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St. John's University

Queens, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

St John's Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time St. John's University students was $46,230 a year.

In 2022, tuition increased 5.16%–from $43,962 the previous year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

Remember, the advertized cost of tuition doesn't always tell the full story. Many students pay a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until you're done with college.

Does St. John's University Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

St. John's University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of New York as it does for students who live in 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 in-state tuition can save students a lot of money on the total cost of attending college. Take the time to verify your state's guidelines for how to qualify for as an in-state resident. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. 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 the state you and your parents currently reside in.

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Do International Students Pay More to Go to St. John's University?

Tuition at St John's is the same for every student.

Students from outside of the U.S. 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 qualify for the following types of financial support at St John's:

•Athletic Awards •St John's-specific scholarships

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


St. John's University Living Expenses, Fees, and More


Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; 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 St John's.

Room and Board Costs at St John's

Housing and campus dining at St John's is $18,790 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. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facilities can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $10,575.

Meal-plan costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

How Much Do Books Cost at St John's?

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real 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.

Yearly Fees

The majority of colleges also have 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 special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer resources so that those with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.

The Cost of Transportation at St John's

The cost of getting around 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 small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? 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 St John's, 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 flip side, getting around in a city is often expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. The St. John's University campus is located in a urban setting in New York, near New York City.

Other Costs

When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to consider personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


Total Tuition and Expenses at St. John's University


Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for St John's.

How Much Does St John's Cost?

What will the cost of attending St John's be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $46,230
Room and Board $18,790
Board Only $2,500
Other expenses $1,790

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $69,130
Off-Campus $52,898

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.

St John's’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


St. John's University Financial Aid


The majority of St. John's University undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 8,690 of the 15,452 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. St John's meets 68% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $30,971 a year. Around 68% of St John's undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. St John's graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $31,237 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $24,481
Private Loans $43,100
Most Common Loans for St John's Students
Federal Loans 67%
Private loans 11%

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 John's financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at St. John's University

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, St John's awarded 6,356 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $54.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $234.46 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of St. John's University

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 John's 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 John's was $30,971 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of St John's seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $38,159
Off-Campus $21,927

What will attending St John's 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 St John's's net cost calculator on their website.

St. John's University Tuition Payment Plans

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

St John's offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

St John's Tuition Waivers

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 if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

St John's 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.


Learn More About St. John's University


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St John's Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$67,090

In State

$67,090

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$46,230
$46,230
Fees
$1,350
$1,350
Housing
$18,790
$18,790
Books
$720
$720

St John's Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

54%

Average Financial Aid Package

$29,999

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

19,658

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

85%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$47,580

Out-of-State

$47,580

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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