In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Lincoln University was $8,900 a year for in-state students and $14,852 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.
If this information makes going to college seem daunting, remember, the advertized cost 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 a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until after graduation.
Tuition for international students at Lincoln University is $14,852 per year.
Lincoln University meets 48% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Lincoln University full-time are awarded $14,335 a year in financial aid, on average.
The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2023 was around $31,783 per student, not including those with no debt.
Lincoln University is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $8,900 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time. For students who are not considered Pennsylvania-residents, out-of-state tuition is $14,852 a year.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.
Attending a school where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save significant money on the overall cost of college. Don't forget to confirm 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 too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Lincoln University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at Lincoln University usually pay around $14,852 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or Lincoln University-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible 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.
In addition to the cost of tuition, 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 Lincoln University.
Room and board at Lincoln University is $11,314 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining facilities. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facilities can pay for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $5,972.
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 actual cost of books 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.
The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
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 for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of getting around 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 walkable? Do you own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. At Lincoln University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. 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 is sometimes costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Lincoln University campus is located in a rural area in Pennsylvania, not far from Philadelphia.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to factor in the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Lincoln University.
What will the cost of attending Lincoln University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2023 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$11,314|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
Lincoln University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Campus location for full-time and part-time students •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of Lincoln University undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2023, 1,469 of the 1,712 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Lincoln University meets 48% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,335 a year. Around 90% 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 $31,783 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 2023, Lincoln University awarded 1,224 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $13.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $250,000 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 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 $14,335 in 2023. 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|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$4,410|
Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.
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 understand 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.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Lincoln 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 reduce the total cost of attendance. 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.
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.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.
Lincoln University's endowment was valued at $49 million in 2023, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Lincoln University spends about $10,291 a year.
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