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CNU Tuition & Cost

Newport News, Virginia

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Virginia Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Christopher Newport University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,320
Other Fees$5,824
Room and Board $11,760
Other Expenses Budget$3,792

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Christopher Newport University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,320
Other Fees$5,824
Room and Board $11,760
Other Expenses Budget$3,792

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Christopher Newport University for undergraduate students residing in Virginia is $9,100. Room and board charges total $11,760 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,320 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $5,824 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,792 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Christopher Newport University full time should expect a total annual cost of $31,796.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Christopher Newport University is $21,566 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $11,760 for room and board, $1,320 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $5,824. Students are advised to budget $3,792 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $44,262. This figure is 39.2% higher than what Virginia residents pay.

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

The average reported annual net price for Christopher Newport University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $25,393 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 Christopher Newport 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 Christopher Newport University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$15,862
$30,001 to $48,000$15,990
$48,001 to $75,000$21,165
$75,001 to $110,000$26,574

Financial Aid

72% of full-time undergrad Christopher Newport 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 $6,336 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 47% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,444 and 11% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $17,964.

Finanical Aid Christopher Newport University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,336 72%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,376 52%
Pell Grants $4,484 13%
Other Federal Grants $6,485 1%
State and Local Grants $4,554 31%
Federal Student Loans $5,444 47%
Other Student Loans $17,964 11%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Christopher Newport University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $73,968. The loan balance of $73,968 is a four year multiple of the $18,492 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 $784 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 $73,968
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $784.18
Total Interest Paid $20,134.07
Sum of All Loan Payments $94,102.07

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Virginia Residents Non Residents
1 $31,796 $44,262
2 $32,822 $45,690
3 $33,881 $47,164
4 $34,974 $48,686

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Christopher Newport University to be $127,184 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.2% 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 Christopher Newport University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Virginia Residents $622 $1,866 $2,488
Out of State Residents $1,158 $3,474 $4,632

Estimated cost for a class at Christopher Newport 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 Christopher Newport University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Christopher Newport University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
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=231712 IPEDS survey data for Christopher Newport University.