Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, 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.
$19,725
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$14,377
$30k - $48k
$15,534
$48k - $75k
$18,310
$75k - $110k
$21,311
$110k+
$22,075
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.
$10,958
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.
$22,782
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.
$9,686
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
51%
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.
32%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,720
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.
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,953
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,750
Students receiving state aid
39%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,138
Students receiving federal aid
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,953
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.
$20,247,202
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$4,614,186

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.
77%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,724
Students receiving federal loans
76%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,163
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,983
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.
$19,250
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.
$276

What Students Are Saying

3.93 Average Rating
Being a state school, it is a cheaper option than private schools. I believe what Bloomsburg included in their bills seems agreeable for what I received there.
Kaycee from Williamsport, PA
Bloomsburg is especially advantageous for education majors; initially set up as a state school for educating prospective teachers, BU's tradition in education excellence continues. Speech pathology is another strong major - it's one of the top 10 schools on the East Coast for speech pathology. Accounting and Business are also popular.
Michele from Alburtis, PA
It's a state school in PA, and so, if you are a PA resident, it's pretty cheap. Tuition usually runs at $6,000 a year, including fees associated with it. Even for out of state students, the price to attend here is much cheaper than it is at a lot of other schools. For having many professional accreditations and outstanding academic programs recognized nationally (especially business, chemistry, and education), this is a great price for such an education!
Darrin from Pine Grove, PA
If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to the larger, more expensive universities, but do not want to go to a community college, Bloomsburg is a good choice. The tuition and fees are reasonable for a state school, even with the recent increase of tuition. Bloomsburg does not offer many scholarships to freshmen, but there are exclusive scholarships offered to transfer students and upperclassmen. The majority of them pertain to your declared major. Overall, Bloomsburg is a big bang for the buck.
Sarah from Halifax, PA
This school is super affordable and I'm getting a good education. I'm a commuter and it makes it A LOT cheaper, with grants and scholarships helping me only have to pay about 6,000 out of pocket for a full year. The books can be expensive, but they are easliy found online for much cheaper prices. Bloom is an accredited school that provides some wonderful facilities and classes that would cost three times as much at any other school.
Natalie from Milton, PA
As a part of the Pennsylvania State School System, Bloomsburg offers a very affordable tuition. Additionally, there are many different grants and scholarships that incoming student can apply for to ease the costs of tuition and housing. While it may not carry the same prestige associated with some of the larger or better-known schools, the education received is still of an excellent quality.
Zachary from Mount Joy, PA
As an out of state student from New Jersey, BU is still cheaper than most NJ state universities. Given the quality of education at bloomsburg, it's (mostly) modern facilities, and general college atmosphere I'm surprised at how inexpensive bloomsburg is.
MCB Morristown, NJ
This is a state University so it is relatively cheap. As a PA citizen you have more of an advantage as well. The books can be pretty expensive but because the professors put their requirements online about 2 months before the semester starts, a lot of students try to find cheaper prices on sites such as amazon or ebay. Bloomsburg is an accredited school that offers a wide variety of majors. The two most popular are probably Education and Speech Pathology. If you are interested in Speech Pathology/Audiology, Bloomsburg has one of the top accredited programs for both a bachelors and a masters degree. Bloomsburg is also a great school for those requiring financial aid. They also offer many work study positions each semester that I would highly recommend you look into.
Kaitlyn from Dunmore, PA
Bloomsburg University is definitely not an expensive school compared to others. Financial aid plays a big role for your college tuition. They also offer scholarships! Paying for books can be a hassle sometimes so they provide a book loan in the beginning of the semester to buy books that you need for class and they will take it out of your refund check. It's amazing what they can do to help you. Some people say that meal plans are expensive but it is totally worth every penny! You can select your meal plan to what is affordable for you!
Tishawna from Harrisburg, PA