In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Whittier College was $48,924 a year.
Tuition was the same price in 2022 compare to the year before. Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay way less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until after graduation.
Whittier College is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for students from California as it does for students who live in 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.
Choosing a college where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the overall cost of college. Be sure to verify your state's rules 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 additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
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Whittier 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 should research private or Whittier College-specific aid and scholarships.
In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Whittier College.
Room and board at Whittier College is $16,586 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat in the school dining halls.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The real 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 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 additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer resources so that those with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The 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? 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 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 Whittier College, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located can impact 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 other hand getting around in an urban area might be expensive, but there may be more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. Whittier Collegeis located in a suburban setting in California, near Los Angeles.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget 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 look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Whittier College.
What will the cost of attending Whittier College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$16,586|
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 Whittier College undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 905 of the 1,325 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Whittier College meets 81.5% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $41,437 a year. Around 73.67% of Whittier College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Whittier College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $32,524 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Whittier College-Specific Loans||$5,454|
|Most Common Loans for Whittier 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 Whittier 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, Whittier College awarded 764 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $25.4 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $16.09 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 Whittier 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 Whittier College was $41,437 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Whittier College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Whittier 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Whittier 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.
Whittier 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 reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Whittier College has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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