Baldwin Wallace University
Berea, OH, 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.
$23,832
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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.
$34,504
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.
$34,504
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.
$11,946
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

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90%
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.
33%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,257
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.
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,119
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$18,892
Students receiving state aid
22%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,802
Students receiving federal aid
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,119
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$28,068
$30k - $48k
$27,693
$48k - $75k
$23,666
$75k - $110k
$21,508
$110k+
$17,385
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$10,199,000

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.
95%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,654
Students receiving federal loans
95%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,279
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,157
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.
$24,000
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.
$280

What Students Are Saying

3.79 Average Rating
B-W offers every student some sort of financial aid. The sticker price fronts a large amount but after financial aid and scholarships are applied, the price is just the same as other state schools or even less. For out-of-state students, the B-W Grant is a higher amount so that the out-pf-state price is nearly the same as in in state student. Academically, the professors are professionals in their fields, not just teachers. They actually know what they are talking about. It is amazing that all of them know so much and are so dedicated to teaching students the subject matter from the text and experiences.
Katie from Munroe Falls, OH
I love BW but I wish I could love the price a little more. While it is costly, I do believe it was worth it for me. I could've gone to a cheaper public school but I don't believe I would have done as well in classes with so many people in them.
Jenna from Canton, OH
The school is worth every penny with a multitude of jobs and internships availble to the student body. The careet center has a resource library available to every student with advisors to guide students to meet their aspirations. The school also provides the students with a resource center to launch their innovative ideas.
Basem Fort Washington, MD
It is pretty expensive even for a college, however, they do give out a lot of scholarships to deserving students and the professors are on your side to try to get you financial aid.
Rina from Dublin, OH
The financial aid situation went fairly well for me. Taking advantage of every opportunity available requires alot of research and questions. It helps to have a back up plan thats cheaper too.
Shane from Brunswick, OH
At face value, B-W seems pretty darn steep. The classrooms and dorms are very comfortable, but not luxurious as you might expect from a $36,000 a year ($37,000 for conservatory students) college. The reason I give its bang for the buck a five-star rating is because of their generosity. Being a private school B-W is able to award a LOT more money than a state school. My accumulative GPA for high school was a 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale), yet I got a $7,500 4-year renewable scholarship; not only that, but they gave me $10,500 in 4-year renewable grants. That totals out to a whooping $18,000 renewable each year!
Colin from Upper Sandusky, OH
The school is not the cheapest out there, but for the personal atmosphere and quality education, I think it does pretty well. The school is also pretty good about giving out scholarships to incoming students, so it's very unlikely you'll have to pay the full tuition price in your time here.

Your meal plan is handled through your Jacket Express card, which usually carries about $2000, which you load it with at the beginning of the year from your tuition. You can use that on food, vending machines, the bookstore, or wherever. The nice thing is that if you don't use all of the money by the end of the semester, you get the rest back or it goes towards your next semester's tuition, which the school likes to advertise since you don't get that at a lot of other schools. I got $600 back last semester, but it all depends on how much you spend throughout the year.

Furthermore, admission to the football games is free, as is access to the Recreational Facilities and many other activities on campus. You also get three sessions with a personal trainer per semester, and there are things such as free kick boxing classes and water aerobics that you can take.

The food is overpriced in my opinion, and not the best quality, but I feel like that describes that food at most colleges. Again, you don't have a set meal plan where you pay x money in your tuition for y meals each week, so you can spend as little or as much as you want for food.


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