In 2022, tuition for full-time students at University of St. Thomas was $32,484 a year.
Tuition increased 5.47% in 2022–from $30,800 the previous year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
Remember, the advertized cost of tuition does not always mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students pay a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
University of St. Thomas is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Texas 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.
Attending an insitution where you qualify for in-state tuition can save significant money on the total cost of attending college. Be sure 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 where you live.
University of St. Thomas has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may be eligible for private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at University of St. Thomas:
•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideUniversity of St. Thomas •Athletic Awards •University of St. Thomas-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
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 University of St. Thomas.
Housing and campus dining at University of St. Thomas is $9,760 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat in the University of St. Thomas's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.
Meal-plan costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. 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 used textbooks and materials.
Most schools charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
There may be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.
The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation 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 own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At University of St. Thomas, 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 getting around in a city might be costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The University of St. Thomas campus is located in a urban setting in Texas, near Houston.
When budgeting for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for 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 estimate of the actual cost of attending University of St. Thomas.
What will the cost of attending University of St. Thomas be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$9,760|
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.
University of St. Thomas’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of University of St. Thomas undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 1,505 of the 2,739 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. University of St. Thomas meets 56.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $24,803 a year. Around 52.6% of University of St. Thomas undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. University of St. Thomas graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $22,506 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for University of St. Thomas 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 University of St. Thomas 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, University of St. Thomas awarded 1,290 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $30.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $5.69 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 University of St. Thomas 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 University of St. Thomas was $24,803 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of University of St. Thomas seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending University of St. Thomas 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 get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the University of St. Thomas'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.
University of St. Thomas offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
University of St. Thomas 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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