In 2022, tuition for full-time students at The College of St. Scholastica was $38,750 a year.
Tuition was the same price in 2022 as it was the year before. Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students find the actual cost of college is much less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you're done with college.
The College of St. Scholastica is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Minnesota as it does for students who live in other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Minnesota residents.
Choosing a school where you qualify for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the total cost of attending college. Take the time to check your state's eligibility criteria for as an in-state resident. 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.
Tuition at The College of St. Scholastica is the same for every student.
International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or The College of St. Scholastica-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at The College of St. Scholastica:
•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideThe College of St. Scholastica •The College of St. Scholastica-specific scholarships
In addition to the cost of tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at The College of St. Scholastica.
Housing and campus dining at The College of St. Scholastica costs $10,996 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that allows you to eat in the The College of St. Scholastica's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $5,974.
Meal-plan costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
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 offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer ways so that those with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of transportation 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 small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. At The College of St. Scholastica, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university 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 other hand getting around in a city can be expensive, but there may be more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. The The College of St. Scholastica campus is in a suburban setting in Minnesota.
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 look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to The College of St. Scholastica.
What will the cost of attending The College of St. Scholastica be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$10,996|
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 The College of St. Scholastica undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 1,334 of the 2,144 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. The College of St. Scholastica meets 76% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $34,521 a year. Around 78% of The College of St. Scholastica undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. The College of St. Scholastica graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $41,426 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for The College of St. Scholastica 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 The College of St. Scholastica 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, The College of St. Scholastica awarded 862 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $7.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $33.02 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 The College of St. Scholastica 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 The College of St. Scholastica was $34,521 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of The College of St. Scholastica seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending The College of St. Scholastica 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 The College of St. Scholastica'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 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 with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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