In 2016, Mississippi University for Women's tuition was $7,656 a year for in-state students and $7,656 a year for out-of-state students.
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 owe way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until after graduation.
Mississippi University for Women meets 50% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student at Mississippi University for Women is around $10,521 a year.
The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2023 was around $31,851 per student, not including those with no debt.
Mississippi University for Women is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $7,656 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.
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 an insitution where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the overall cost of college. Don't forget to check your state's requirements for in-state tuition. 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 where you live.
Tuition at Mississippi University for Women is the same for all students.
International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Mississippi University for Women:
•Loans from outsideMississippi University for Women •Mississippi University for Women-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; 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 Mississippi University for Women.
Room and board at Mississippi University for Women costs $7,908 a year. This covers 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 school dining halls.
Meal-plan costs vary based on on the number of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books and supplies 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 used textbooks and materials.
Most schools also have 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 joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer ways so that those with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of getting around in college can really vary. 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 factors can drastically impact your transportation budget. At Mississippi University for Women, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located 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 getting around in an urban area might be pricey, but there may be more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Mississippi University for Women campus is in a town in MS.
When you're planning for college, be sure to factor in 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 look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to Mississippi University for Women.
What will the cost of attending Mississippi University for Women be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2023 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$7,908|
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 Mississippi University for Women undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2023, 1,624 of the 2,673 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Mississippi University for Women meets 50% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,521 a year. Around 79% of Mississippi University for Women undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Mississippi University for Women graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $31,851 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Mississippi University for Women 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 Mississippi University for Women 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 2023, Mississippi University for Women awarded 1,133 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $5.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $7.54 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 Mississippi University for Women 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 Mississippi University for Women was $10,521 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Mississippi University for Women seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$3,250|
What will attending Mississippi University for Women 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 Mississippi University for Women'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 waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition 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.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.
Mississippi University for Women's endowment was valued at $50.3 million in 2023, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Mississippi University for Women spends about $5,257 a year.
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