In 2021, Fairmont State University's tuition was $5,946 a year for in-state students and $14,992 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
Remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make theprice of collegemore manageable until after graduation.
Tuition for international students at Fairmont State University is $17,320 per year.
Fairmont State University is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $5,946 for in-state students who attend full-time.Non-West Virginia residents can expect to pay 14,992 per year for tuition.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as West Virginia residents.
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. Be sure to verify your state's eligibility criteria for in-state tuition. 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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Fairmont State has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at Fairmont State University can expect to pay around $17,320 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or Fairmont State-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Fairmont State:
•Fairmont State-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional 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 Fairmont State.
Housing and campus dining at Fairmont State costs $10,022 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining facilities.
Meal-plan 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 actual 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 books from students who have already taken the course.
Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer ways so that those with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get 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 will you need 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.
Where are a college is located can impact your transportation budget. 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 sometimes costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. Fairmont State Universityis in a small town setting in West Virginia.
When estimating your budget for college, be sure to take into account 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 estimate of the actual cost of attending Fairmont State.
What will the cost of attending Fairmont State be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$10,022|
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.
The majority of Fairmont State University undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 2,236 of the 3,573 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Fairmont State meets 70% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $9,509 a year. Around 67% of Fairmont State undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Fairmont State graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $25,291 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Fairmont State 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 Fairmont State 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, Fairmont State awarded 1,934 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $14.3 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $690000 thousand 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 Fairmont State 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 Fairmont State was $9,509 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Fairmont State seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$1,383|
What will attending Fairmont State 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 Fairmont State'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 colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , 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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