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Messiah College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$44,380 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$32,350 tuition
$9,920 on campus room & board
$1,280 books and supplies
$830 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$44,380 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$32,350 tuition
$9,920 on campus room & board
$1,280 books and supplies
$830 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$15,833 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($4,123 avg)
28% get state aid ($3,675 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($15,833 avg)
82% get loans ($7,493 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.88% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.88% 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 $17,869 100%
Federal Grant Aid $4,123 24%
Pell Grants $3,811 23%
Other Federal Grants $1,124 12%
Institution Grant Aid $15,833 100%
State Grant Aid $3,675 28%
Student Loans $7,493 82%
Federal Loans $5,704 64%
Other Loans $13,912 18%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Messiah College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
One College Avenue Suite 3005
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
(717) 766-2511
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,350
Out of State $1,350


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Alex from Ephrata, PA
  • Dec-27-2016 I am a current student here

    I am still in my first year, so it's a bit difficult to respond, but so far, the education was worth it. It is expensive, but there are scholarships that can lower the cost.

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  • Erin from Akron, PA
  • Feb-18-2016 I am a current student here

    While this college is a bit pricey, there are numerous scholarship opportunities to make it more affordable. The relationships built here and the ways to grow in faith are what makes Messiah definitely worth the cost to attend.

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  • 4
  • Melissa
  • Aug-09-2015 I am a current student here

    You will learn a lot academically, but also you will learn about yourself here.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-10-2015 I am a current student here

    If you come to this school to make amazing Christian friends and grow stronger in your faith then this is totally worth the tuition. I have already made so many amazing friends here that will last a lifetime. If you are just here for your major, then it is probably better to go somewhere cheaper.

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  • 3
  • Poli Sci Student
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Messiah is very expensive-- but students typically don't pay full sticker price. Everyone I know got some sort of scholarship. The Provost's, President's, and Dean's Scholarships are available, and even after you get your initial Provost's scholarship offering, you have the chance to compete for a spot in the Honors College, which increases your scholarship amount.

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