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Aurora University Tuition & Cost

Aurora, Illinois

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$40,658
Costs for Aurora University
Fee Cost
Tuition$25,600
Books and Supplies$1,560
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,474
Other Expenses Budget$3,024

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Aurora University on a full time basis for 2020/2021 is $40,658 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $25,600 for tuition, $10,474 room and board, $1,560 for books and supplies and $0 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Aurora University is $25,600, the same as Illinois residents.

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 Aurora University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$17,563
Net Price by Income Aurora University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$13,571
$30,001 to $48,000$13,273
$48,001 to $75,000$15,645
$75,001 to $110,000$19,828
$110,000+$21,803

The average reported annual net price for Aurora University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,563 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

100% of full-time undergrad Aurora 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 $18,577 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 62% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,099 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,560.

Finanical Aid Aurora University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $18,577 100%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $13,149 99%
Pell Grants $4,816 47%
Other Federal Grants $1,666 44%
State and Local Grants $5,171 48%
Federal Student Loans $5,099 62%
Other Student Loans $11,560 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Aurora University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $66,384. The loan balance of $66,384 is a four year multiple of the $16,596 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 $633 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 $66,384
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $633.38
Total Interest Paid $9,621.19
Sum of All Loan Payments $76,005.19

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$162,632
Year All Residents
1 $40,658
2 $42,049
3 $43,488
4 $44,976

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Aurora University to be $162,632 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.4% 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 Aurora University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $735 $2,205 $2,940

Estimated cost for a class at Aurora 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 Aurora University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Aurora 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=143118 IPEDS survey data for Aurora University.