In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Covenant College was $37,760 a year.
Tuition increased 2.89% in 2022–from $36,700 the prior year. On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams seem daunting, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students find the actual cost of college is way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. And, student loans can make theprice of collegefeel more doable until after graduation.
Covenant College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Georgia 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 a school where you are eligible for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the overall cost of college. Don't forget to verify your state's rules for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
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Tuition at Covenant College is the same for all students.
International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Covenant College:
•Covenant College-specific scholarships
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 Covenant College.
Housing and campus dining at Covenant College costs $9,208 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the Covenant College's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.
Board costs vary based on 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 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 used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.
The total cost of transportation 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 walkable? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At Covenant College, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on 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 an urban area is usually expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Covenant Collegeis located in a suburban setting in Georgia.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to consider personal expenses, 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 look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Covenant College.
What will the cost of attending Covenant College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$9,208|
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 Covenant College undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 515 of the 872 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Covenant College meets 80% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $33,686 a year. Around 64.6% of Covenant College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Covenant College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $23,847 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Covenant College 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 Covenant College 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, Covenant College awarded 512 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $14.4 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $6.55 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 Covenant College 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 Covenant College was $33,686 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Covenant College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Covenant College 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 Covenant College'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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