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Sweet Briar College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$35,825 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$21,000 tuition
$13,000 on campus room & board*
$1,200 books and supplies
$625 fees
(Based on stats from 2018/2019)

$50,625 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$35,800 tuition
$13,000 on campus room & board*
$1,200 books and supplies
$625 fees
(Based on stats from 2018/2019)

*Sweet Briar offers a comprehensive room and board plan. Students who elect to live in a single room pay an additional single room rate.

Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$19,018 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($4,150 avg)
25% get state aid ($2,583 avg)
92% get institn'l aid ($19,018 avg)
75% get loans ($6,381 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Tuition has dropped recently, and we are not sure what it will do next. We decided to play it safe and make our projections equal to our most recent year of data.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $24,679 96%
Federal Grant Aid $4,150 24%
Pell Grants $3,250 38%
Other Federal Grants $900 38%
Institution Grant Aid $19,018 92%
State Grant Aid $2,583 25%
Student Loans $6,381 75%
Federal Loans $4,862 67%
Other Loans $9,265 17%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$11,000 - $13,000 Y N Y N
$11,000 - $15,000 Y N Y N
$6,000 Y Y
$15,000 Y N Y N
- Y Y
$15,000 Y N Y N
$7,500 Y Y Y
$9,000 Y N Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
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 Sweet Briar College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
134 Chapel Drive
Sweet Briar, VA 24595-9998
(800) 381-6142


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • bryanna from bethlehem, pa
  • I am a current student here

    the cost to pursue a higher education these days is quite high for almost all families in the u.s. while sweet briar is an expensive college on paper, the amount of financial aid each student receives nearly halves the cost for every student attending. the classes are very small in comparison to even some of the smallest institutions (no more than 25); i've been in classes with only four students in the class. the amount of attention a student can receive in and outside of the classroom is beyond unbelievable. the career services office and library are also amazing resources to take full advantage of while attending and even after for free!

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  • 5
  • Brittany from Augusta, GA
  • I am a current student here

    Sweet Briar is a great school. I especially love the activities that go on around campus. One can never say there is nothing to do here. The dining hall staff knows most students by name and are oh so friendly. Considering it is a private school, it is hard to get into. There is a kitchen on every floor in the freshmen dorms.

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  • 5
  • anonymous
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    A Sweet Briar degree is definitely worth the money you pour into it. There are so many great opportunities you can get while in school and even after you graduate from your professors.

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  • 3
  • Emily from Virginia
  • I am a current student here

    The school is expensive, but they give you a lot of scholarships. The academic experience is great. Social life is lacking.

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