In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Grove City College was $19,990 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 3.52%–from $19,310 the previous year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't always give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students owe way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. And, student loans can make theprice of collegemore manageable until after graduation.
Grove City College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Pennsylvania as it does for students who live in other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.
Attending a college where you are eligible for in-state tuition can save on the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Take the time to confirm your state's requirements 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.
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Tuition at Grove City College is the same for each student.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or Grove City College-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Grove City College:
•On-campus jobs •Grove City College-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Grove City College.
Room and board at Grove City College costs $11,050 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the Grove City College's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.
Board costs vary based on 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 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 optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer resources for students 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? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At Grove City College, freshman are not allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located can impact 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, getting around in a city may be expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Grove City College campus is located in a small town setting in Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to consider personal expenses, 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 go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Grove City College.
What will the cost of attending Grove City College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$11,050|
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.
In 2022, 991 of the 2,306 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Grove City College meets 55.83% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $9,638 a year. Around 49% of Grove City College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Grove City College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $44,877 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Grove City 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 Grove City 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, Grove City College awarded 986 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $9.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $3.51 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 Grove City 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 Grove City College was $9,638 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Grove City College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Grove City 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 Grove City 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.
Grove City 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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