In 2022, tuition for full-time Southwestern College students was $36,500 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 5.04%–from $34,750 the previous year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students owe way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make theprice of collegemore manageable until you're done with college.
Southwestern College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Kansas as it does for residents from other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.
Choosing a college where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save on the overall cost of college. Be sure to confirm your state's rules for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
Southwestern College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Southwestern College:
•On-campus jobs •Southwestern 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, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Southwestern College.
Housing and campus dining at Southwestern College costs $9,380 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining facilities. Students who do not live on-campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can pay for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $8,504.
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 and supplies 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 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 have resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of getting around 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 small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Where are a college is located 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 transportation in a city is often costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Southwestern Collegeis located in a small town setting in Kansas, near Wichita.
When budgeting for college, be sure to consider personal expenses, like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to Southwestern College.
What will the cost of attending Southwestern College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$9,380|
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.
Southwestern College’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 •Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of Southwestern College undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 586 of the 1,164 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Southwestern College meets 69% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $26,263 a year. Around 81% of Southwestern College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Southwestern College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $37,540 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Southwestern 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 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 College awarded 581 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $10.4 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.26 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 Southwestern 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 College was $26,263 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Southwestern College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Southwestern 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 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.
Southwestern 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 waiver tuition for 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, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Southwestern College has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - X - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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