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Hope International University

Fullerton, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate40%
Acceptance Rate40%

California Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Hope International University was $34,500 a year.

Tuition increased 0.73% in 2022–from $34,250 the previous year. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

If this makes attending the college of your dreams seem daunting, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students pay way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Hope International University

Hope International University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from California 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 the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save students a lot of money on the total cost of attending college. Take the time to verify your state's rules for in-state tuition. 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 additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Is Hope International University's Tuition Different for International Students?

California has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or California-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at California:

•On-campus jobs •Athletic Awards •California-specific scholarships

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


Hope International University Housing Expenses, Fees, and More


In addition to the cost of tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at California.

Room and Board Costs at California

Room and board at California is $11,900 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the California's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $12,051.

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

How Much Do Books Cost at California?

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

Annual Fees

Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer resources for students with demonstrated need to get help covering these fees.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at California

The cost of transportation in college can really vary. 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 plan to bring a car or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

A school's location 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 a city can be costly, but there may be more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Hope International University campus is in a suburban setting in California, not far from Los Angeles.

Other Costs

When you're planning for college, don’t forget to take into account personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


Total Tuition and Expenses at Hope International University


Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending California.

Total Cost of California

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

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $34,500
Room and Board $11,900
Board Only $573
Other expenses $2,700

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

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $51,452
Off-Campus $41,349

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.

California’s tuition and fees change based on: •Campus location for full-time and part-time students •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for both full and part-time students •Course level for both full and part-time students


Hope International University Financial Aid


The majority of Hope International University undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 390 of the 620 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. California meets 35% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $16,620 a year. Around 74% of California undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. California graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $22,457 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $19,894
Private Loans $20,501
Most Common Loans for California Students
Federal Loans 74%
Private loans 10%

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 California financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Hope International 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, California awarded 271 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $3.4 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $2.84 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Hope International University

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 California 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 California was $16,620 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of California seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $34,832
Off-Campus $24,729

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

Hope International University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

California offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Does California Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to 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, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

California 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.


Learn More About Hope International University


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California Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$46,580

In State

$46,580

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$33,250
$33,250
Fees
$1,200
$1,200
Housing
$11,050
$11,050
Books
$1,080
$1,080

California Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

51%

Average Financial Aid Package

$13,853

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,140

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

40%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$34,450

Out-of-State

$34,450

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 20
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