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Messiah College Tuition & Cost

Grantham, Pennsylvania

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$50,380
Costs for Messiah College
Fee Cost
Tuition$35,280
Books and Supplies$1,280
Other Fees$840
Room and Board $10,580
Other Expenses Budget$2,400

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Messiah College on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $50,380 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $35,280 for tuition, $10,580 room and board, $1,280 for books and supplies and $840 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Messiah College is $35,280, the same as Pennsylvania 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 Messiah College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$28,867
Net Price by Income Messiah College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$20,824
$30,001 to $48,000$21,802
$48,001 to $75,000$22,999
$75,001 to $110,000$27,267
$110,000+$32,643

The average reported annual net price for Messiah College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $28,867 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

100% of full-time undergrad Messiah College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $19,932 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 70% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,495 and 21% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $13,760.

Finanical Aid Messiah College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $19,932 100%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $18,068 100%
Pell Grants $4,054 23%
Other Federal Grants $1,272 10%
State and Local Grants $3,281 25%
Federal Student Loans $5,495 70%
Other Student Loans $13,760 21%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Messiah College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $98,400. The loan balance of $98,400 is a four year multiple of the $24,600 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 $939 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 $98,400
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $938.84
Total Interest Paid $14,261.34
Sum of All Loan Payments $112,661.34

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$201,520
Year All Residents
1 $50,380
2 $51,955
3 $53,580
4 $55,255

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Messiah College to be $201,520 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.1% 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 Messiah College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,470 $4,410 $5,880

Estimated cost for a class at Messiah College 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 Messiah College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Messiah College 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=213996 IPEDS survey data for Messiah College.