In 2021, tuition for full-time Misericordia University students was $34,100 a year.
In 2021, tuition increased 3.96%–from $32,800 the previous year. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If these numbers feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until you're done with college.
Misericordia University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Pennsylvania as it does for students who live in other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can save significant money on the total cost of attending college. Don't forget to confirm your state's rules 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 additional requirements too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Tuition at Misericordia University is the same for all students.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Misericordia University:
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
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 Misericordia University.
Housing and campus dining at Misericordia University costs $14,520 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining halls. Students who do not live on-campus but still want to use the dining facilities can pay for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $6,555.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending on the numnber 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 actual cost of books and supplies 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.
Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more. Students who attend Misericordia University full time pay $1,840 in fees each academic year.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The 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 are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At Misericordia University, freshman are not allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located can impact 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 may be costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Misericordia University campus is in a small town setting in Pennsylvania.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to consider the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
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 Misericordia University.
|2021 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$14,520|
|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.
Misericordia University’s tuition and fees change based on: Academic program for part-time students Class time for part-time students Course load for part-time students
The majority of Misericordia University undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2021, 1,175 of the 1,845 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Misericordia University meets 84% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $27,827 a year. Around 80% of Misericordia University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Misericordia University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $45,238 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Misericordia University-Specific Loans||$0|
|Most Common Loans for Misericordia 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 Misericordia 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 2021, Misericordia University awarded 1,174 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $24.4 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $7.21 million 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 Misericordia 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 Misericordia University was $27,827 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Misericordia University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Misericordia 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 Misericordia 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.
Misericordia University does not have guaranteed tuition.
A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for Misericordia University students.
Misericordia 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 schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Misericordia 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.
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