In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Livingstone College was $15,917 a year.
Tuition was the same price in 2023 as it was the year before. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the advertized cost 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 pay far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until after graduation.
Livingstone College meets 51% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student at Livingstone College is around $13,837 a year.
In 2020, students graduated with an average of $34,710 in student loans for each student with debt.
Livingstone College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of North Carolina as it does for students who live in other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. 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 residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to check your state's eligibility criteria for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Livingstone College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may be eligible for private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Livingstone College:
•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideLivingstone College •Athletic Awards •Livingstone College-specific scholarships •International Students Tuition Waivers
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to 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 Livingstone College.
Room and board at Livingstone College is $6,794 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining facilities.
Board costs can depend on the number of meals you intend to eat on-campus
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 materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
Most schools charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. 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.
Where are a college is located 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 flip side, getting around in a city is sometimes pricey, but cities may offer more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Livingstone College campus is located in a town in North Carolina, near Charlotte Mecklenburg.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to factor in the cost of things 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 estimate of what is really costs to go to Livingstone College.
What will the cost of attending Livingstone College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2023 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$6,794|
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.
The majority of Livingstone College undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2023, 1,055 of the 854 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Livingstone College meets 51% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,837 a year. Around 98% of Livingstone College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Livingstone College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $34,710 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Livingstone 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 Livingstone 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 2023, Livingstone College awarded 1,027 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $11.2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $660,000 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 Livingstone 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 Livingstone College was $13,837 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Livingstone College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Livingstone 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Livingstone 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.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to 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.
Livingstone College has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students
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.
As of 2021, the total market value of Livingstone College's endowment was $1.8 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $24,713 for each full-time student enrolled.
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