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WVSU Tuition & Cost

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for West Virginia State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,701
Other Fees$525
Room and Board $12,538
Other Expenses Budget$2,505

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend West Virginia State University on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $24,981 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $7,712 for tuition, $12,538 room and board, $1,701 for books and supplies and $525 for other fees. Out of state tuition for West Virginia State University is $17,166, the same as West Virginia residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 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 West Virginia State University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income West Virginia State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,886
$30,001 to $48,000$13,632
$48,001 to $75,000$15,800
$75,001 to $110,000$17,730

The average reported annual net price for West Virginia State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $9,657 in 2018/2019. 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

94% of full-time undergrad West Virginia State 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 $8,271 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 65% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $7,504 and 2% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $9,665.

Finanical Aid West Virginia State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,271 94%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,721 54%
Pell Grants $4,672 58%
Other Federal Grants $861 21%
State and Local Grants $3,519 52%
Federal Student Loans $7,504 65%
Other Student Loans $9,665 2%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to West Virginia State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $26,528. The loan balance of $26,528 is a four year multiple of the $6,632 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 $253 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $26,528
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $253.11
Total Interest Paid $3,844.77
Sum of All Loan Payments $30,372.77

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $34,435
2 $36,076
3 $37,795
4 $39,596

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at West Virginia State University to be $99,924 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.8% 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 West Virginia State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
West Virginia Residents $316 $948 $1,264
All Residents $710 $2,130 $2,840

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

West Virginia State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237899 IPEDS survey data for West Virginia State University.