In 2022, tuition for full-time students at College of Eastern Idaho was $5,370 a year for in-state students and $7,740 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams feel scary, remember, the displayed price of tuition doesn't mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students owe far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket more manageable until you're done with college.
College of Eastern Idaho is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $5,370 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Idaho residents.
Choosing an insitution where you are eligible for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Be sure to check your state's criteria for as an in-state resident. 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 where you live.
College of Eastern Idaho has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..
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 College of Eastern Idaho.
College of Eastern Idaho doesn't provide on-campus housing for students, so there is no cost for housing, however you should take into account other housing costs when estimating the cost of various schools
Meal-plan 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 real cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the materials 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 charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering 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 easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public 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 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 a city could be expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The College of Eastern Idaho campus is located in a small town setting in Idaho.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to take into account personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending College of Eastern Idaho.
What will the cost of attending College of Eastern Idaho be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
In 2022, 819 of the 2,156 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.Around 47% of College of Eastern Idaho undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs.
|Most Common Loans for College of Eastern Idaho 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 College of Eastern Idaho 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, College of Eastern Idaho awarded 340 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $3.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school.
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 College of Eastern Idaho 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.
By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of College of Eastern Idaho seem more manageable.
What will attending College of Eastern Idaho 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 College of Eastern Idaho'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 with a tuition 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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