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PLNU Tuition & Cost

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$53,290
Costs for Point Loma Nazarene University
Fee Cost
Tuition$36,350
Books and Supplies$1,972
Other Fees$600
Room and Board $10,650
Other Expenses Budget$3,718

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Point Loma Nazarene University on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $53,290 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $36,350 for tuition, $10,650 room and board, $1,972 for books and supplies and $600 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Point Loma Nazarene University is $36,350, the same as California residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$33,183
Net Price by Income Point Loma Nazarene University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$25,073
$30,001 to $48,000$24,654
$48,001 to $75,000$28,716
$75,001 to $110,000$33,138
$110,000+$37,757

The average reported annual net price for Point Loma Nazarene University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $33,183 in 2018/2019. 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

89% of full-time undergrad Point Loma Nazarene University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $17,848 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 53% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,212 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $19,984.

Finanical Aid Point Loma Nazarene University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $17,848 89%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $14,824 89%
Pell Grants $4,785 19%
Other Federal Grants $1,444 4%
State and Local Grants $8,249 21%
Federal Student Loans $5,212 53%
Other Student Loans $19,984 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Point Loma Nazarene University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $108,640. The loan balance of $108,640 is a four year multiple of the $27,160 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 $1,037 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 $108,640
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,036.55
Total Interest Paid $15,745.45
Sum of All Loan Payments $124,385.45

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$213,160
Year All Residents
1 $53,290
2 $55,211
3 $57,200
4 $59,262

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Point Loma Nazarene University to be $213,160 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.6% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Point Loma Nazarene University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,515 $4,545 $6,060

Estimated cost for a class at Point Loma Nazarene University 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 Point Loma Nazarene University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Point Loma Nazarene University 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=121309 IPEDS survey data for Point Loma Nazarene University.