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Lincoln University Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Lincoln University was $8,026 a year for in-state students and $13,396 a year for out-of-state students.

On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

If this makes attending the college of your dreams seem daunting, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't tell the full story. Many students find the actual cost of college is a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket feel more doable until after graduation.

Tuition for international students at Lincoln University is $13,396 per year.

Does Lincoln University Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Lincoln University is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $8,026 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time. For students who are not considered Pennsylvania-residents, out-of-state tuition is $13,396 a year.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions 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 check your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. 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 other criteria as well, depending on where you live.

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Do International Students Pay More to Go to Lincoln University?

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

International students at Lincoln University can expect to pay around $13,396 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.

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 school-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Lincoln University:

  • On-campus jobs
  • Loans from outsideLincoln University

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

Lincoln University Housing Expenses and Other Costs

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 Lincoln University.

Room and Board Costs at Lincoln University

Housing and campus dining at Lincoln University costs $7,954 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining halls. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can pay for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $4,242.

Meal-plan costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

How Much Do Books Cost at Lincoln University?

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books and supplies 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 used textbooks and materials.

Yearly Fees

Most schools charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Students who attend Lincoln University full time pay $3,240 in fees each academic year.

There may be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.

Transportation costs

The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school?. Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus walkable? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are not 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 flip side, transportation in a city is sometimes costly, but there may be more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. Lincoln Universityis located in a rural setting in Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.

Other College Costs

When estimating your budget 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 go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Lincoln University.

Total Cost of Lincoln University

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $8,026
Out-of-State Tuition $13,396
Room and Board $7,954
Board Only $3,712
Yearly Fees $3,240
Other expenses $1,385
Total Estimated Costs

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Lincoln University’s tuition and fees change based on: B Academic program for both full and part-time students Course load for both full and part-time students

Financial Aid at Lincoln University

The majority of Lincoln University undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2021, 1,687 of the 1,895 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Lincoln University meets 48.8% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,020 a year. Around 87% of Lincoln University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Lincoln University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $36,367 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $34,110
State Loans $0
Lincoln University-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $21,599
Most Common Loans for Lincoln University Students
Federal Loans 87%
Private loans 9%

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 Lincoln University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Lincoln 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 2021, Lincoln University awarded 1,348 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $15.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $450000 thousand in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln University was $11,020 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Lincoln University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
In-State, On-Campus $162
Net In-state, Off-campus $6,940
Out-of-State, On-Campus $16,552

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

Lincoln University Tuition Payment Plans

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

A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for Lincoln University students.

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

Lincoln University Tuition Waivers

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 with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

Lincoln University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - X - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

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Lincoln University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$20,817

In State

$26,187

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$8,026
$13,396
Fees
$3,240
$3,240
Housing
$7,954
$7,954
Books
$1,597
$1,597

Lincoln University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

71%

Average Financial Aid Package

$12,806

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,077

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

90%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,266

Out-of-State

$16,636

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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