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Hamline University

St. Paul, MN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate69%
Acceptance Rate69%

Hamline University Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Hamline University was $45,540 a year.

In 2022, tuition increased 2.5%–from $44,428 the previous year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

Remember, the advertized cost of tuition does not give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students owe a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until after graduation.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Hamline University

Hamline University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of Minnesota as it does for residents from other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Minnesota residents.

Choosing a school where you qualify for in-state tuition can save students a lot of money on the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Take the time to verify your state's criteria for as an in-state resident. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be additional requirements too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Tuition for International Students at Hamline University

Tuition at Hamline University is the same for every student.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Hamline University:

•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideHamline University •Hamline University-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.


Hamline University Living Expenses, Fees, and More


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 Hamline University.

Room and Board Costs at Hamline University

Room and board at Hamline University is $11,214 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat in the school dining facilities.

Meal-plan costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Hamline University

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books 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.

Annual Fees

Most schools charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

There may be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.

The Cost of Transportation at Hamline University

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 walkable? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At Hamline University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

A school's location can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. 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 an urban area could be pricey, but there may be more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. Hamline Universityis in a urban setting in Minnesota, not far from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Other Costs

When budgeting for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.


Financial Breakdown for Hamline University


Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Hamline University.

How Much Does Hamline University Cost?

What will the cost of attending Hamline University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $45,540
Room and Board $11,214
Other expenses $1,200

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $57,954
Off-Campus $45,540

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.


Hamline University Financial Aid


The majority of Hamline University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 1,699 of the 1,925 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Hamline University meets 80% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $36,048 a year. Around 81% of Hamline University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Hamline University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $36,676 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $24,700
State Loans $22,052
Private Loans $33,147
Most Common Loans for Hamline University Students
Federal Loans 81%
State loans 6%
Private loans 26%

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 Hamline University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Hamline University

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, Hamline University awarded 1,694 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $45.8 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $8.01 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Hamline University Net Cost

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 Hamline 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 Hamline University was $36,048 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Hamline University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $21,906
Off-Campus $9,492

What will attending Hamline 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 Hamline University's net cost calculator on their website.

Hamline University Tuition Payment Plans

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.

Hamline University Tuition Waivers

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 with a tuition 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.


Learn More About Hamline University


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Hamline University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$55,730

In State

$55,730

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$43,154
$43,154
Fees
$1,076
$1,076
Housing
$10,810
$10,810
Books
$690
$690

Hamline University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

85%

Average Financial Aid Package

$33,689

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,113

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

69%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$44,230

Out-of-State

$44,230

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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