Aurora University
Aurora, IL, 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.
$17,220
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$14,262
$30k - $48k
$13,940
$48k - $75k
$16,260
$75k - $110k
$19,289
$110k+
$21,348
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.
$24,260
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.
$24,260
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.
$9,862
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
49%
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.
42%
Average Aid Per Year
$15,909
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.
42%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,728
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$11,810
Students receiving state aid
46%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,250
Students receiving federal aid
46%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,728
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$19,519
$30k - $48k
$19,841
$48k - $75k
$17,521
$75k - $110k
$14,492
$110k+
$12,433
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.
$39,148,068
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$9,250,110

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.
72%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,044
Students receiving federal loans
71%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,252
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,731
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.
$15,750
Loan Default Rate
5%
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.
$234

What Students Are Saying

3.29 Average Rating
As soon as you're accepted, AU gives you any scholarships you are eligible for, without having to do any extra work. By filling out an application, you are applying for enrollment as well as scholarships.
Becca from Illinois
I feel that I am getting a pretty strong education here. I am a social work student, and all the upper level major requirements are taught by full time faculty. You will never meet a Teacher's Assistant on this campus. Some of the general education classes however, are taught by adjunct professors who are not always the best prepared. Also I mentioned before that all student activities are free for students who only pay a $50 activity fee. The campus food is relatively expensive though, with meals costing $5 with a meal plan, and $6 without.
Melissa from Joliet, IL
Although Aurora University could use more on campus activities, educationally Aurora University does the teaching job perfectly. With the student to teacher ratio being so small teachers actually build relationships with students and really care about their grades and success.
Sadira from Aurora, IL
You definitely get your moneys worth and with it being a private school you definitely get plenty of assistance you need. You also get to go on trips like to six flags or musicals for free when you pay the activities fee at the beginning of the year. Unlimited trips for $50 a semester
Vanessa from Elk Grove Village, IL
I think it is.
Taniyah from Chicago, IL
Like all private colleges are, Aurora is pretty expensive. But with the scholarships that i have been awarded, and the financial aid i plan to receive, Aurora is turning out to be very affordable.
Austin from Mount Pleasant, MI
It is a fantastic school for the money. You get a great education and make life long friends and every one knows about AU. My boss at work has a daughter who went there, my doctor and her entire family went there, even random people on the street or in stores that you talk to have either went there, or they know people who went there. It is a very well known school because of how much people loved it there.
Christina from Aurora, IL
If you are in need of financial aid and have a good GPA, AU will give you financial aid to help you out with tuition. So far most of the classes that I've taken are science classes, and those are saturated with a lot of information. Professors won't give up until the students have learned the material. Professors have office hours where a student can go to their office and ask questions about the lectures and things they don't understand. The class sizes are small, which means professors have more time for you.
From Montgomery, IL