In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Valley City State University was $6,619 a year for in-state students and $11,583 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If these numbers sound impossible, remember, the displayed price of tuition doesn't always mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students pay much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. And, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Tuition for international students at Valley City State University is $11,583 per year.
Valley City State University meets 76.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Valley City State University full-time are awarded $13,483 a year in financial aid, on average.
The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2023 was around $25,738 per student, not including those with no debt.
Valley City State University is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $6,619 for in-state students who attend full-time.Non-North Dakota residents can expect to pay 11,583 per year for tuition.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as North Dakota residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to verify your state's rules for in-state residency. 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 other criteria too, depending on where you live.
Valley City State University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at Valley City State University usually pay around $11,583 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.
International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Valley City State University:
•Athletic Awards •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 Valley City State University.
Room and board at Valley City State University costs $6,957 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that enables you to eat in the Valley City State University's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who do not live on-campus but still want to use the dining facilities can pay for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $2,543.
Meal-plan 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 the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
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 special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.
The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. 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 small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your transportation budget. At Valley City State University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university 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, transportation in a city is sometimes costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. Valley City State Universityis in a town in North Dakota.
When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to take into account personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
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 Valley City State University.
What will the cost of attending Valley City State University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2023 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$6,957|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
In 2023, 399 of the 1,721 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Valley City State University meets 76.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,483 a year. Around 71% of Valley City State University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Valley City State University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $25,738 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Valley City State University-Specific Loans||$1,375|
|Most Common Loans for Valley City State 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 Valley City State 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 2023, Valley City State University awarded 374 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $2.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.21 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 Valley City State 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 Valley City State University was $13,483 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Valley City State University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$2,309|
Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.
What will attending Valley City State 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 Valley City State 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.
Valley City State University does not have guaranteed tuition.
Valley City State University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. 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.
Valley City State University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Minority Students - International Students - Employees or Children of Employees
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.
As of 2022, the total market value of Valley City State University's endowment was $9.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Valley City State University spends about $12,966 a year.
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