In 2022, University of St. Francis's tuition was $36,000 a year.
Tuition increased 2.86% in 2022–from $35,000 the previous year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams sound impossible, remember, the advertized cost of tuition does not always give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students owe much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
University of St. Francis is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Illinois as it does for students who live in other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as Illinois residents.
Attending an insitution where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Take the time to verify your state's guidelines for how to qualify 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 other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
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Tuition at University of St. Francis is the same for each student.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or University of St. Francis-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at University of St. Francis:
•Loans from outsideUniversity of St. Francis •University of St. Francis-specific scholarships
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; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at University of St. Francis.
Room and board at University of St. Francis is $11,430 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining halls. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facilities can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $7,200.
Board 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 real cost of books 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 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.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.
The total cost of getting around 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 easy to get around on foot? Do you own 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.
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 an urban area is often pricey, but there may be more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. The University of St. Francis campus is located in a suburban setting in Illinois, not far from Chicago.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for 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 go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for University of St. Francis.
What will the cost of attending University of St. Francis be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$11,430|
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.
University of St. Francis’s tuition and fees change based on: •Campus location for full-time students •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of University of St. Francis undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 848 of the 1,572 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. University of St. Francis meets 74.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $28,200 a year. Around 74% of University of St. Francis undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. University of St. Francis graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $30,777 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for University of St. Francis 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 University of St. Francis 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, University of St. Francis awarded 845 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $20 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $3.45 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 University of St. Francis 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 University of St. Francis was $28,200 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of University of St. Francis seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending University of St. Francis 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 University of St. Francis'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.
University of St. Francis 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.
University of St. Francis has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - X - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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