In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Centenary College of Louisiana was $38,820 a year.
Tuition increased 2% in 2022–from $38,060 the previous year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If this information makes going to college seem daunting, remember, the displayed price of tuition does not give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students owe much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable until after graduation.
Centenary College of Louisiana is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Louisiana as it does for residents from 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.
Attending a school where you are eligible for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Take the time to confirm your state's criteria for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
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Centenary College of Louisiana has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or Centenary College of Louisiana-specific aid and scholarships.
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
In addition to 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 Centenary College of Louisiana.
Room and board at Centenary College of Louisiana is $13,940 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that allows you to eat in the Centenary College of Louisiana's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.
Board costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
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 used textbooks and materials.
Most schools 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 playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer resources for students with demonstrated need to get help covering these fees.
The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? 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 drastically impact your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
The location of a college or university can impact 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 getting around in an urban area may be expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. Centenary College of Louisianais in a urban setting in Louisiana, not far from Shreveport.
When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for 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 Centenary College of Louisiana.
What will the cost of attending Centenary College of Louisiana be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$13,940|
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 Centenary College of Louisiana undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 425 of the 552 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Centenary College of Louisiana meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $34,293 a year. Around 67% of Centenary College of Louisiana undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Centenary College of Louisiana graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $25,363 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Centenary College of Louisiana 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 Centenary College of Louisiana 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, Centenary College of Louisiana awarded 425 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $12.3 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $4.24 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 Centenary College of Louisiana 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 Centenary College of Louisiana was $34,293 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Centenary College of Louisiana seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Centenary College of Louisiana 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 Centenary College of Louisiana'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 reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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