In 2022, Palm Beach Atlantic University's tuition was $34,900 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 4.06%–from $33,538 the previous year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this information makes going to college seem daunting, remember, the advertized cost of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make theprice of collegemore manageable until after graduation.
Palm Beach Atlantic University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Florida 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.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to verify your state's eligibility criteria for in-state residency. 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 other criteria as well, depending on where you live.
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Tuition at Palm Beach Atlantic is the same for every student.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or Palm Beach Atlantic-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
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 Palm Beach Atlantic.
Housing and campus dining at Palm Beach Atlantic costs $11,690 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the Palm Beach Atlantic's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.
Meal-plan costs vary based on 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 depends on the courses you take and the materials 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 offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
There may be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The cost of getting around 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 easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At Palm Beach Atlantic, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university can impact transportation costs. 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 is often pricey, but cities may offer more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. Palm Beach Atlantic Universityis located in a urban setting in Florida, near Miami-Dade County and Broward County.
When budgeting for college, be sure to factor in personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Palm Beach Atlantic.
What will the cost of attending Palm Beach Atlantic be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$11,690|
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.
Palm Beach Atlantic’s tuition and fees change based on: •Campus location for full-time and part-time students •Academic program for both full and part-time students
The majority of Palm Beach Atlantic undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 1,509 of the 2,837 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Palm Beach Atlantic meets 62.41% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $25,949 a year. Around 100% of Palm Beach Atlantic undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Palm Beach Atlantic graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $27,568 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Palm Beach Atlantic 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 Palm Beach Atlantic 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, Palm Beach Atlantic awarded 1,502 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $31.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $12.03 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 Palm Beach Atlantic 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 Palm Beach Atlantic was $25,949 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Palm Beach Atlantic seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Palm Beach Atlantic 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 Palm Beach Atlantic'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.
Palm Beach Atlantic offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Palm Beach Atlantic 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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