In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Ouachita Baptist University was $30,500 a year.
Tuition increased 3.46% in 2022–from $29,480 the previous year. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams sound impossible, remember, the displayed price of tuition doesn't always mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students owe a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you're done with college.
Ouachita Baptist University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of Arkansas as it does for residents from other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as Arkansas residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to verify your state's guidelines for how to qualify for as an in-state resident. 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 additional requirements too, depending on where you live.
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Tuition at Ouachita Baptist University is the same for all students.
Students from outside of the U.S. 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 Ouachita Baptist University:
•On-campus jobs •Athletic Awards •Ouachita Baptist University-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Ouachita Baptist University.
Room and board at Ouachita Baptist University is $8,800 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat in the school dining halls. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facilities can pay for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $5,870.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. 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 books from students who have already taken the course.
Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer resources so that those with demonstrated 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? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At Ouachita Baptist University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located 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 can be pricey, but cities may offer more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Ouachita Baptist Universityis in a small town setting in Arkansas, near Little Rock.
When estimating your budget for college, be sure to consider personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
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 Ouachita Baptist University.
What will the cost of attending Ouachita Baptist University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$8,800|
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.
Ouachita Baptist University’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 Ouachita Baptist University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 968 of the 1,716 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Ouachita Baptist University meets 92% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $30,432 a year. Around 53% of Ouachita Baptist University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Ouachita Baptist University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $37,366 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Ouachita Baptist 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 Ouachita Baptist 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, Ouachita Baptist University awarded 927 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $19.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $11.42 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 Ouachita Baptist 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 Ouachita Baptist University was $30,432 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Ouachita Baptist University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Ouachita Baptist 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 get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Ouachita Baptist 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.
Ouachita Baptist University 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 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.
Ouachita Baptist University 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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