In 2022, tuition for full-time Mississippi College students was $19,656 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 4%–from $18,900 the previous year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the displayed price of tuition does not always mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students owe a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until you're done with college.
Mississippi College is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of MS as it does for students who live in other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as MS residents.
Attending a college where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the overall cost of college. Be sure to check your state's requirements for in-state tuition. 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 live in.
Mississippi College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Mississippi College:
•Mississippi College-specific scholarships
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 Mississippi College.
Room and board at Mississippi College is $12,000 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 Mississippi College's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.
Meal-plan costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
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 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.
The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer ways for students with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. 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 plan to bring a car or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact 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 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 could be expensive, but cities may offer more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Mississippi Collegeis in a suburban setting in MS, not far from Jackson.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to consider 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 look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Mississippi College.
What will the cost of attending Mississippi College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$12,000|
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.
In 2022, 1,036 of the 2,523 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Mississippi College meets 74% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $20,283 a year. Around 55% of Mississippi College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Mississippi College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $28,579 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Mississippi College-Specific Loans||$5,268|
|Most Common Loans for Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 2022, Mississippi College awarded 998 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $17.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $9.63 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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi College was $20,283 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Mississippi College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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.
Mississippi College 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 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.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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