the prior year. Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If these numbers sound impossible, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students find the actual cost of college is much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until you're done with college.
Gordon College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Massachusetts as it does for residents from other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a college where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save significant money on the total cost of attending college. Take the time to confirm your state's requirements 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 too, depending on where you live.
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Gordon College 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 should research private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Gordon College:
•On-campus jobs •Gordon College-specific scholarships
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 estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Gordon College.
Housing and campus dining at Gordon College is $12,150 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the Gordon College's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.
Board costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real 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 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.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer resources so that those with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. 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 getting around in an urban area is sometimes costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Gordon College campus is in a suburban setting in Massachusetts, not far from Boston.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to consider personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Gordon College.
What will the cost of attending Gordon College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$12,150|
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.
Gordon College’s tuition and fees change based on: •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of Gordon College undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 817 of the 1,368 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Gordon College meets 65.62% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $20,151 a year. Around 67.4% of Gordon College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Gordon College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $37,554 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Gordon 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 Gordon 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, Gordon College awarded 805 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $12.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $5.86 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 Gordon 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 Gordon College was $20,151 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Gordon College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Gordon 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Gordon 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.
Gordon College offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools 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.
Gordon College has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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