In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Winston-Salem State University was $3,401 a year for in-state students and $14,057 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams feel scary, remember, the advertized cost of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. And, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Winston-Salem State University is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $3,401 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. 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 residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to check your state's eligibility criteria for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria too, depending on where you live.
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Winston Salem State 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 loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Winston Salem State University:
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 Winston Salem State University.
Room and board at Winston Salem State University is $11,058 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the Winston Salem State University's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.
Meal-plan costs vary based on 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 actual 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.
Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer ways for students with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of transportation 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 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 drastically impact your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
The location of a college or university can impact 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 may be costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Winston-Salem State University campus is located in a urban setting in North Carolina.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to consider personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Winston Salem State University.
What will the cost of attending Winston Salem State University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$11,058|
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.
The majority of Winston-Salem State University undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 3,552 of the 4,689 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Winston Salem State University meets 71% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $6,002 a year. Around 83% of Winston Salem State University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Winston Salem State University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $10,200 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Winston Salem 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 Winston Salem 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 2022, Winston Salem State University awarded 3,494 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $16.2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $4.48 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 Winston Salem 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 Winston Salem State University was $6,002 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Winston Salem State University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$55|
What will attending Winston Salem 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 Winston Salem 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.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
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 with a tuition 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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