In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Capital University was $39,900 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 2.5%–from $38,928 the prior year. Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.
If this information makes going to college sound impossible, remember, the displayed price of tuition does not give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students owe way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until you're done with college.
Capital University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of Ohio as it does for students who live in other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Ohio residents.
Choosing an insitution where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the overall cost of college. Take the time to confirm your state's criteria 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 additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.
Tuition at Capital University is the same for all students.
International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or Capital University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Capital University:
•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideCapital University •Capital University-specific loans •Capital University-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
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 Capital University.
Room and board at Capital University costs $12,308 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 Capital 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 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.
Most schools charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer resources so that those with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The total cost of getting around in college can really vary. 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 questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At Capital University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
A school's location 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 an urban area could be expensive, but cities may offer more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Capital University campus is in a suburban setting in Ohio, near Columbus.
When you're planning for college, be sure to take into account personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Capital University.
What will the cost of attending Capital University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$12,308|
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 Capital University undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 1,465 of the 2,090 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Capital University meets 79% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $33,789 a year. Around 86% of Capital University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Capital University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $32,364 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Capital University-Specific Loans||$5,500|
|Most Common Loans for Capital 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 Capital 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, Capital University awarded 1,431 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $7.3 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $43.06 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 Capital 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 Capital University was $33,789 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Capital University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Capital 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 Capital 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.
Capital 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 waiver tuition for 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 with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Capital 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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