Cornerstone University

Grand Rapids, MI, 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.
$18,505
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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.
$27,520
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.
$27,520
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.
$9,030
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financial.aid@cornerstone.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
72%
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.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$17,266
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.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,612
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$14,190
Students receiving state aid
56%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,252
Students receiving federal aid
41%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,612
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$20,421
$30k - $48k
$22,503
$48k - $75k
$19,270
$75k - $110k
$16,330
$110k+
$13,626
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.
$1,011,055
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$2,512,470

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.
93%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,023
Students receiving federal loans
93%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$7,900
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,117
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.
$18,468
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.
$258

What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
Although Cornerstone is a bit more than a public university, the financial aid office works really well with all student situations to make it possible to attend. I am paying my own way, so if it were not for the scholarships and help from the financial aid office, I would not be able to attend Cornerstone today. It is worth every dollar.
Nicole from Rockford, MI
The school is a little more expensive than most schools in the area; however, education wise- the money is used great! The food is a hit and miss, so i wish the money i spent helped more with that, but what can you do? All cafeterias can be a little iffy sometimes. The dorms are nice and cozy and they are in the middle of deciding to put more dorm buildings on campus.
Madison from Laguna Niguel, CA
It is worth every penny. Christian education can be the greatest thing to pay for. You could pay more for a Christian education.
Jamie
compared to a lot of other schools offers and tuition prices, i think you can get a lot more out of attending cornerstone university.
accountant girl
In spite of the cost, I have to say it is definitely worth it. The effect it will have on your life is priceless, and it is a good investment not only for your education, but also for the difference it will make on the rest of your life. Plus, there are quite a few scholarships and grants available that help considerably with the extra cost.
Jessica from Atlanta, MI

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