In 2022, tuition for full-time Woodbury University students was $43,392 a year.
Tuition increased 3.5% in 2022–from $41,924 the previous year. Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this information makes going to college feel scary, remember, the displayed price of tuition doesn't always tell the full story. Many students pay way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Woodbury University is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for students from California as it does for residents from other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a school where you are eligible for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the total cost of attending college. Take the time to check 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. 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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Tuition at Woodbury University is the same for each student.
International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may be eligible for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..
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 planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Woodbury University.
Room and board at Woodbury University costs $14,512 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that enables you to eat in the Woodbury University's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facilities can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $12,051.
Meal-plan 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 actual 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 help cover the cost of 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. Most colleges offer resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. 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 walkable? Do you own 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 transportation budget. At Woodbury University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
A school's location 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 an urban area could be expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Woodbury University campus is in a suburban setting in California, near Los Angeles.
When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to factor in personal expenses, 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 idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Woodbury University.
What will the cost of attending Woodbury University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$14,512|
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.
Woodbury University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of Woodbury University undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 720 of the 937 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Woodbury University meets 60.9% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $31,146 a year. Around 67% of Woodbury University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Woodbury University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $30,409 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Woodbury 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 Woodbury 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, Woodbury University awarded 687 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $17.8 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $2.16 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 Woodbury 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 Woodbury University was $31,146 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Woodbury University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Woodbury 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Woodbury 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 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.
Woodbury 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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