Allegheny College
Meadville, PA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$22,927
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$16,438
$30k - $48k
$17,798
$48k - $75k
$20,547
$75k - $110k
$24,220
$110k+
$32,386
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$47,540
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$47,540
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,140
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: fao@allegheny.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
92%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$33,282
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,205
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$30,308
Students receiving state aid
27%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,802
Students receiving federal aid
37%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,205
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$42,247
$30k - $48k
$40,887
$48k - $75k
$38,138
$75k - $110k
$34,465
$110k+
$26,299
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$45,729,338
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$10,834,963

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
71%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,958
Students receiving federal loans
71%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,794
Average Other Loans Per Year
$12,495
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$27,000
Loan Default Rate
2%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$308

What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
The only thing possibly more exciting than the acceptance letter is the followup envelope that details the copious amounts of money the school is willing to give in grants and merit scholarships. A liberal arts education isn't cheap, but Allegheny does its best to make tuition payments as painless as possible.
Roma from Morristown, NJ
Allegheny has a trustees scholarship that is very helpful, and most students get some sort of scholarship. But even with the scholarships,
I feel that Allegheny is a little too expensive, and the financial aid department is not very helpful at times.
Amy from Fort Worth, TX
While Allegheny is expensive, the benefits are PRICELESS. I have had so many opportunities here that I would never get at a bigger school. I work one on one with my professors and have had the opportunity to meet with several lawyers and judges-even the interns from the United States Supreme Court. Whatever your major is, there are endless opportunities for jobs and internships that are very hard to get if you go to a bigger school. Our alumni base is huge, and continually growing. Allegheny alumni hire Allegheny students 100% of the time and provide current students with job shadowing experience that is so helpful in the future.
Tessa from Meadville, PA
So far, I'm very happy that I came to Allegheny, and while I'm not completely broke yet, sometimes I wonder why I'm paying so much. The dorms are much nicer than some of the other schools I have visited, but some of them could still use a face lift - depending on what building it is, the carpets tend to be stained/smelly, the paint is starting to chip, and the heating systems seem to be barely working. Another thing that I have not been very happy with is the snow removal - for $44,000 a year, you would think that the stairs would be shoveled and salt would be put down. The bookstore is overpriced (although I guess it's no worse than any other college's) - I have never bought my texts there and will never (I buy my books and materials from eBay and Amazon, and usually spend half of what I would've spent at the bookstore). I really like the school's food programs, though - we use fresh ingredients from local farms, and both McKinley's and Brooks rotates meal items every day.
This is an expensive school, but the administration is eager to help support students financially. The overwhelming majority of students use scholarships and financial aid. Allegheny is an amazing school, but it just may not be financially feasible for everyone.
Katie from Philadelphia, PA
I will not lie, Allegheny is a somewhat pricey school, and for some students, it is a real challenge. However, being a Liberal Arts college, Allegheny is able to provide many students with grants and scholarships based on merit as well as need. It does not take too much effort, and Allegheny starts handing you money. Obviously, we all wish we had a bit more money sometimes, or that the school we were attending was less expensive, but for the education and experience one can gain here at Allegheny, I would say it is worth it.
Alicia from Kaukauna, WI
If you need financial aid they will go leaps and bounds to help you get the aid you need.
Danielle from Swanton, OH
The college is rather pricey and I certainly need plenty of financial aid to get by but I do appreciate what I get in return. Most professors are friendly and welcoming even if you are not one of their current or previous students. Also, from the beginning you are connected with ACCEL which helps push students into career and internship opportunities for the future and orchestrate study abroad programs. The college not only wants you to do well but also branch out to greater prospects.
Emily
Allegheny is expensive and I initially had some issues with financial aid. However, if you show academic aptitude, Allegheny will give you more money so you will attend--being a small school, they are quite generous. Some students have issues with the EFC calculations and large loan amounts. Yet, I think Allegheny is worth the price, and a student should talk with the Financial Aid Office before completely dismissing the school based on money.
Tashina from Orrville, OH

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