In 2022, Stetson University's tuition was $51,960 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 3.01%–from $50,440 the prior year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams sound impossible, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students owe far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until after graduation.
Stetson University is a private, nonprofit institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from Florida as it does for students who live in other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the total cost of attending college. Don't forget to check your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be additional requirements too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
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Tuition at Stetson University is the same for every student.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or Stetson University-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Stetson University:
•Stetson University-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to 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 Stetson University.
Housing and campus dining at Stetson University costs $15,290 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 Stetson University's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls. Students who do not live on-campus but still want to use the dining facilities can pay for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $8,820.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. 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 books from students who have already taken the course.
The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer ways so that those with financial need to get help covering 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? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. At Stetson University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on 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 a city can be pricey, but there may be more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Stetson Universityis located in a small town setting in Florida, not far from Orlando.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to factor in the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Stetson University.
What will the cost of attending Stetson University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$15,290|
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 Stetson University undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 1,980 of the 2,884 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Stetson University meets 80.8% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $47,293 a year. Around 61% of Stetson University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Stetson University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $28,797 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Stetson University 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 Stetson University 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, Stetson University awarded 1,977 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $68.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $26.77 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 Stetson University 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 Stetson University was $47,293 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Stetson University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Stetson University 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 Stetson University'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.
Stetson University 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 make attending more affordable. Some colleges 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.
Stetson University 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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