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Creighton University

Omaha, NE 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate78%
Acceptance Rate78%

Creighton University Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Creighton University was $43,684 a year.

In 2022, tuition increased 2.5%–from $42,618 the prior year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

If these numbers sound impossible, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students find the actual cost of college is 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 out of pocket feel more doable until after graduation.

Does Creighton University Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Creighton University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of Nebraska as it does for residents from other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Nebraska residents.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to check your state's eligibility criteria for as an in-state resident. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. 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 as well, depending on where you live.

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Is Creighton University's Tuition Different for International Students?

Tuition at Creighton University is the same for each student.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or Creighton University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Creighton University:

•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideCreighton University •Athletic Awards •Creighton University-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.


Creighton University Room, Board, Fees, and More


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 Creighton University.

House and Food Costs at Creighton University

Housing and campus dining at Creighton University is $11,830 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the Creighton University's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $6,430.

Board costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

How Much Do Books Cost at Creighton University?

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 materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Annual Fees

Most schools charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

There may be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have resources so that those with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at Creighton University

The cost of getting around in college can really vary. 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 walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At Creighton University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

Where are a college is located 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 flip side, getting around in an urban area could be costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Creighton Universityis in a urban setting in Nebraska, not far from Omaha.

Other Costs

When budgeting for college, don’t forget to take into account the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


Total Tuition and Expenses at Creighton University


Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Creighton University.

How Much Does Creighton University Cost?

What will the cost of attending Creighton University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $43,684
Room and Board $11,830
Board Only $5,400
Other expenses $2,000

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $60,668
Off-Campus $54,238

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.


Financial Aid at Creighton University


In 2022, 2,082 of the 4,481 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Creighton University meets 81% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $34,065 a year. Around 53% of Creighton University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Creighton University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $37,191 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $23,476
Creighton University-Specific Loans $4,101
Private Loans $41,840
Most Common Loans for Creighton University Students
Federal Loans 53%
Institutional Loans 31%
Private loans 14%

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 Creighton University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Creighton University

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, Creighton University awarded 1,997 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $48.2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $45.63 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Creighton University

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 Creighton 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 Creighton University was $34,065 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Creighton University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $26,603
Off-Campus $20,173

What will attending Creighton 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 understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Creighton University's net cost calculator on their website.

Creighton University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Creighton University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Creighton University Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges 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.

Creighton 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.


Learn More About Creighton University


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Creighton University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$58,620

In State

$58,620

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$43,684
$43,684
Fees
$1,906
$1,906
Housing
$11,830
$11,830
Books
$1,200
$1,200

Creighton University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

46%

Average Financial Aid Package

$32,553

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

8,735

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

78%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$45,590

Out-of-State

$45,590

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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