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West Liberty University Tuition & Cost

West Liberty, West Virginia

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State West Virginia Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for West Liberty University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,645
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,020
Other Expenses Budget$4,094

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for West Liberty University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,645
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,020
Other Expenses Budget$4,094

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at West Liberty University for undergraduate students residing in West Virginia is $8,345. Room and board charges total $10,020 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,645 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $0 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $4,094 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending West Liberty University full time should expect a total annual cost of $24,104.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at West Liberty University is $16,294 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $10,020 for room and board, $1,645 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $0. Students are advised to budget $4,094 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $32,053. This figure is 33% 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 West Liberty University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,812 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 West Liberty 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 West Liberty University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,326
$30,001 to $48,000$14,778
$48,001 to $75,000$13,908
$75,001 to $110,000$17,191

Financial Aid

92% of full-time undergrad West Liberty 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 $5,293 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 62% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $8,376 and 12% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $12,593.

Finanical Aid West Liberty University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,293 92%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,703 35%
Pell Grants $4,494 46%
Other Federal Grants $1,546 10%
State and Local Grants $1,685 34%
Federal Student Loans $8,376 62%
Other Student Loans $12,593 12%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to West Liberty University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $36,984. The loan balance of $36,984 is a four year multiple of the $9,246 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 $392 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 $36,984
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $392.09
Total Interest Paid $10,067.03
Sum of All Loan Payments $47,051.03

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year West Virginia Residents Non Residents
1 $24,104 $32,053
2 $24,999 $33,243
3 $25,928 $34,478
4 $26,891 $35,759

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at West Liberty University to be $96,416 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.7% 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 West Liberty University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
West Virginia Residents $350 $1,050 $1,400
Out of State Residents $692 $2,076 $2,768

Estimated cost for a class at West Liberty 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 West Liberty University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

West Liberty 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=237932 IPEDS survey data for West Liberty University.