Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA, 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.
$22,351
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$18,609
$30k - $48k
$19,596
$48k - $75k
$22,004
$75k - $110k
$23,124
$110k+
$23,180
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.
$14,754
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.
$27,620
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.
$11,460
Books and Supplies
$1,268
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@cnu.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
68%
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.
15%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,737
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.
15%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,198
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,223
Students receiving state aid
29%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,223
Students receiving federal aid
12%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,198
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.
$9,144,733
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$5,600,555

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.
49%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,356
Students receiving federal loans
47%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,301
Average Other Loans Per Year
$15,598
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.
$21,229
Loan Default Rate
3%
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.
$266

What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
When I hear about class life in other colleges, it makes me really glad I went to a smaller school. The teachers are all really friendly and willing to help.
Amanda from Virginia Beach, VA
The price is a bit more than most schools, but it honestly pays off. The buildings, landscape, technologies, etc. all reflect just much money you are paying!
Sarah from Woodbridge, VA
While I don’t want to give the impression that I would like to pay more money, after having visited other schools in Virginia (including many private schools), I found that CNU had the most amenities to offer. The dorm rooms are larger than most schools, and you can even control the temperature of your own room. They are air conditioned, wired for internet and cable, and even come with a refrigerator/freezer and microwave. The second floor of the David Student Union has a number of pool tables, an air hockey table, and a foosball table that are open to students for most of the day. The campus also has two separate dining halls, Regatta’s and the Commons, and both are all you can eat. Regatta’s is more formal, and they regularly serve steak, and sometimes even crab legs, while the Commons provides a more cafeteria-like feel.
Hayden from Fredericksburg, VA
CNU is expensive, but compared to other universities of that caliber they really do deliver a quality experience.
Elizabeth from Centreville, VA
cnu is very expensive. however, the quality of education as well as the beautiful scenery is very well worth every dollar!
Cindy from Virginia Beach, VA
As an in-state student, absolutely! I am getting a great education and living in a beautiful residence hall at an affordable cost. I don't know much about out-of-state costs so it could be different.
tessa from Arlington, VA
CNU is the most expensive public school in VA. That being said, there are brand new dorms and brand new buildings and classrooms, with more being put up all over campus. The fitness pavilion has been recently expanded, and a brand new science building (complete with cadaver lab! Ah!) is nearing completion (it will be open for classes in Fall of 2011).
Jillian from Frederick, MD
I would say it is about average on the price range. It's nowhere close to the private colleges but I'm sure there are cheaper out there. I will say the dorms are excellent and way better than any other dorm that I have been in. The food is also very good and I have not ate in other dining halls but from people that have visited, CNU's dining is much better than theirs. So this being said, I would say coming to CNU is worth the money as everything seems to be a little nicer.
Kyle from Galax, VA
The food here is certainly worth it. I'd say it's way better than high school cafeteria food. It is also worth the price for the education, we are very well taught by great professors who care.
Mary from Waverly, VA

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