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Sierra Nevada College Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time Sierra Nevada College students was $34,319 a year.

Tuition was the same price in 2021 as it was the year before. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

If this makes attending the college of your dreams feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket feel more doable until you're done with college.

Does Sierra Nevada College Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Sierra Nevada College is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Nevada as it does for students who live in other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to check your state's requirements for in-state tuition. 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.

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Sierra Nevada College International Student Tuition

Sierra Nevada 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 loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may be eligible for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Sierra Nevada College:

  • On-campus jobs
  • Loans from outsideSierra Nevada College
  • Athletic Awards
  • Sierra Nevada College-specific scholarships
  • International Students Tuition Waivers

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

Sierra Nevada College Housing Expenses and Other Costs

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 Sierra Nevada College.

Room and Board Costs at Sierra Nevada College

Board costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Sierra Nevada College

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . 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.

Yearly Fees

The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

Keep in mind, there could also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these costs.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school?. Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At Sierra Nevada College, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

A school's location can also have a big effect on 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 other hand getting around in an urban area might be pricey, but there may be more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Sierra Nevada College campus is in a small town setting in Nevada, not far from Reno.

Other College Costs

When budgeting for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things 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 estimate of what is really costs to go to Sierra Nevada College.

How Much Does Sierra Nevada College Cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $34,319
Board Only $6,879
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $34,319
Off-Campus $41,198

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.

Sierra Nevada College’s tuition and fees change based on: B Academic program for both full and part-time students Course load for both full and part-time students

Financial Aid at Sierra Nevada College

In 2021, 0 of the 350 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.

Most Common Loans for Sierra Nevada 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 Sierra Nevada College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Sierra Nevada 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.

Net Cost of Sierra Nevada College

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 Sierra Nevada 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.

By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Sierra Nevada College seem more manageable.

What will attending Sierra Nevada 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 Sierra Nevada College's net cost calculator on their website.

Sierra Nevada College Tuition Payment Plans

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

Sierra Nevada College does not have guaranteed tuition.

A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for Sierra Nevada College students.

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

Does Sierra Nevada College Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. 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.

Sierra Nevada College has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students - Employees or Children of Employees

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

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Sierra Nevada College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$34,319

In State

$34,319

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Sierra Nevada College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

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* Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

774

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

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$34,319

Out-of-State

$34,319

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