In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Jacksonville University was $42,250 a year.
In 2021, tuition increased 5.89%–from $39,900 the previous year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Additionally, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Jacksonville University is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Florida as it does for students who live in other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency..
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to check your state's eligibility criteria 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 where you live.
Jacksonville University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or Jacksonville University-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Jacksonville University:
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 costs $15,110 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the Jacksonville University's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facilities can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $8,245.
Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . 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 used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have ways so that those with financial need to get help covering these fees.
The 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 easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At Jacksonville 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 other hand transportation in an urban area may be expensive, but there may be more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. Jacksonville Universityis located in a suburban setting in Florida, not far from Jacksonville and Saint Augustine.
When you're planning for college, be sure to take into account 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 do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Jacksonville University.
|2021 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$15,110|
|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 to cover the cost of tuition. In 2021, 1,653 of the 2,771 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Jacksonville University meets 68% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $32,606 a year. Around 58.28% 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 $45,929 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Jacksonville University-Specific Loans||$0|
|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 2021, Jacksonville University awarded 1,630 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $40.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $14.31 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 $32,606 in 2021. 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 does not have guaranteed tuition.
A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for Jacksonville University students.
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 offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a 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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