In 2018, tuition for full-time students at Shawnee State University was $8,604 a year for in-state students and $14,646 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this information makes going to college sound impossible, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Shawnee State University is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $8,604 for in-state students who attend full-time.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance 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 total cost of attending college. Don't forget to confirm your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be additional requirements too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Tuition at Shawnee State University is the same for each student.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or Shawnee State University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to 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 Shawnee State University.
Housing and campus dining at Shawnee State University is $11,084 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 school dining halls.
Meal-plan costs can depend 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 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 charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
There may be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.
The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in 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 transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in an urban area is often pricey, but cities may offer more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Shawnee State Universityis located in a small town setting in Ohio, not far from Charleston-Huntington-Ashland Area.
When estimating your budget for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for 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 do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Shawnee State University.
What will the cost of attending Shawnee State University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$11,084|
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 Shawnee State University undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 1,900 of the 3,406 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Shawnee State University meets 45% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $8,662 a year. Around 79% of Shawnee State University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Shawnee State University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $30,554 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Shawnee State 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 Shawnee State 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, Shawnee State University awarded 1,417 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $13.2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $740000 thousand 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 Shawnee State 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 Shawnee State University was $8,662 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Shawnee State University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$5,368|
What will attending Shawnee State 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 Shawnee State 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.
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 reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, 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.
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