In 2021, tuition for full-time students at St Francis College was $27,188 a year.
In 2023, tuition increased 1.87%–from $26,688 the previous year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If these numbers sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't always give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you're done with college.
St. Francis College meets 56% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student at St. Francis College is around $20,021 a year.
The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2023 was around $48,856 per student, not including those with no debt.
St. Francis College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from New York 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 residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to verify your state's criteria for in-state tuition. 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 too, depending on where you live.
St. Francis 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 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 St. Francis College:
•On-campus jobs •Athletic Awards •St. Francis College-specific scholarships •International Students Tuition Waivers
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 St. Francis College.
Housing and campus dining at St. Francis College is $17,200 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 in the school dining halls.
Meal-plan costs vary based on on the number 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 real 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 charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer ways for students 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 take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus walkable? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. At St. Francis College, freshman are not allowed to park 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 getting around in an urban area may be costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. St. Francis Collegeis in a city in New York, near New York City.
When budgeting for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for 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 do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for St. Francis College.
What will the cost of attending St. Francis College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2023 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$17,200|
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 St. Francis College undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2023, 2,334 of the 2,646 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. St. Francis College meets 56% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $20,021 a year. Around 80.1% of St. Francis College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. St. Francis College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $48,856 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for St. Francis 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 St. Francis 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 2023, St. Francis College awarded 1,682 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $14.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $21.98 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 St. Francis 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 St. Francis College was $20,021 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of St. Francis College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending St. Francis 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 St. Francis 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 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.
St Francis College has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.
For more information about St. Francis College's endowment, check with the school directly.
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