In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Huntingdon College was $26,850 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 3.29%–from $25,995 the previous year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students find the actual cost of college is a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until after graduation.
Huntingdon College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Alabama as it does for residents from other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.
Attending a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the overall cost of college. Don't forget to check your state's rules for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. 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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Tuition at Huntingdon College is the same for all students.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or Huntingdon College-specific aid and scholarships.
In addition to 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 Huntingdon College.
Housing and campus dining at Huntingdon College is $10,772 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are 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 other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have ways for students with demonstrated need to get help covering 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? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus walkable? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Where are a college is located can impact 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 an urban area is usually pricey, but there may be more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Huntingdon College campus is in a suburban setting in Alabama, near Birmingham.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to factor in the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for Huntingdon College.
What will the cost of attending Huntingdon College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$10,772|
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.
Huntingdon College’s tuition and fees change based on: •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of Huntingdon College undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 597 of the 920 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Huntingdon College meets 68.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $19,696 a year. Around 77% of Huntingdon College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Huntingdon College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $34,017 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Huntingdon 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 Huntingdon 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, Huntingdon College awarded 597 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $9.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $3.74 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 Huntingdon 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 Huntingdon College was $19,696 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Huntingdon College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Huntingdon 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 understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Huntingdon 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.
Huntingdon 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 make attending more affordable. 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.
Huntingdon 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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