In 2022, tuition for full-time Kent State University at Salem students was $7,594 a year for in-state students and $16,704 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until after graduation.
Kent State University at Salem is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $7,594 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance 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. Be sure to verify your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. 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 live in.
Tuition at Kent State University at Salem is the same for each student.
Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or Kent State University at Salem-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Kent State University at Salem:
•Kent State University at Salem-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 Kent State University at Salem.
Room and board at Kent State University at Salem is $13,576 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that enables you to eat in the Kent State University at Salem's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.
Kent State University at Salem doesn't provide on-campus housing for students, so there is no cost for housing, however students should consider the cost of off-campus housing when evaluating the actual cost of various schools
Board costs may vary depending 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 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.
The majority of colleges also have 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 playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these costs.
The total 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? 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 busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. At Kent State University at Salem, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
A school's location can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. 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 a city may be costly, but there may be more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Kent State University at Salem campus is located in a rural setting in Ohio, not far from Youngstown.
When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to consider 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 do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Kent State University at Salem.
What will the cost of attending Kent State University at Salem be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$13,576|
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.
In 2022, 340 of the 1,563 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Kent State University at Salem meets 53.15% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $7,314 a year. Around 74% of Kent State University at Salem undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Kent State University at Salem graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $26,812 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Kent State University at Salem 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 Kent State University at Salem 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, Kent State University at Salem awarded 294 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $80 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 Kent State University at Salem 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 Kent State University at Salem was $7,314 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Kent State University at Salem seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$279.6|
What will attending Kent State University at Salem 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 Kent State University at Salem'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 colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , 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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