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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Tuition & Cost

Magnolia, Arkansas

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Arkansas Resident Sticker Price
$24,210
In State Costs for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Tuition$6,420
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$2,660
Room and Board $7,418
Other Expenses Budget$6,112
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$29,250
Out of State Costs for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Tuition$11,460
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$2,660
Room and Board $7,418
Other Expenses Budget$6,112

Residents of Arkansas pay an annual total price of $24,210 to attend Southern Arkansas University Main Campus on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $6,420 for tuition, $7,418 room and board, $1,600 for books and supplies and $2,660 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $29,250 which is 20.8% higher than Arkansas residents. The tuition charge is $11,460 while room and board is $7,418, books and supplies are $1,600 and other fees come in at $2,660.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Southern Arkansas University Main Campus when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$13,561
Net Price by Income Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$13,735
$30,001 to $48,000$14,000
$48,001 to $75,000$16,889
$75,001 to $110,000$17,390
$110,000+$18,434

The average reported annual net price for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,561 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

99% of full-time undergrad Southern Arkansas University Main Campus received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $8,754 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 60% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,523 and 2% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,904.

Finanical Aid Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,754 99%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $6,755 77%
Pell Grants $4,918 56%
Other Federal Grants $2,269 4%
State and Local Grants $1,149 46%
Federal Student Loans $5,523 60%
Other Student Loans $10,904 2%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Southern Arkansas University Main Campus, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $27,312. The loan balance of $27,312 is a four year multiple of the $6,828 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $261 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $27,312
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $260.59
Total Interest Paid $3,958.39
Sum of All Loan Payments $31,270.39

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$96,840
Year Arkansas Residents Non Residents
1 $24,210 $29,250
2 $25,905 $31,298
3 $27,718 $33,488
4 $29,658 $35,833

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus to be $96,840 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Arkansas Residents $214 $642 $856
Out of State Residents $382 $1,146 $1,528

Estimated cost for a class at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=107983 IPEDS survey data for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus.