In 2022, Saint Anselm College's tuition was $45,360 a year.
In 2023, tuition increased 3.23%–from $43,940 the prior year. 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 pay much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Saint Anselm College meets 82.33% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Saint Anselm College full-time are awarded $32,088 a year in financial aid, on average.
In 2020, students graduated with an average of $30,398 in student loans for each student with debt.
Saint Anselm College is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of New Hampshire as it does for residents from other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as New Hampshire residents.
Choosing a school where you qualify for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the overall cost of college. Take the time to verify your state's requirements for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. 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.
Saint Anselm College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or Saint Anselm College-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Saint Anselm College:
•On-campus jobs •Athletic Awards •Saint Anselm College-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 Saint Anselm College.
Room and board at Saint Anselm College is $16,520 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities. Students who do not live on-campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can pay for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $10,608.
Meal-plan costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual 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 charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in certain 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 get help covering these fees.
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? 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. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
A school's location 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 is often pricey, but there may be more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Saint Anselm College campus is located in a suburb in New Hampshire, near Boston.
When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to take into account 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 look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Saint Anselm College.
What will the cost of attending Saint Anselm College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2023 Total Tuition and Expenses
|Room and Board
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 Saint Anselm College undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2023, 1,326 of the 1,959 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Saint Anselm College meets 82.33% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $32,088 a year. Around 73% of Saint Anselm College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Saint Anselm College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $30,398 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type
|Most Common Loans for Saint Anselm 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 Saint Anselm 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 2023, Saint Anselm College awarded 1,326 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $35.3 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $17.24 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 Saint Anselm 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 Saint Anselm College was $32,088 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Saint Anselm College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
What will attending Saint Anselm 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 understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Saint Anselm 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 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.
As of 2022, the total market value of Saint Anselm College's endowment was $134.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.
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