In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Spring Hill College was $21,732 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 3%–from $21,100 the previous year. Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students pay way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until after graduation.
Spring Hill College is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of Alabama as it does for residents from other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Alabama residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to verify your state's requirements for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. 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 as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
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SHC 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 SHC-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at SHC:
•On-campus jobs •SHC-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; 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 SHC.
Housing and campus dining at SHC costs $11,124 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 SHC's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who live off 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 $9,638.
Meal-plan costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books and supplies 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 library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The cost of transportation in college can really vary. 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 walkable? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are 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 other hand transportation in an urban area can be pricey, but cities may offer more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Spring Hill College campus is located in a suburban setting in Alabama.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to take into account the cost of things 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 look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to SHC.
What will the cost of attending SHC be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$11,124|
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.
SHC’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of Spring Hill College undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 611 of the 990 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. SHC meets 71% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $19,613 a year. Around 69% of SHC undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. SHC graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $32,158 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for SHC 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 SHC 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, SHC awarded 596 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $8.2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $2.4 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 SHC 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 SHC was $19,613 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of SHC seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending SHC 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the SHC'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.
SHC 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 if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
SHC 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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