In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Briar Cliff University was $32,526 a year.
Tuition increased 1.97% in 2022–from $31,898 the previous year. On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.
Remember, the displayed price 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 total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Briar Cliff University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of Iowa as it does for students who live in other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to verify your state's requirements for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be other criteria as well, depending on where you live.
Briar Cliff University 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 Briar Cliff University-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Briar Cliff University:
•Athletic Awards •Briar Cliff University-specific scholarships
In addition to the cost of 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 Briar Cliff University.
Room and board at Briar Cliff University costs $9,582 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the Briar Cliff University's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.
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 real 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.
The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining 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 joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer resources for students with financial need to 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? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
A school's location can impact the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. 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 could be costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Briar Cliff University campus is located in a suburban setting in Iowa.
When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to take into account 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 estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for Briar Cliff University.
What will the cost of attending Briar Cliff University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$9,582|
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.
Briar Cliff University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Campus location for full-time and part-time students •Academic program for both full and part-time students
The majority of Briar Cliff University undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 655 of the 817 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Briar Cliff University meets 26% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $33,359 a year. Around 92% of Briar Cliff University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Briar Cliff University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $29,484 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Briar Cliff 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 Briar Cliff 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, Briar Cliff University awarded 648 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $10.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $590000 thousand 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 Briar Cliff 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 Briar Cliff University was $33,359 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Briar Cliff University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Briar Cliff 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 Briar Cliff 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.
Briar Cliff 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 offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Briar Cliff 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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