In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Kenyon College was $66,240 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 5.04%–from $63,060 the prior year. Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams seem daunting, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition does not always give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until you're done with college.
Kenyon College is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Ohio 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 in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to verify your state's rules for in-state residency. 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 too, depending on where you live.
Kenyon College 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 may be eligible for private or Kenyon College-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Kenyon College:
•On-campus jobs •Kenyon College-specific loans •Kenyon College-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Kenyon College.
Room and board at Kenyon College costs $13,610 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities.
Meal-plan costs can depend 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 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 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 get help covering these costs.
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 walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions 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 impact 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 a city might be pricey, but there may be more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Kenyon College campus is located in a rural setting in Ohio, not far from Columbus.
When you're planning for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for 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 look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Kenyon College.
What will the cost of attending Kenyon College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$13,610|
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.
In 2022, 839 of the 1,875 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Kenyon College meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $52,103 a year. Around 33% of Kenyon College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Kenyon College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $22,151 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Kenyon College-Specific Loans||$6,952|
|Most Common Loans for Kenyon College 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 Kenyon College 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, Kenyon College awarded 839 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $40.4 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $10.14 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 Kenyon College 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 Kenyon College was $52,103 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Kenyon College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Kenyon College 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 Kenyon College'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.
Kenyon College 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 schools 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.
Kenyon College 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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