In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Providence College was $56,980 a year.
Tuition increased 3.52% in 2022–from $55,040 the previous year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If this information makes going to college seem daunting, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students owe a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make theprice of collegefeel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Providence College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Rhode Island as it does for residents from other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a school where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Be sure to check your state's guidelines for how to qualify for as an in-state resident. 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 other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
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Providence College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or Providence College-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Providence College:
•Athletic Awards •Providence College-specific scholarships
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; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Providence College.
Housing and campus dining at Providence College is $16,540 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat in the Providence College's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.
Meal-plan 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 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 used textbooks and materials.
Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
There may be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer resources so that those with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation 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 are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
A school's location 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, transportation in a city is sometimes costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Providence Collegeis in a suburban setting in Rhode Island, not far from Boston.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to factor in the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Providence College.
What will the cost of attending Providence College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$16,540|
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, 1,897 of the 4,265 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Providence College meets 91% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $43,456 a year. Around 63% of Providence College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Providence College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $45,757 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Providence 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 Providence 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, Providence College awarded 1,880 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $69.4 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $14.15 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 Providence 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 Providence College was $43,456 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Providence College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Providence 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 Providence 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.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
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 with a tuition 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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