Private 4 Year

Shaw University Tuition & Cost

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Sticker Price

Costs for Shaw University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$4,672
Room and Board $8,514
Other Expenses Budget$3,440

Annual Tuition & Costs

The annual tuition to attend Shaw University is $11,808. The cost is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Room and board fees are an additional $8,514. For educational materials, students should allocate approximately $1,300 for books and supplies plus $4,672 for other fees charged by the school. Finally, students should budget $3,440 for miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. With all these fees considered, the expected total cost to attend Shaw University on a full-time basis is $29,734 per annum.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Shaw University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,785 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Shaw University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income Shaw University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$22,471
$30,001 to $48,000$24,312
$48,001 to $75,000$27,220
$75,001 to $110,000$27,908

Financial Aid

98% of full-time undergrad Shaw 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 $11,914 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 92% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $6,472 and 2% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $6,348.

Finanical Aid Shaw University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $11,914 98%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,251 55%
Pell Grants $5,170 85%
Other Federal Grants $2,125 53%
State and Local Grants $5,186 63%
Federal Student Loans $6,472 92%
Other Student Loans $6,348 2%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Shaw University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $65,316. The loan balance of $65,316 is a four year multiple of the $16,329 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 $692 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $65,316
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $692.46
Total Interest Paid $17,779.00
Sum of All Loan Payments $83,095.00

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year All Residents
1 $29,734
2 $31,815
3 $34,042
4 $36,425

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Shaw University to be $118,936 - 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 Shaw University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $492 $1,476 $1,968

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Shaw University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199643 IPEDS survey data for Shaw University.