In 2022, Arcadia University's tuition was $46,430 a year.
Tuition increased 2% in 2022–from $45,520 the prior 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 far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you're done with college.
Arcadia University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Pennsylvania as it does for residents from other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Pennsylvania residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to verify your state's rules for in-state tuition. 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 other criteria too, depending on where you live.
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Tuition at Arcadia University is the same for every student.
International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or Arcadia University-specific aid and scholarships.
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
In addition to tuition, 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 Arcadia University.
Housing and campus dining at Arcadia University is $13,720 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 Arcadia University's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.
Board costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
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 the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
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 optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these costs.
The 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 plan to bring 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. At Arcadia University, freshman are not allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university 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 flip side, transportation in a city is usually expensive, but there may be more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Arcadia University campus is in a suburban setting in Pennsylvania, not far from Philadelphia.
When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to take into account 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 Arcadia University.
What will the cost of attending Arcadia University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$13,720|
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.
Arcadia University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for part-time students
The majority of Arcadia University undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 1,860 of the 1,831 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Arcadia University meets 83% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $30,745 a year. Around 78% of Arcadia University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs.
|Most Common Loans for Arcadia University 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 Arcadia University 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, Arcadia University awarded 1,859 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $49 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $8.62 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 Arcadia University 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 Arcadia University was $30,745 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Arcadia University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Arcadia University 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 Arcadia University'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.
Arcadia University 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 colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Arcadia University 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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