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McMurry University

Abilene, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate57%
Acceptance Rate57%

McMurry University Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at McMurry University was $30,922 a year.

Tuition increased 3.17% in 2023–from $29,972 the previous year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

If this makes attending the college of your dreams feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students owe way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you're done with college.

McMurry University meets 81.23% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend McMurry University full-time are awarded $27,798 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $34,460 in student loans for each student with debt.

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

McMurry University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Texas as it does for residents from other states.

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

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to verify your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state residency. 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 additional requirements too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.

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McMurry University International Student Tuition

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

Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or McMurry University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at McMurry University:

•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideMcMurry University •McMurry University-specific scholarships

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


McMurry University Room, Board, Fees, and More


Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; 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 McMurry University.

House and Food Costs at McMurry University

Room and board at McMurry University is $9,406 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat in the school dining facilities. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $4,527.

Meal-plan costs vary based on on the number of meals you intend to eat on-campus

How Much Do Books Cost at McMurry University?

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Annual Fees

The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation 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 small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

A school's location 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 an urban area is usually expensive, but there may be more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. McMurry Universityis located in a suburb in Texas.

Other Costs

When you're planning for college, be sure to take into account 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.


Total Tuition and Expenses at McMurry 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 McMurry University.

How Much Does McMurry University Cost?

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

2023 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $30,922
Room and Board $9,406
Board Only $4,005
Other expenses $2,030

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

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $42,598
Off-Campus $37,197

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.

McMurry University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for both full and part-time students •Course level for both full and part-time students


McMurry University Financial Aid


The majority of McMurry University undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2023, 857 of the 1,259 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. McMurry University meets 81.23% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $27,798 a year. Around 80% of McMurry University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. McMurry University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $34,460 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $29,235
State Loans $18,360
Private Loans $30,558
Most Common Loans for McMurry University Students
Federal Loans 79%
State loans 4.54%
Private loans 11.8%

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

Scholarships at McMurry 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 2023, McMurry University awarded 857 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $18.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $2.83 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

McMurry University Net Cost

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 McMurry 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 McMurry University was $27,798 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of McMurry University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $14,800
Off-Campus $9,399

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

McMurry University Tuition Payment Plans

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

McMurry University does not have guaranteed tuition.

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

McMurry University Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

McMurry University 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.

McMurry University's Endowment

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.

McMurry University's endowment was valued at $95.4 million in 2023, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, McMurry University spends about $9,465 a year.


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McMurry University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$40,568

In State

$40,568

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$30,922
$30,922
Fees
$240
$240
Housing
$9,406
$9,406
Books
Unknown
Unknown

McMurry University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

86%

Average Financial Aid Package

$25,438

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,237

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

57%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$31,162

Out-of-State

$31,162

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
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