In 2022, tuition for full-time students at North Carolina Wesleyan University was $33,952 a year.
Tuition increased 2.9% in 2022–from $32,996 the previous year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
Remember, the "sticker price" of tuition does not tell the full story. Many students pay much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until after graduation.
North Carolina Wesleyan University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of North Carolina as it does for residents from other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to check your state's rules 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 additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.
NC Wesleyan 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 federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at NC Wesleyan:
•On-campus jobs •NC Wesleyan-specific scholarships
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 NC Wesleyan.
Housing and campus dining at NC Wesleyan is $12,264 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining facilities.
Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
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 used textbooks and materials.
Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have ways for students with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? 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.
A school's location can also have a big effect on 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 an urban area can be expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. North Carolina Wesleyan Universityis located in a suburban setting in North Carolina.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget 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.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to NC Wesleyan.
What will the cost of attending NC Wesleyan be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$12,264|
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, 788 of the 1,603 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. NC Wesleyan meets 70.01% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,622 a year. Around 93% of NC Wesleyan undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. NC Wesleyan graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $7,269 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for NC Wesleyan 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 NC Wesleyan 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, NC Wesleyan awarded 788 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $12.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $470000 thousand 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 NC Wesleyan 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 NC Wesleyan was $13,622 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of NC Wesleyan seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending NC Wesleyan 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 NC Wesleyan'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.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some colleges 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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