In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Southern Virginia University was $18,858 a year.
Tuition increased 5% in 2022–from $17,960 the prior year. Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.
If these numbers sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't tell the full story. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make theprice of collegefeel more doable until after graduation.
Southern Virginia University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of Virginia as it does for residents from other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a school where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the total cost of attending college. Take the time to verify your state's criteria for as an in-state resident. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. 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 where you live.
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Southern Virginia University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or Southern Virginia University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Southern Virginia University:
•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideSouthern Virginia University •Athletic Awards •Southern Virginia 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 budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Southern Virginia University.
Room and board at Southern Virginia University is $9,150 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that enables you to eat in the school dining facilities.
Board 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 and supplies depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
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 other costs associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The total cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation 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 drastically impact your transportation budget.
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, getting around in a city may be costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Southern Virginia University campus is in a small town setting in Virginia.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to take into account 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 do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Southern Virginia University.
What will the cost of attending Southern Virginia University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$9,150|
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.
In 2022, 477 of the 1,140 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Southern Virginia University meets 60.08% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $9,422 a year. Around 94% of Southern Virginia University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Southern Virginia University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $15,444 of student loan debt.
|Most Common Loans for Southern Virginia 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 Southern Virginia 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, Southern Virginia University awarded 471 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $4.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $940000 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 Southern Virginia 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 Southern Virginia University was $9,422 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Southern Virginia University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Southern Virginia 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 Southern Virginia 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 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 with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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