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Colleges / University of Jamestown

University of Jamestown

Jamestown, ND 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate76%
Acceptance Rate76%

JC Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at University of Jamestown was $23,400 a year.

In 2022, tuition increased 3%–from $22,718 the previous year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students owe way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.

University of Jamestown: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

University of Jamestown is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of North Dakota as it does for residents from 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 tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to confirm your state's eligibility criteria for in-state tuition. 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 other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Tuition for International Students at University of Jamestown

JC has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or JC-specific aid and scholarships.

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


University of Jamestown 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 budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at JC.

Room and Board Costs at JC

Room and board at JC is $8,650 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat in the JC's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who do not live on-campus but still want to use the dining facilities can pay for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $4,120.

Meal-plan costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

How Much Do Books Cost at JC?

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. 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.

Annual Fees

Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

There may be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer ways for students with demonstrated need to get help covering these costs.

The Cost of Transportation at JC

The 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 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 factors can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

The location of a college or university 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 is sometimes costly, but there may be more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The University of Jamestown campus is in a small town setting in North Dakota.

Other Costs

When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for 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.


Total Tuition and Expenses at University of Jamestown


Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to JC.

How Much Does JC Cost?

What will the cost of attending JC be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $23,400
Room and Board $8,650
Board Only $4,440
Other expenses $1,600

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

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $35,750
Off-Campus $31,540

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.

JC’s tuition and fees change based on: •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for both full and part-time students


University of Jamestown Financial Aid


The majority of JC undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 636 of the 1,018 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. JC meets 70% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $17,223 a year. Around 77% of JC undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. JC graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $37,347 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $27,280
Private Loans $27,594
Most Common Loans for JC Students
Federal Loans 75%
Private loans 31%

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 JC financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at University of Jamestown

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, JC awarded 631 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $4.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $2.24 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of University of Jamestown

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 JC 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 JC was $17,223 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of JC seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $18,527
Off-Campus $14,317

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

University of Jamestown Tuition Payment Plans

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

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

Does JC Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

JC 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 University of Jamestown


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JC Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$34,060

In State

$34,060

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$23,400
$23,400
Fees
$800
$800
Housing
$8,560
$8,560
Books
$1,300
$1,300

JC Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

66%

Average Financial Aid Package

$17,362

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

258

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

76%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$24,200

Out-of-State

$24,200

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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