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Sweet Briar College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$46,605 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$33,130 tuition
$11,800 on campus room & board*
$1,200 books
$475 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$46,605 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$33,130 tuition
$11,800 on campus room & board*
$1,200 books
$475 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

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

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Average Aid

$19,018 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($5,002 avg)
47% get state aid ($2,665 avg)
99% get institn'l aid ($19,018 avg)
66% get loans ($9,864 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.63% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.63% 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

$3,680,821
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $20,914 100%
Federal Grant Aid $5,002 24%
Pell Grants $4,582 38%
Other Federal Grants $685 23%
Institution Grant Aid $19,018 99%
State Grant Aid $2,665 47%
Student Loans $9,864 66%
Federal Loans $7,930 66%
Other Loans $6,286 20%

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
http://www.financialaid.sbc.edu/
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $920
Out of State $920

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Brittany from Augusta, GA
  • Nov-19-2014 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
  • Dec-16-2013 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
  • Nov-03-2013 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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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Jun-18-2013 I am a current student here

    The degree you get from Sweet Briar is worth every penny. First of all, we are one of the so-called Seven Sisters of the South and our college has a good name behind it. Beyond that, choosing women's-only education prepares us to take on the world. The benefits of a women's college are phenomenal, but not very well known. You gain so much out of attending a women's college (confidence, poise, articulacy, etc.) that it's a decision you won't regret. The friendships formed at SBC last a lifetime, too.

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