In 2022, Trinity Washington University's tuition was $25,360 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 2.01%–from $24,860 the previous year. Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you're done with college.
Trinity Washington University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of DC as it does for residents from other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as DC residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to check your state's criteria for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be other criteria as well, depending on where you live.
Tuition at D.C. is the same for each student.
Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or D.C.-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..
In addition to the cost of tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at D.C..
Room and board at D.C. costs $11,750 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining facilities.
Board costs vary based on on the numnber 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 actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
Most schools charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have ways so that those with demonstrated need to get help covering these costs.
The total cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget.
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 transportation in an urban area could be pricey, but there may be more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Trinity Washington Universityis located in a urban setting in DC.
When budgeting for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
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 D.C..
What will the cost of attending D.C. be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$11,750|
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.
In 2022, 480 of the 1,444 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. D.C. meets 65% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $15,793 a year. Around 78% of D.C. undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. D.C. graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $29,875 of student loan debt.
|Most Common Loans for D.C. 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 D.C. 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, D.C. awarded 472 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $5.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $280000 thousand 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 D.C. 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 D.C. was $15,793 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of D.C. seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending D.C. 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 D.C.'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 offset the cost of attending. 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.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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