In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Baker University was $31,620 a year.
Tuition increased 2% in 2022–from $31,000 the previous year. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams seem daunting, remember, the advertized cost of tuition does not always give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students find the actual cost of college is much less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make theprice of collegemore manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Baker University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Kansas as it does for students who live in other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.
Choosing a school where you qualify for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the total cost of attending college. Be sure to verify 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 other criteria too, depending on where you live.
Tuition at Baker is the same for every student.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships.
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Baker.
Housing and campus dining at Baker is $8,738 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that allows you to eat in the Baker's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who do not live on-campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can pay for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $3,750.
Meal-plan costs can depend 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 real 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 books from students who have already taken the course.
The majority of colleges charge some yearly 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 special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have ways so that those with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
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 plan to bring a car or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At Baker, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located 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 other hand getting around in an urban area is often pricey, but there may be more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. Baker Universityis located in a small town setting in Kansas, near Kansas City.
When estimating your budget for college, be sure to consider the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Baker.
What will the cost of attending Baker be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$8,738|
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.
The majority of Baker undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 670 of the 1,147 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Baker meets 85% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $23,246 a year. Around 71% of Baker undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Baker graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $30,476 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Baker 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 Baker 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, Baker awarded 473 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $3.4 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $5.03 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 Baker 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 Baker was $23,246 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Baker seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Baker 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 Baker'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.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to 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.
Baker 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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