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Shepherd University Tuition & Cost

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State West Virginia Resident Sticker Price
$21,903
In State Costs for Shepherd University
Fee Cost
Tuition$5,584
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,964
Room and Board $10,480
Other Expenses Budget$2,875
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$31,453
Out of State Costs for Shepherd University
Fee Cost
Tuition$15,134
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,964
Room and Board $10,480
Other Expenses Budget$2,875

Residents of West Virginia pay an annual total price of $21,903 to attend Shepherd University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $5,584 for tuition, $10,480 room and board, $1,000 for books and supplies and $1,964 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $31,453 which is 43.6% higher than West Virginia residents. The tuition charge is $15,134 while room and board is $10,480, books and supplies are $1,000 and other fees come in at $1,964.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 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 Shepherd University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$9,352
Net Price by Income Shepherd University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,867
$30,001 to $48,000$8,494
$48,001 to $75,000$10,642
$75,001 to $110,000$12,675
$110,000+$13,384

The average reported annual net price for Shepherd University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $9,352 in 2017/2018. 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

Finanical Aid Shepherd University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $7,238 80%
Pell Grant $4,217 39%
Federal Student Loan $5,178 55%

The average reported annual net price for Shepherd University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $9,352 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Shepherd University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $40,576. The loan balance of $40,576 is a four year multiple of the $10,144 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 $421 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 4.529%.

Example Loan $40,576
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $421.09
Total Interest Paid $9,954.88
Sum of All Loan Payments $50,530.88

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$87,612
Year West Virginia Residents Non Residents
1 $21,903 $31,453
2 $87,412 $125,524
3 $348,848 $500,950
4 $1,392,202 $1,999,220

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Shepherd University to be $87,612 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 299.1% 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 Shepherd University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
West Virginia Residents $308 $924 $1,232
Out of State Residents $746 $2,238 $2,984

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Shepherd University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
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=237792 IPEDS survey data for Shepherd University.