University of Charleston Tuition & Cost

Charleston, West Virginia

How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for University of Charleston
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$1,000
Room and Board $9,400
Other Expenses Budget$2,600

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend University of Charleston on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $44,700 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $29,900 for tuition, $9,400 room and board, $1,800 for books and supplies and $1,000 for other fees. Out of state tuition for University of Charleston is $29,900, the same as West Virginia residents.

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 University of Charleston when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
Net Price by Income University of Charleston
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,417
$30,001 to $48,000$15,073
$48,001 to $75,000$13,639
$75,001 to $110,000$15,952

The average reported annual net price for University of Charleston for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,786 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid University of Charleston
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $27,512 94%
Pell Grant $4,411 50%
Federal Student Loan $6,024 85%

The average reported annual net price for University of Charleston for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,786 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Charleston, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $56,912. The loan balance of $56,912 is a four year multiple of the $14,228 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 $591 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 $56,912
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $590.62
Total Interest Paid $13,962.74
Sum of All Loan Payments $70,874.74

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $44,700
2 $49,468
3 $54,745
4 $60,584

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Charleston to be $178,800 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 10.7% 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 University of Charleston
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $380 $1,140 $1,520

Estimated cost for a class at University of Charleston 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 University of Charleston versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Charleston 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=237312 IPEDS survey data for University of Charleston.

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