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Catawba College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$41,220 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$29,333 tuition
$10,487 on campus room & board
$1,400 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$41,220 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$29,333 tuition
$10,487 on campus room & board
$1,400 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$16,368 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
45% get federal aid ($4,356 avg)
49% get state aid ($4,292 avg)
99% get institn'l aid ($16,368 avg)
78% get loans ($7,572 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.04% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.04% 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 $20,201 100%
Federal Grant Aid $4,356 45%
Pell Grants $4,135 45%
Other Federal Grants $895 11%
Institution Grant Aid $16,368 99%
State Grant Aid $4,292 49%
Student Loans $7,572 78%
Federal Loans $6,682 77%
Other Loans $8,099 9%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- R
$5,500 - $8,000 R
- R
- R
$2,500 - $5,000
- R
$6,000 - $8,000
- R
award details
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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
2300 W Innes St
Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 637-4111
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $785
Out of State $785


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Gracie from Cary, NC
  • Nov-15-2016 I am a current student here

    Your money doesn't go to the freshmen dorms, food or internet. BUT, the teachers here are amazing and they try really hard to keep the campus beautiful. The president of college knows everybody's name (which is crazy) and listens to everyone. He's been known to sit with black lives matter movements or come cheer on freshmen who are doing games on the lawn. The money goes where it really counts. (also, in a couple years our internet will be the fastest in the state. :)

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  • 2
  • Allison from Greensboro, NC
  • Apr-01-2015 I am a past student here

    For as much as you pay to go here, its not worth it. The food isn't good, plus there is only two places to eat on campus. The business office isn't very good either. You need to keep track what you are paying because they will overcharge you. Also, there is no way to view your bill online so they usually will charge you and not know why. You are at their mercy to what you owe and when you owe it.

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  • 5
  • Brittany from Fletcher, NC
  • Jun-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Even though the price tag for Catawba may seem a little pricey at first, the personal education that you receive because of the small class sizes and the dedicated teachers that actually know you by name make up for the price.

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  • 3
  • Alex from Coral Springs, FL
  • May-29-2013 I am a current student here

    I have to say that I think Catawba is a bit more expensive than most would like. There are many scholarships given out but there is also a lot of students in debt by the end of it.

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