In 2022, tuition for full-time students at The University of Scranton was $49,912 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 3.85%–from $48,062 the prior year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If these numbers feel scary, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't always mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students owe way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college feel more doable until after graduation.
The University of Scranton is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Pennsylvania 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 status can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to check your state's eligibility criteria for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
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Tuition at The University of Scranton is the same for all students.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or The University of Scranton-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at The University of Scranton:
•On-campus jobs •The University of Scranton-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
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 The University of Scranton.
Room and board at The University of Scranton costs $16,490 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that enables you to eat in the school dining halls.
Board costs can depend 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 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.
The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
There may be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.
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 easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
A school's location can impact 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 a city is sometimes costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. The The University of Scranton campus is in a urban setting in Pennsylvania.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to take into account personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to The University of Scranton.
What will the cost of attending The University of Scranton be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$16,490|
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 University of Scranton undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 2,467 of the 3,487 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. The University of Scranton meets 70.5% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $35,603 a year. Around 73% of The University of Scranton undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. The University of Scranton graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $45,439 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for The University of Scranton 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 University of Scranton 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 University of Scranton awarded 2,054 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $65.8 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $21.79 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 University of Scranton 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 University of Scranton was $35,603 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of The University of Scranton seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending The University of Scranton 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 University of Scranton'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 colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a 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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