In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Kean University was $10,758 a year for in-state students and $18,150 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students find the actual cost of college is much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make theprice of collegefeel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
International students can expect to pay 18,150 per year for tuition at Kean University.
Kean University is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $10,758 for in-state students who attend full-time.Non-New Jersey residents can expect to pay 18,150 per year for tuition.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to check your state's criteria for in-state residency. 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 too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Kean University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at Kean University can expect to pay around $18,150 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or Kean University-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Kean University:
•Kean University-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional 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 Kean University.
Room and board at Kean University is $15,562 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 halls.
Meal-plan costs can depend 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 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 other costs associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer ways for students with demonstrated need to get help covering these fees.
The cost of transportation 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 are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. At Kean University, freshman are not allowed to park 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, getting around in an urban area is often costly, but there may be more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Kean University campus is located in a urban setting in New Jersey, not far from New York City.
When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to factor in personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to Kean University.
What will the cost of attending Kean University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$15,562|
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 Kean University undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 5,926 of the 10,573 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Kean University meets 71% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $16,156 a year. Around 80% of Kean University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Kean University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $30,406 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Kean 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 Kean 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, Kean University awarded 4,431 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $53.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $11.9 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 Kean 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 Kean University was $16,156 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Kean University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$7,788|
What will attending Kean 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 understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Kean 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.
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 offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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