In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Southwestern Christian College was $7,070 a year.
Tuition was the same price in 2022 compare to the year before. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
Remember, the advertized cost of tuition does not always give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students find the actual cost of college is a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Southwestern Christian College is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from Texas as it does for students who live in 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 status can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to verify your state's guidelines for how to qualify 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 additional requirements too, depending on where you live.
Southwestern Christian College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may be eligible for private or Southwestern Christian College-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Southwestern Christian College:
•Athletic Awards •Southwestern Christian College-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to the cost of tuition, 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 Southwestern Christian College.
Room and board at Southwestern Christian College is $6,260 a year. This covers 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 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 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.
The majority of colleges also have 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 optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these costs.
The cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation.
The location of a college or university 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 other hand getting around in an urban area might be pricey, but there may be more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Southwestern Christian College campus is in a small town setting in Texas, not far from Dallas-Fort Worth.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for 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 Southwestern Christian College.
What will the cost of attending Southwestern Christian College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$6,260|
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.
The majority of Southwestern Christian College undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 65 of the 84 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Southwestern Christian College meets 48% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,194 a year.
|Most Common Loans for Southwestern Christian 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 Southwestern Christian 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, Southwestern Christian College awarded 65 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $800000 thousand to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $180000 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 Southwestern Christian 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 Southwestern Christian College was $12,194 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Southwestern Christian College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.
What will attending Southwestern Christian 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 understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Southwestern Christian 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 offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. 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.
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