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Marshall University Tuition & Cost

Huntington, West Virginia

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State West Virginia Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Marshall University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$1,362
Room and Board $11,384
Other Expenses Budget$2,287

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Marshall University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$1,362
Room and Board $11,384
Other Expenses Budget$2,287

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Marshall University for undergraduate students residing in West Virginia is $7,190. Room and board charges total $11,384 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,100 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $1,362 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $2,287 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Marshall University full time should expect a total annual cost of $23,323.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Marshall University is $18,244 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $11,384 for room and board, $1,100 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $1,362. Students are advised to budget $2,287 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $34,377. This figure is 47.4% higher than what West Virginia 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 Marshall University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,387 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 Marshall 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 Marshall University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$5,377
$30,001 to $48,000$6,254
$48,001 to $75,000$9,256
$75,001 to $110,000$11,540

Financial Aid

96% of full-time undergrad Marshall 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 $11,133 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 53% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,219 and 3% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,999.

Finanical Aid Marshall University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $11,133 96%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $6,051 81%
Pell Grants $5,279 46%
Other Federal Grants $1,207 16%
State and Local Grants $4,589 60%
Federal Student Loans $5,219 53%
Other Student Loans $10,999 3%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Marshall University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $31,288. The loan balance of $31,288 is a four year multiple of the $7,822 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 $332 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 $31,288
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $331.70
Total Interest Paid $8,516.58
Sum of All Loan Payments $39,804.58

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year West Virginia Residents Non Residents
1 $23,323 $34,377
2 $24,218 $35,697
3 $25,148 $37,068
4 $26,114 $38,491

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Marshall University to be $93,292 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.8% 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 Marshall University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
West Virginia Residents $357 $1,071 $1,428
Out of State Residents $818 $2,454 $3,272

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Marshall 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=237525 IPEDS survey data for Marshall University.