In 2022, Union College's tuition was $25,920 a year.
Tuition increased 3.85% in 2022–from $24,960 the prior year. Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If these numbers feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students pay a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until you're done with college.
Union College is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of Nebraska as it does for residents from other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.
Attending an insitution where you qualify for in-state tuition can save on the total cost of attending college. Be sure to check your state's eligibility criteria for as an in-state resident. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. 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 other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
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Union College 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 may be eligible for private or Union College-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Union College:
•Union College-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
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 Union College.
Housing and campus dining at Union College costs $7,750 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining facilities.
Board costs vary based on 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 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 help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
There may be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The cost of getting around in college can really vary. 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 walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. 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 flip side, getting around in a city could be costly, but there may be more buses, trains and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Union Collegeis located in a suburban setting in Nebraska, not far from Omaha.
When you're planning for college, be sure to take into account 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 do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Union College.
What will the cost of attending Union College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$7,750|
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 Union College undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 436 of the 669 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Union College meets 57% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $19,217 a year. Around 71% of Union College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Union College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $31,064 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Union College-Specific Loans||$3,318|
|Most Common Loans for Union 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 Union 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 2022, Union College awarded 433 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $6.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $2.13 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 Union 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 Union College was $19,217 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Union College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Union 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 Union 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.
Union College offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some schools 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.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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