In 2022, tuition for full-time Jacksonville University students was $43,520 a year.
Tuition increased 3.01% in 2022–from $42,250 the previous year. On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students owe way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket more manageable until you're done with college.
Jacksonville University is a private, nonprofit institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from Florida 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 Florida residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the overall cost of college. Be sure to check your state's requirements for as an in-state resident. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Jacksonville University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Jacksonville University:
•Athletic Awards •Jacksonville University-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
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 Jacksonville University.
Room and board at Jacksonville University is $15,636 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the Jacksonville University's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facilities can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $8,910.
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 actual 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.
Most schools charge some yearly 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 optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer resources so that those with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate 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? 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. 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 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 transportation in a city can be costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Jacksonville University campus is in a suburban setting in Florida, near Jacksonville and Saint Augustine.
When creating a budget 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 how much students can expect to shell out for Jacksonville University.
What will the cost of attending Jacksonville University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$15,636|
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.
Jacksonville University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Academic program for both full and part-time students
The majority of Jacksonville University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 1,656 of the 2,650 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Jacksonville University meets 64% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $32,129 a year. Around 62.83% of Jacksonville University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Jacksonville University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $51,898 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Jacksonville University-Specific Loans||$4,000|
|Most Common Loans for Jacksonville University 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 Jacksonville University 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, Jacksonville University awarded 1,637 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $39.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $15.13 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville University was $32,129 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Jacksonville University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Jacksonville 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 get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Jacksonville University'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.
Jacksonville University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
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.
Jacksonville University 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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