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Messiah College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$40,770 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$29,650 tuition
$9,070 on campus room & board
$1,230 books
$820 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$40,770 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$29,650 tuition
$9,070 on campus room & board
$1,230 books
$820 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$13,732 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
23% get federal aid ($4,117 avg)
33% get state aid ($3,141 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($13,732 avg)
69% get loans ($8,561 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.50% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.50% 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 $15,707 100%
Federal Grant Aid $4,117 23%
Pell Grants $3,647 22%
Other Federal Grants $1,303 11%
Institution Grant Aid $13,732 100%
State Grant Aid $3,141 33%
Student Loans $8,561 69%
Federal Loans $5,699 69%
Other Loans $11,636 17%

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 $1,240
Out of State $1,240


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 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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  • 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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  • 5
  • Morgan from Boiling Springs, PA
  • Feb-03-2014 I am a current student here

    They give great scholarships and make college very affordable. Considering what you are getting for a major discount, it is completely worth it!

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  • 4
  • Amanda from Union Bridge, MD
  • Jul-14-2013 I am a current student here

    While Messiah College is very expensive, reaching almost $40,000, it definitely provides opportunities that, those who attend, cherish forever. With the close knit community, virtually everyone becomes involved in something that Messiah College offers. It is one of those schools that is worth every penny.

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  • Sarah from Sunbury, PA
  • Jun-21-2013 I am a current student here

    great school. a tightknit community where the school really works to help you adjust. they really go all out for chapel. there are guest speakers for different events on campus. there have been renovations all over campus, and it really looks great.

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