In 2022, tuition for full-time students at St. Mary's University was $34,154 a year.
Tuition increased 1.9% in 2022–from $33,518 the previous year. Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this information makes going to college feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students pay a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
St. Mary's University 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. These institutions offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Texas residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can save students a lot of money on the overall cost of college. Take the time to verify your state's requirements for in-state tuition. 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 as well, depending on where you live.
Tuition at St Marys University is the same for every student.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at St Marys University:
•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideSt Marys University •Athletic Awards •St Marys University-specific scholarships •International Students Tuition Waivers
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; 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 St Marys University.
Room and board at St Marys University costs $11,448 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the St Marys University's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can pay for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $2,500.
Meal-plan costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual 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.
The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer 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 drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus walkable? Do you own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. At St Marys University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located 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 flip side, transportation in a city can be expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. St. Mary's Universityis located in a urban setting in Texas, near San Antonio.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to factor in the cost of things 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 look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to St Marys University.
What will the cost of attending St Marys University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$11,448|
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 St Marys University undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 1,453 of the 2,093 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. St Marys University meets 74.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $29,829 a year. Around 68.42% of St Marys University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. St Marys University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $34,558 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for St Marys 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 St Marys 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, St Marys University awarded 1,432 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $35 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $11.98 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 St Marys 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 St Marys University was $29,829 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of St Marys University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending St Marys 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the St Marys 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 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.
St Marys University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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