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Mississippi College Tuition Information

In 2019, tuition for full-time students at Mississippi College was $17,550 a year.

Tuition increased 3.24 percent in 2021, from $17,000 the prior year. On average, college tuition rises about 3 percent a year.

If these numbers sound high, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Mississippi College

Mississippi College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of MS as it does for residents from other states.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Attending a school where you qualify for in-state tuition can save significant money on the overall cost of college. 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.

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Mississippi College International Student Tuition

Mississippi College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for school-specific aid and scholarships.

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

Mississippi College Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies.

Room and Board at Mississippi College

Room and board at Mississippi College is $10,610 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities.

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

Cost of Books at Mississippi College

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. At Mississippi College, you can expect to pay about $1,500 a year for books and supplies. This does not count the initial cost of a computer or other technology. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at Mississippi College pay $1,060 in fees each academic year.

There may also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team, may mean additional fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. It depends on if you drive or fly to get to school, own a car, or if you prefer to walk or take public transportation to get around campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. The Mississippi College campus is in a suburban setting in MS, not far from Jackson. First-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

For Mississippi College students, $1,894 is good ballpark for transportation costs for on-campus students.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, which can add up for both on-campus and off-campus students.

How much does Mississippi College cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $17,550
Room and Board $10,610
Books and Supplies $1,500
Yearly Fees $1,060
Transportation $1,894
Other expenses $2,508
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $33,228
Off-Campus $24,473

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.

Mississippi College’s tuition and fees change based on: Course load for full-time students

Mississippi College Financial Aid

The majority of Mississippi College undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2021, 1,444 of the 3,242 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Mississippi College meets 70 percent of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $17,771 a year. Around 53 percent 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 $28,123 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $25,928
State Loans $0
Mississippi College-Specific Loans $2,541
Private Loans $19,269
Most Common Loans for Mississippi College Students
Federal Loans 51%
Institutional Loans 1%
Private loans 7%

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.

Scholarships at Mississippi 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 2021, Mississippi College awarded 1,385 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $19,749,369 to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $9,550,161 in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Mississippi College 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 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 $17,771 in 2021. 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
On-Campus $15,457
Off-Campus $6,702

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.

Mississippi College Tuition Payment Plans

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

Mississippi College does not have guaranteed tuition.

The school offers a Prepaid Tuition Plan, which is a type of college savings plan that enables people to purchase future credits for their children at today's rate. It is best for people who are sure they or their child will attend a public school in their state.

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

Does Mississippi College offer tuition waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups to cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Some schools offer them for employees and their family, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student

Mississippi College has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: X Employees or Children of Employees X X

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

Mississippi College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$30,720

In State

$30,720

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$17,550
$17,550
Fees
$1,060
$1,060
Housing
$10,610
$10,610
Books
$1,500
$1,500

Mississippi College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

50%

Average Financial Aid Package

$16,941

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

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Total Enrollment

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Campus Setting

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Acceptance Rate

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