Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, 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.
$22,443
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$18,964
$30k - $48k
$19,244
$48k - $75k
$19,399
$75k - $110k
$21,719
$110k+
$26,334
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.
$37,055
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.
$37,055
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.
$10,366
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: sfs@elmhurst.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
78%
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.
35%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,852
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.
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,470
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$18,616
Students receiving state aid
33%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,591
Students receiving federal aid
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,470
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$25,637
$30k - $48k
$25,357
$48k - $75k
$25,202
$75k - $110k
$22,882
$110k+
$18,267
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$39,300,481

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.
83%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,532
Students receiving federal loans
83%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,054
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,334
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.
$17,577
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.
$229

What Students Are Saying

3.68 Average Rating
They give a lot of financial aid here there's grants, scholarships, and jobs on campus. You just need to know where to look. After filing your fafsa that's where most of your financial aid comes from. But if you still need to pay money you don't have, you can take out loans or contact the financial aid office and they can assist you with advice on what to do. Compared to other private schools it is a lot cheaper and even more cheap if you commute.
Liliana from Glendale Heights, IL
Elmhurst offers very nice scholarships for hard-working incoming students. Of all the schools I applied to (which was like, 10!), Elmhurst gave me the most in scholarship money.
Allison from Burbank, IL
Though it may look expensive on the price tag, the financial aid the school offers makes it really affordable.
Paige from Chicago, IL
It is a bit pricey, but they definitely help you a lot with grants, scholarships, and loans that you can qualify for. And if you keep applying for scholarships through out your time here it helps greatly.
ASHLEY from Northlake, IL
This is a private school, so do not expect it to be cheap. It is pretty expensive, but the college compensates by giving out several scholarships and grants. There are many job opportunities on campus and the college is an a convenient area where you can even get a job off-campus. But as my mother always told me, You got to invest in yourself. Education is something that will be beneficial to you in the long run.
Kellie from Chicago, IL
It's expensive but I received enough scholarships plus financial aid that considerably made me accept admission.
Angelina from Lombard, IL
Elmhurst College really is a bang for the buck!! They have GREAT scholarships and financial aid, and they have lots of opportunity for work study and jobs on campus. Also lots of great internship opportunities and resources.
Marley from Signal Mountain, TN
It is fairly expensive, especially with the recent 4.9% increase in tuition but they also do give out a lot of scholarships so in the end it evens out pretty well.
Melissa from Bloomingdale, IL