In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Bucknell University was $61,408 a year.
Tuition increased 3.25% in 2022–from $59,474 the prior year. Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students owe way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until after graduation.
Bucknell University is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to verify your state's criteria for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. 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 additional requirements too, depending on where you live.
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Bucknell University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or Bucknell University-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Bucknell University:
•On-campus jobs •Athletic Awards •Bucknell University-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; 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 Bucknell University.
Room and board at Bucknell University costs $15,358 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 Bucknell University's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.
Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
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 own a car, or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Where are a college is located 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 other hand getting around in a city might be expensive, but there may be more buses, trains and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Bucknell University campus is in a small town setting in Pennsylvania.
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 go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Bucknell University.
What will the cost of attending Bucknell University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$15,358|
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.
In 2022, 1,531 of the 3,724 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Bucknell University meets 92% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $43,000 a year. Around 39% of Bucknell University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Bucknell University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $35,129 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Bucknell 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 Bucknell 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, Bucknell University awarded 1,366 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $70.4 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $7 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 Bucknell 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 Bucknell University was $43,000 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Bucknell University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Bucknell 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Bucknell 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.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools 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.
Bucknell 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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