In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Washington College was $49,652 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 2%–from $48,678 the previous year. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If these numbers feel scary, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't always tell the full story. Many students find the actual cost of college is way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until after graduation.
Washington College is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Maryland 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 Maryland residents.
Choosing a school where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save students a lot of money on the overall cost of college. Take the time to confirm your state's criteria for as an in-state resident. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be additional requirements too, depending on where you live.
Tuition at Washington College is the same for every student.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or Washington College-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
In addition to the cost of tuition, 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 Washington College.
Room and board at Washington College is $13,363 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat in the Washington College's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.
Board costs may vary depending 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 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 books from students who have already taken the course.
Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer ways 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 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 factors can drastically impact your transportation budget. At Washington College, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on 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 a city might be pricey, but there may be more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Washington Collegeis located in a small town setting in Maryland, near Baltimore and Washington and DC.
When you're planning for college, be sure to factor in 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 how much students can expect to shell out for Washington College.
What will the cost of attending Washington College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$13,363|
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.
Washington College’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for part-time students
The majority of Washington College undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 637 of the 1,026 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Washington College meets 84% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $41,912 a year. Around 74% of Washington College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Washington College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $28,922 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Washington College 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 Washington College 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, Washington College awarded 351 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $6.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $26.28 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 Washington College 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 Washington College was $41,912 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Washington College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Washington College 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 Washington College'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.
Washington College 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 make attending more affordable. 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.
Washington College 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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