In 2007, tuition for full-time students at Pacific Northwest College of Art was $47,025 a year.
In 2023, tuition increased 4.5%–from $45,000 the previous year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If these numbers sound impossible, remember, the displayed price of tuition doesn't tell the full story. Many students owe far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until after graduation.
Pacific Northwest College of Art meets 61% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student at Pacific Northwest College of Art is around $34,206 a year.
Graduates in the class of 2023 had an average of $27,347 in student loans per borrower.
Pacific Northwest College of Art is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Oregon 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 Oregon residents.
Choosing a school where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save on the total cost of attending college. Be sure to verify your state's requirements for as an in-state resident. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria too, depending on where you live.
Tuition at Pacific Northwest College of Art is the same for all students.
International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may be eligible for private or Pacific Northwest College of Art-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Pacific Northwest College of Art:
•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsidePacific Northwest College of Art •Pacific Northwest College of Art-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
In addition to the cost of 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 Pacific Northwest College of Art.
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 real 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.
The majority of colleges 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 certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of transportation 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 plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your transportation budget. At Pacific Northwest College of Art, freshman are not allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. 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 a city could be pricey, but there may be more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Pacific Northwest College of Artis located in a city in Oregon, near Portland.
When budgeting for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for 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 go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to Pacific Northwest College of Art.
What will the cost of attending Pacific Northwest College of Art be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2023 Total Tuition and Expenses
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.
The majority of Pacific Northwest College of Art undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2023, 269 of the 376 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Pacific Northwest College of Art meets 61% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $34,206 a year. Around 60% of Pacific Northwest College of Art undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Pacific Northwest College of Art graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $27,347 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type
|Most Common Loans for Pacific Northwest College of Art 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 Pacific Northwest College of Art 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, Pacific Northwest College of Art awarded 268 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $8.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.94 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 Pacific Northwest College of Art 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 Pacific Northwest College of Art was $34,206 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Pacific Northwest College of Art seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
What will attending Pacific Northwest College of Art 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Pacific Northwest College of Art'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.
Pacific Northwest College of Art does not have guaranteed tuition.
Pacific Northwest College of Art offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some colleges 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.
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.
As of 2007, the total market value of Pacific Northwest College of Art's endowment was $355 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $15,039 for each full-time student enrolled.
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