Grove City College
Grove City, 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.
$20,630
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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.
$17,930
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.
$17,930
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.
$9,770
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
No
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Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

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100
52%
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.
Average Aid Per Year
$6,843
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.
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,008
Students receiving state aid
15%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,390
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$2,487,336

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.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,921

What Students Are Saying

4.27 Average Rating
It is reasonable for a liberal arts college, but there are not many scholarships offered.
Lynn from Lewis Center, OH
GCC is an extremely inexpensive school which makes up for the fact that it doesn't accept federal aid (they will take state aid if you live in PA). They also have a pretty good financial aid program and if you get good grades, you can qualify for scholarships. Even if scholarships don't cover everything and you need to go into some debt (like me!), I would definitely say coming here is worth it! I love GCC and can't picture myself anywhere else.
Sophomore Grover
Grove City is extremely low in cost. This is outstanding because the low cost isn't a compromise for high academics; both high academic standards and a low tuition are here at Grove City.
Christopher from Philadelphia, PA
While the college’s annual tuition fee of $21,008 is higher than the tuition fees at state schools, it is still much lower than the cost of almost all other private colleges. This fee covers the cost of tuition, room and board for the entire year. A 21-meal-per-week meal plan is included in this cost. Students also receive a notebook computer at matriculation, which is theirs’ to keep upon graduation. The quality of the education you will receive for this price is exceptional, and Grove City College is known for providing an affordable quality education. However, incoming students should be aware that Grove City College does not accept any federal funds including federal grants, federally affiliated scholarships, and federal loans.
Kate
While $19,414 may seem like a lot to me to pay each year for an education, it is probably half of what other private schools cost. In addition, I don't think that I could ever recieve a better education. Most definitely worth all of the long hours worked over the summer and breaks to help pay for it!
Jonathan from East Islip, NY
You can't find a better college for a better price. Both of my roommates decided to come here because they couldn't find a better college in their state - even though they're all the way from California!
Shanda from Titusville, PA
Grove City prides itself on being affordable, and it's the cheapest of all the schools I was considering. Despite being budget-friendly, all of the facilities are really nice - they just renovated the freshmen girls' dorms, which is definitely a plus. Also, they give all incoming freshman new tablet PCs, which means that everyone has the same tool, and therefore the same opportunity as far as internet access and notetaking and such.
Mandy from Phoenix, AZ
Grove City is very affordable. It is cheaper than some in-state institutions!
Katherine from Tucson, AZ
From Grove City's website:

U.S. News & World Report has again ranked Grove City College the No. 1 Best Value in its category for the 2007 guide. This year marks the fifth year in a row that Grove City has been named in the top spot.

As a student at GCC, I will say that there is a reason for this. I am learning a ton here, I am confident that I am getting a phenomenal education, and tuition (plus room & board) is less than $10,000 a semester. Compared to what you'd pay at another private school for a comparable education, that price is an absolute steal.
Jacob from Whitinsville, MA

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