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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$37,836 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$26,976 tuition
$9,010 on campus room & board
$1,400 books
$450 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$37,836 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$26,976 tuition
$9,010 on campus room & board
$1,400 books
$450 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$13,479 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
58% get federal aid ($4,968 avg)
32% get state aid ($1,848 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($13,479 avg)
96% get loans ($7,963 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.49% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.49% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $16,965 100%
Federal Grant Aid $4,968 58%
Pell Grants $3,997 58%
Other Federal Grants $1,090 52%
Institution Grant Aid $13,479 100%
State Grant Aid $1,848 32%
Student Loans $7,963 96%
Federal Loans $7,563 96%
Other Loans $9,326 4%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$11,000 Y Y N N
$13,000 Y Y N N
$7,000 Y Y N N
$1,000 Y N Y N
$500 - $13,200 Y Y Y
- Y Y Y N
$2,000 Y N Y N
$18,360 Y N N N
$5,000 Y Y N N
$1,750 - $2,240 Y Y Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: May 1
Financial aid deadline: October 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Bluffton University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH 45817-2104
(800) 488-3257
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,124
Out of State $1,124


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
  • Ashlee from Elida, OH
  • Apr-24-2013 I am a current student here

    Private universities are expensive, making sure you get the best education you can for what you are paying is important.

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  • 5
  • Lydia from Bluffton, OH
  • Jun-16-2012 I am a current student here

    Bluffton is expensive but the education, the community, and the atmosphere are so worth the money.

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  • 3
  • Nicole from Bluffton, OH
  • Mar-12-2012 I am a current student here

    since bluffton is a private school it costs a little but more than state schools but you get a great personalized education in a safe and close community.

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