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LHU Tuition & Cost

Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Pennsylvania Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Lock Haven University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,830
Other Fees$3,162
Room and Board $10,350
Other Expenses Budget$4,564

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Lock Haven University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,830
Other Fees$3,162
Room and Board $10,350
Other Expenses Budget$4,564

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Lock Haven University for undergraduate students residing in Pennsylvania is $7,716. Room and board charges total $10,350 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,830 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $3,162 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $4,564 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Lock Haven University full time should expect a total annual cost of $27,622.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Lock Haven University is $17,290 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $10,350 for room and board, $1,830 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $3,162. Students are advised to budget $4,564 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $37,196. This figure is 34.7% higher than what Pennsylvania residents pay.

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 Lock Haven University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $19,521 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 Lock Haven 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 Lock Haven University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$16,889
$30,001 to $48,000$17,898
$48,001 to $75,000$21,086
$75,001 to $110,000$24,456

Financial Aid

92% of full-time undergrad Lock Haven 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 $6,397 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 81% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,419 and 24% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $13,650.

Finanical Aid Lock Haven University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,397 92%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,746 59%
Pell Grants $4,474 43%
Other Federal Grants $441 14%
State and Local Grants $2,986 44%
Federal Student Loans $5,419 81%
Other Student Loans $13,650 24%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Lock Haven University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $48,272. The loan balance of $48,272 is a four year multiple of the $12,068 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 $512 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 $48,272
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $511.76
Total Interest Paid $13,139.62
Sum of All Loan Payments $61,411.62

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Pennsylvania Residents Non Residents
1 $27,622 $37,196
2 $27,987 $37,687
3 $28,356 $38,185
4 $28,731 $38,689

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Lock Haven University to be $110,488 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.3% 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 Lock Haven University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Pennsylvania Residents $322 $966 $1,288
Out of State Residents $720 $2,160 $2,880

Estimated cost for a class at Lock Haven 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 Lock Haven University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Lock Haven University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213613 IPEDS survey data for Lock Haven University.