In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Elizabethtown College was $35,020 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 3%–from $34,000 the prior year. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If these numbers sound impossible, 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 find the actual cost of college is much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. And, student loans can make theprice of collegemore manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Elizabethtown College is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of Pennsylvania as it does for residents from other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as Pennsylvania residents.
Choosing an insitution where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save students a lot of money on the total cost of attending college. Take the time to confirm your state's rules for in-state residency. 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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Elizabethtown College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or Elizabethtown College-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Elizabethtown College:
•Elizabethtown College-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; 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 Elizabethtown College.
Room and board at Elizabethtown College costs $12,642 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities. Students who do not live on-campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can pay for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $4,815.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending 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 what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer resources for students with financial need to get help covering these fees.
The 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 easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car 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 flip side, transportation in a city could be expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Elizabethtown College campus is located in a small town setting in Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia and Baltimore.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget 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 go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Elizabethtown College.
What will the cost of attending Elizabethtown College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$12,642|
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.
Elizabethtown College’s tuition and fees change based on: •Class time for part-time students •Course load for part-time students
The majority of Elizabethtown College undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 1,089 of the 1,691 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Elizabethtown College meets 78.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $25,726 a year. Around 78% of Elizabethtown College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Elizabethtown College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $44,173 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Elizabethtown College-Specific Loans||$5,000|
|Most Common Loans for Elizabethtown 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 Elizabethtown 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, Elizabethtown College awarded 1,089 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $22.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $9.41 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 Elizabethtown 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 Elizabethtown College was $25,726 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Elizabethtown College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Elizabethtown 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Elizabethtown 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.
Elizabethtown College 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 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.
Elizabethtown College 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.
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