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McPherson College

McPherson, KS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

Mcpherson College Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at McPherson College was $32,494 a year.

Tuition increased 3.5% in 2022–from $31,396 the previous year. On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.

Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students owe a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until after graduation.

Does McPherson College Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

McPherson College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Kansas as it does for students who live in other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing a college where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save students a lot of money on the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Don't forget to check your state's eligibility criteria for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.

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Do International Students Pay More to Go to McPherson College?

Mcpherson College 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 loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Mcpherson College:

•On-campus jobs •Athletic Awards •Mcpherson College-specific scholarships

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


McPherson College Housing Expenses, Fees, and More


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 Mcpherson College.

House and Food Costs at Mcpherson College

Housing and campus dining at Mcpherson College costs $9,086 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the Mcpherson College's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who do not live on-campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $7,166.

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Mcpherson College

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. 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 books from students who have already taken the course.

Yearly Fees

The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

Keep in mind, there could also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer resources so that those with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at Mcpherson College

The total cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. 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 small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

The location of a college or university can impact 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 might be expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The McPherson College campus is located in a small town setting in Kansas.

Other Costs

When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to take into account the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


Total Tuition and Expenses at McPherson College


Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Mcpherson College.

Total Cost of Mcpherson College

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

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $32,494
Room and Board $9,086
Board Only $3,044
Other expenses $2,474

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

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $46,516
Off-Campus $44,890

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.


Financial Aid at McPherson College


The majority of McPherson College undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 686 of the 830 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Mcpherson College meets 85% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $30,253 a year. Around 82% of Mcpherson College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Mcpherson College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $33,121 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $27,303
Private Loans $36,702
Most Common Loans for Mcpherson College Students
Federal Loans 82%
Private loans 13%

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 Mcpherson College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at McPherson College

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, Mcpherson College awarded 396 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $2.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $15.85 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of McPherson College

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 Mcpherson 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 Mcpherson College was $30,253 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Mcpherson College seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $16,263
Off-Campus $14,637

What will attending Mcpherson 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 get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Mcpherson College's net cost calculator on their website.

McPherson College 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 McPherson College Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a 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.


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Mcpherson College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$44,042

In State

$44,042

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$32,494
$32,494
Fees
$1,042
$1,042
Housing
$9,086
$9,086
Books
$1,420
$1,420

Mcpherson College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

50%

Average Financial Aid Package

$28,847

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

844

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

85%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$33,536

Out-of-State

$33,536

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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