In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Paul Quinn College was $6,960 a year.
On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If these numbers seem daunting, 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 awarded. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket more manageable until you're done with college.
Paul Quinn College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Texas as it does for students who live in other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as Texas residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to confirm your state's rules 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 as well, depending on where you live.
Tuition at Paul Quinn College is the same for each student.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or Paul Quinn College-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Paul Quinn College:
•Athletic Awards •Paul Quinn College-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to the cost of 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 Paul Quinn College.
Housing and campus dining at Paul Quinn College costs $7,320 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat in the Paul Quinn College's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. 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 used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges charge some yearly 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 Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The 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? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you own 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 transportation budget. At Paul Quinn College, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
A school's location 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 transportation in a city can be pricey, but there may be more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. Paul Quinn Collegeis in a suburban setting in Texas.
When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to factor in the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Paul Quinn College.
What will the cost of attending Paul Quinn College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$7,320|
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 Paul Quinn College undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 435 of the 468 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Paul Quinn College meets 86% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $7,988 a year. Around 37% of Paul Quinn College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Paul Quinn College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $6,102 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Paul Quinn College 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 Paul Quinn College 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, Paul Quinn College awarded 435 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $2.4 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.24 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 Paul Quinn College 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 Paul Quinn College was $7,988 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Paul Quinn College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Paul Quinn College 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 Paul Quinn College'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, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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