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Messiah College Tuition & Cost

Grantham, Pennsylvania

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Messiah College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,260
Other Fees$940
Room and Board $11,220
Other Expenses Budget$2,370

Annual Prices

The annual tuition to attend Messiah College is $37,430. The cost is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Room and board fees are an additional $11,220. For educational materials, students should allocate approximately $1,260 for books and supplies plus $940 for other fees charged by the school. Finally, students should budget $2,370 for miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. With all these fees considered, the expected total cost to attend Messiah College on a full-time basis is $53,220 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 net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Messiah College, 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 Messiah College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$18,751
$30,001 to $48,000$19,670
$48,001 to $75,000$21,184
$75,001 to $110,000$25,985

The average reported annual net price for Messiah College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $27,641 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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 $22,222 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 72% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,497 and 22% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $16,204.

Finanical Aid Messiah College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $22,222 100%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $19,550 100%
Pell Grants $4,136 25%
Other Federal Grants $942 88%
State and Local Grants $3,178 26%
Federal Student Loans $5,497 72%
Other Student Loans $16,204 22%

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 $1,043 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 $98,400
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,043.20
Total Interest Paid $26,784.45
Sum of All Loan Payments $125,184.45

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $53,220
2 $54,891
3 $56,615
4 $58,393

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 $212,880 - 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 $1,560 $4,680 $6,240

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
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213996 IPEDS survey data for Messiah College.