In 2022, Cardinal Stritch University's tuition was $34,744 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 2%–from $34,062 the prior year. Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
Remember, the advertized cost of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students pay a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until you're done with college.
Cardinal Stritch University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Wisconsin 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 an insitution where you are eligible for in-state tuition can save on the total cost of attending college. Don't forget to confirm your state's requirements for as an in-state resident. 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 too, depending on where you live.
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Tuition at Cardinal Stritch University is the same for all students.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Cardinal Stritch University:
•Athletic Awards •Cardinal Stritch University-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to the cost of tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Cardinal Stritch University.
Room and board at Cardinal Stritch University costs $9,000 a year. This number covers 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 Cardinal Stritch University's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls. Students who do not live on-campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $5,400.
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 also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
There may be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer resources so that those with demonstrated need to get help covering these costs.
The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At Cardinal Stritch University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
A school's location can also have a big effect on 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 an urban area could be costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. Cardinal Stritch Universityis in a suburban setting in Wisconsin, near Milwaukee.
When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to consider the cost of things 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 estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for Cardinal Stritch University.
What will the cost of attending Cardinal Stritch University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$9,000|
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.
Cardinal Stritch University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for part-time students
In 2022, 341 of the 877 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Cardinal Stritch University meets 76% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $31,300 a year. Around 44% of Cardinal Stritch University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Cardinal Stritch University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $33,050 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Cardinal Stritch 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 Cardinal Stritch 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, Cardinal Stritch University awarded 339 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $2.72 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 Cardinal Stritch 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 Cardinal Stritch University was $31,300 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Cardinal Stritch University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Cardinal Stritch 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 Cardinal Stritch 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.
Cardinal Stritch 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 make attending more affordable. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Cardinal Stritch University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees
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