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Marian University

Fond du Lac, WI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate77%
Acceptance Rate77%

Marian University Tuition Information

In 2022, Marian University's tuition was $29,520 a year.

In 2022, tuition increased 3%–from $28,660 the prior year. On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.

If this makes attending the college of your dreams feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students owe much less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.

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

Marian University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from Wisconsin as it does for students who live in other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Wisconsin residents.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to confirm your state's eligibility criteria for as an in-state resident. 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 additional requirements too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.

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Marian University International Student Tuition

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

Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Marian University:

•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideMarian University •Marian University-specific scholarships

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


Marian University Room, Board, Fees, and More


In addition to 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 Marian University.

House and Food Costs at Marian University

Housing and campus dining at Marian University is $8,290 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining halls.

Meal-plan costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Marian University

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 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.

Annual Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

Keep in mind, there could also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer ways for students 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 drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your transportation budget. At Marian University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

The location of a college or university 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 other hand transportation in a city may be pricey, but cities may offer more buses, trains and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Marian Universityis located in a small town setting in Wisconsin, not far from Milwaukee.

Other Costs

When you're planning for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


Total Tuition and Expenses at Marian University


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 Marian University.

How Much Does Marian University Cost?

What will the cost of attending Marian University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $29,520
Room and Board $8,290

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $38,290
Off-Campus $30,000

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.


Marian University Financial Aid


The majority of Marian University undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 1,174 of the 1,290 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Marian University meets 60% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $18,740 a year. Around 87% of Marian University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Marian University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $30,565 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $29,463
Private Loans $15,722
Most Common Loans for Marian University Students
Federal Loans 85%
Private loans 27%

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

Scholarships at Marian 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 2022, Marian University awarded 1,157 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $15.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.07 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Marian 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 Marian 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 Marian University was $18,740 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Marian University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $19,550
Off-Campus $11,260

What will attending Marian 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Marian University's net cost calculator on their website.

Marian University Tuition Payment Plans

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.

Does Marian University Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. 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.

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


Learn More About Marian University


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Marian University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$37,176

In State

$37,176

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$29,520
$29,520
Fees
$480
$480
Housing
$7,176
$7,176
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Marian University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

90%

Average Financial Aid Package

$16,769

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,290

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

77%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$30,000

Out-of-State

$30,000

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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