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Valparaiso University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$49,570 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$36,280 tuition
$10,920 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,170 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$49,570 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$36,280 tuition
$10,920 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,170 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$21,046 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
96% of students receive aid
31% get federal aid ($5,541 avg)
19% get state aid ($5,620 avg)
96% get institn'l aid ($21,046 avg)
68% get loans ($8,153 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.81% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.81% 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 $23,962 96%
Federal Grant Aid $5,541 31%
Pell Grants $4,140 31%
Other Federal Grants $1,496 31%
Institution Grant Aid $21,046 96%
State Grant Aid $5,620 19%
Student Loans $8,153 68%
Federal Loans $6,875 68%
Other Loans $9,829 9%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 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 Valparaiso University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 464-5000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,615
Out of State $1,615


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Alyssa from Crown Point, IN
  • Nov-24-2016 I am a current student here

    Valpo is expensive and there is no denying that. However, the resources available to you as a student are plenty, which makes VU worth it.

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  • 1
  • Michael from Valparaiso, IN
  • Dec-10-2015 I am a current student here

    VU feels like a crummy community college rather than a university that costs 43,000$ a year... Unless you have a full ride, do not wish to ever transfer, and are okay paying more money each year you are there for housing, go for it...

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  • 5
  • Carl from Plainfield, IL
  • Nov-12-2013 I am a current student here

    At first glance, Valparaiso University looks ridiculously expensive. However, Valpo provides a boat-load of scholarships. I personally have about half of my tuition taken off due to the scholarships that Valpo has given me, and it was not too difficult to get these scholarships. With half the tuition gone, Valpo is much cheaper than other private schools, though it has such a high academic standing. So, when choosing Valpo for a school, one gets an academic backing that's worth so much more.

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  • 4
  • Megan from Kouts, IN
  • Sep-27-2013 I am a current student here

    As a music major, there is a definite bang for my buck! Most music educators have a hard time finding jobs after college. I, as a freshman, have been offered to student teach at three different schools. Plus, there is a 95% placement rate for jobs after college in music education from Valparaiso University.

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  • Valpo Student
  • Aug-25-2013 I am a current student here

    Valparaiso is a really expensive school, and the tuition is always on the rise. Also, since it's a private school, tuition is the same whether you're in-state or out-of-state. Unless you get a looooot of scholarship money, it's probably not even worth it to come here unless you're interested in Engineering as we have a great program for that, or becoming a teacher, as I've heard that we pop out teachers like no other....If you can afford it though, this would be a pretty good school to come to.

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