In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Greensboro College was $19,520 a year.
Tuition increased 2.95% in 2022–from $18,960 the previous year. On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.
Remember, the advertized cost of tuition doesn't always 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 are applied. And, student loans can make theprice of collegemore manageable until you're done with college.
Greensboro College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of North Carolina as it does for students who live in other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as North Carolina residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save significant money on the total cost of attending college. Be sure to check your state's rules 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 the state you and your parents currently reside in.
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Greensboro College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Greensboro College:
•On-campus jobs •Greensboro 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 Greensboro College.
Room and board at Greensboro College costs $11,672 a year. This number 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 school dining facilities.
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 real 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.
Most schools charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer resources so that those with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At Greensboro College, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university 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 other hand transportation in an urban area is usually costly, but there may be more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Greensboro College campus is located in a urban setting in North Carolina, not far from Charlotte.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to consider personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Greensboro College.
What will the cost of attending Greensboro College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$11,672|
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 Greensboro College undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 673 of the 793 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Greensboro College meets 82% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $22,151 a year. Around 88% of Greensboro College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Greensboro College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $43,509 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Greensboro College-Specific Loans||$3,788|
|Most Common Loans for Greensboro 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 Greensboro 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, Greensboro College awarded 597 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $4.2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $6.42 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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro College was $22,151 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Greensboro College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro 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 offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools 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.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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