In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Piedmont College was $29,190 a year.
Tuition increased 3.81% in 2022–from $28,120 the previous year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students owe much less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make theprice of collegemore manageable until after graduation.
Piedmont College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Georgia as it does for residents from other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as Georgia residents.
Choosing an insitution where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the overall cost of college. Don't forget to check your state's criteria for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
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Piedmont College 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 Piedmont College-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Piedmont College:
•Piedmont College-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Piedmont College.
Housing and campus dining at Piedmont College costs $11,712 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining halls.
Board costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books 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 charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer ways so that those with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. 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 walkable? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
The location of a college or university can impact the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in an urban area could be expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Piedmont Collegeis located in a rural setting in Georgia, not far from Atlanta.
When budgeting for college, be sure to consider personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Piedmont College.
What will the cost of attending Piedmont College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$11,712|
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.
Piedmont College’s tuition and fees change based on: •Campus location for full-time and part-time students •Course load for part-time students
The majority of Piedmont College undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 899 of the 1,275 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Piedmont College meets 72% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $25,779 a year. Around 71% of Piedmont College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Piedmont College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $28,413 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Piedmont 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 Piedmont 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, Piedmont College awarded 899 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $17.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $4.62 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 Piedmont 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 Piedmont College was $25,779 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Piedmont College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Piedmont 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 Piedmont 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.
Piedmont 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 offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Piedmont College 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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