In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Arkansas Tech University was $5,820 a year for in-state students and $11,640 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students pay way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. And, student loans can make theprice of collegemore manageable until you're done with college.
Tuition for international students at Arkansas Tech University is $11,640 per year.
Arkansas Tech University is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $5,820 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time. For non-Arkansas residents, out-of-state tuition is $11,640 a year.
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 the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save students a lot of money on the total cost of attending college. Be sure to confirm your state's rules for as an in-state resident. 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 additional requirements too, depending on where you live.
Arkansas Tech has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at Arkansas Tech University can expect to pay around $11,640 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or Arkansas Tech-specific aid and scholarships.
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to the cost of tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Arkansas Tech.
Housing and campus dining at Arkansas Tech costs $9,157 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat in the school dining halls. Students who do not live on-campus but still want to use the dining facilities can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $8,474.
Meal-plan 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 real cost of books 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 help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer ways so that those with financial need to get help covering these fees.
The total 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 easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your transportation budget. At Arkansas Tech, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located can impact 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 cities may offer more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. Arkansas Tech Universityis located in a small town setting in Arkansas.
When budgeting for college, be sure to take into account 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.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Arkansas Tech.
What will the cost of attending Arkansas Tech be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$9,157|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
Arkansas Tech’s tuition and fees change based on: •Campus location for full-time and part-time students •Course load for both full and part-time students
In 2022, 4,080 of the 8,901 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Arkansas Tech meets 60% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,225 a year. Around 59.05% of Arkansas Tech undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Arkansas Tech graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $23,096 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Arkansas Tech 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 Arkansas Tech 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, Arkansas Tech awarded 3,057 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $17.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $33.48 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 Arkansas Tech 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 Arkansas Tech was $10,225 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Arkansas Tech seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$6,619.44|
What will attending Arkansas Tech 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 Arkansas Tech'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.
Arkansas Tech 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 offset the cost of attending. 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.
Arkansas Tech 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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