In 2017, tuition for full-time students at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College was $19,650 a year.
Tuition was the same price in 2023 compare to the year before. On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students owe way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket feel more doable until after graduation.
For information on The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.
The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2023 was around $46,188 per student, not including those with no debt.
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College is a private institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of Pennsylvania as it does for students who live in other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to verify your state's criteria 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 too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College:
•The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College-specific scholarships
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 The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College.
Housing and campus dining at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College costs $11,728 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that enables you to eat in the school dining halls.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending 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 actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are 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 library, gym and computer labs.
There may be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have resources so that those with demonstrated need to get help covering these fees.
The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. 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 small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation.
Where are a college is located 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, transportation in a city might be expensive, but cities may offer more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. The The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College campus is located in a city in Pennsylvania.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to consider 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 go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College.
What will the cost of attending The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill 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 The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2023, 225 of the 159 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.Around 8% of The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $46,188 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type
|Most Common Loans for The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill 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 The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill 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, The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College awarded 188 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $1.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.91 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 The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill 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.
By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College seem more manageable.
What will attending The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill 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 The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill 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 offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a 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.
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.
For more information about The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College's endowment, check with the school directly. The school spends $5,570 for each full-time student enrolled.
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