In 2021, tuition for full-time students at John Carroll University was $43,740 a year.
In 2021, tuition increased 2.49%–from $42,676 the prior year. On average, college tuition rises about 3%ba year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams seem daunting, 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 sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until after graduation.
John Carroll University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Ohio as it does for residents from 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.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to verify your state's requirements for in-state residency. 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.
Tuition at JCU is the same for all students.
Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or JCU-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at JCU:
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
In addition to the cost of tuition, 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 JCU.
Room and board at JCU costs $12,876 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that allows you to eat in the JCU's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who do not live on-campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $8,500.
Meal-plan 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 actual cost of books and supplies 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.
Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more. Full-time undergrads at JCU can expect to pay around $1,774 in fees each academic year.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer ways for students with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school?. Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? 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.
The location of a college or university 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 other hand getting around in an urban area might be pricey, but there may be more buses, trains and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. John Carroll Universityis located in a suburban setting in Ohio, near Cleveland.
When budgeting for college, be sure to consider personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending JCU.
|2021 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$12,876|
|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.
JCU’s tuition and fees change based on: Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of JCU undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2021, 2,100 of the 2,771 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. JCU meets 80% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $34,954 a year. Around 71% of JCU undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. JCU graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $33,600 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for JCU 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 JCU 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, JCU awarded 2,050 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $56.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $22.62 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 JCU 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 JCU was $34,954 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of JCU seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending JCU 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 JCU'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.
JCU does not have guaranteed tuition.
A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for JCU students.
JCU offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
JCU 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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