In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Whitworth University was $47,700 a year.
Tuition increased 2.91% in 2022–from $46,350 the prior year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If these numbers feel scary, remember, the displayed price of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students owe way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Additionally, student loans can make theprice of collegemore manageable until you're done with college.
Whitworth University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Washington 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 qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to check 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 where you live.
Whitworth University 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 may qualify for private or Whitworth University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Whitworth University:
•Whitworth University-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
In addition to tuition, 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 Whitworth University.
Room and board at Whitworth University is $13,100 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the Whitworth University's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who do not live on-campus but still want to use the dining facilities can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $8,568.
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 actual cost of books 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.
Most schools charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering 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 easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. At Whitworth University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university 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, getting around in a city is often expensive, but there may be more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. Whitworth Universityis located in a suburban setting in Washington.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Whitworth University.
What will the cost of attending Whitworth University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$13,100|
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 Whitworth University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 1,531 of the 2,307 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Whitworth University meets 83.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $44,744 a year. Around 63% of Whitworth University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Whitworth University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $27,736 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Whitworth University-Specific Loans||$6,064|
|Most Common Loans for Whitworth 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 Whitworth 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 2022, Whitworth University awarded 1,523 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $53.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $20.84 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 Whitworth 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 Whitworth University was $44,744 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Whitworth University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Whitworth 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 Whitworth 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.
Whitworth 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 offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some colleges 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.
Whitworth University 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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