In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Francis Marion University was $10,384 a year for in-state students and $20,768 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students pay way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket feel more doable until after graduation.
International students can expect to pay 20,768 per year for tuition at Francis Marion University.
Francis Marion University is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $10,384 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.Non-South Carolina residents can expect to pay 20,768 per year for tuition.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.
Attending a school where you qualify for in-state tuition can save on the overall cost of college. Don't forget to check your state's guidelines for how to qualify 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 additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.
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Francis Marion University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at Francis Marion University can expect to pay around $20,768 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.
International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships.
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
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 Francis Marion University.
Room and board at Francis Marion University is $8,986 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the Francis Marion University's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.
Board 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 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.
The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer resources for students with financial need to get help covering these costs.
The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. 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 will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At Francis Marion University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
A school's location 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 flip side, getting around in a city is often expensive, but cities may offer more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. Francis Marion Universityis in a rural setting in South Carolina.
When budgeting for college, be sure to consider the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Francis Marion University.
What will the cost of attending Francis Marion University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$8,986|
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.
Francis Marion University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Academic program for both full and part-time students
The majority of Francis Marion University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 2,036 of the 3,475 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Francis Marion University meets 64% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,200 a year. Around 64% of Francis Marion University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Francis Marion University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $32,235 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Francis Marion University 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 Francis Marion University 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, Francis Marion University awarded 1,931 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $17.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $3.38 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 Francis Marion 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 Francis Marion University was $14,200 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Francis Marion University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$-1,286|
Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.
What will attending Francis Marion 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 get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Francis Marion University'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.
Francis Marion University 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 reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Francis Marion 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.
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