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Shaw University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$26,038 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$11,908 tuition
$8,158 on campus room & board
$1,300 books and supplies
$4,672 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$26,038 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$11,908 tuition
$8,158 on campus room & board
$1,300 books and supplies
$4,672 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,146 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
91% get federal aid ($5,565 avg)
69% get state aid ($3,884 avg)
88% get institn'l aid ($3,146 avg)
96% get loans ($7,683 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.202% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.202% 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 $10,600 99%
Federal Grant Aid $5,565 91%
Pell Grants $4,632 90%
Other Federal Grants $1,706 51%
Institution Grant Aid $3,146 88%
State Grant Aid $3,884 69%
Student Loans $7,683 96%
Federal Loans $7,515 96%
Other Loans $9,302 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$11,940 Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: June 30
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
118 East South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 546-8200
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $492
Out of State $492


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 1
  • Acacia from Atlanta, GA
  • Jun-02-2014 I am a current student here

    You absolutely do not get what you pay for at Shaw. But being that it's an HBCU the culture is rich and the history of the university provides an experience unlike any other. Greek life and all is very interesting and people will always complain about Shaw but at the end of the day the experience is priceless.

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  • 1
  • Anonymous
  • Aug-19-2013 I am a current student here

    I really don't think the school is worth all the money that's being asked of. Considering it's a private school, you would think it would be a little more

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  • Isaiah from Raleigh, NC
  • Mar-26-2013 I am a current student here

    Shaw University is what you make it. It is like I said a good HBCU. The teachers come to work and do their best to help student learning. If you came here to learn and succeed in life then this would be a good school for you. Sure it has its cons but thats every school.

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  • George from Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Nov-13-2012 I am a current student here

    Overall, the school sucks. Campus life is cool but when you're back into the dorms it is horrible. If you want to be a success do not attend. Students will not have the same goals as you wether short or long term goals. They are all at competition with dressing, they live off of their refund checks, and it is a bad campus.

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