Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte
Charlotte, NC, 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.
$26,835
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$24,142
$30k - $48k
$24,873
$48k - $75k
$27,630
$75k - $110k
$30,223
$110k+
$33,184
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.
$33,054
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.
$33,054
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.
$13,839
Books and Supplies
$1,800
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
70%
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.
58%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,562
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.
58%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,385
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$16,607
Students receiving state aid
30%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,712
Students receiving federal aid
66%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,385
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$23,511
$30k - $48k
$22,033
$48k - $75k
$19,505
$75k - $110k
$17,264
$110k+
$14,179
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.
$16,580,649
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$20,869,006

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.
89%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,232
Students receiving federal loans
88%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,587
Average Other Loans Per Year
$15,737
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.
$15,250
Loan Default Rate
8%
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.
$254

What Students Are Saying

3.46 Average Rating
The financial aid people go out of their way to help you find as much money as they can!
Annalea from Pikesville, MD
JWU is not cheap but everything that you pay is for something and there are no hidden fees or ridiculous fees that you would see in other universities. You also have a choice of taking up to 21 credits per term, there are 3 terms in the year.
Rosa from Silver Spring, MD
I think for my education, the money is well worth it. But as for residential life and receiving help on campus for what you need, it sucks. The food in the cafeteria is owned by Chartwells. You'd think that at a culinary school the food would be above average, but that is not the case. The food is rather mediocre with limited choices and hardly any variety. Except for when the parents come to visit, the food is mysteriously delicious. The financial department also sucks when it comes to helping you out. They always claim that they are busy 24/7 and do not have time. They also seem like they do not want to help you, horrible customer service considering we are paying $36,000+ to pay for there salary.
Nanice from Colonial Heights, VA
This university is pricey, but if you work on attaining scholarships, and grants, its affordable. The teachers provide a lot more personal experience for our career classes that make up for the amount of tuition.
Jose from Edinburg, TX
dont get me wrong this school is not cheap but they offer so many oppertunities to make your money back in knowledge and skills through events such as chefs choice and other things goin on around the campus
Dwayne from fayetteville, NC
The education is amazing, the price is high but totally worth it.
Kaitlyn from Dawsonville, GA
Overall JWU does give you a bang for your buck, you really get to learn a lot about the business world as well as the Culinary industry. And the location makes it even better, because you are in downtown Charlotte. Some of the classes are in the Bank of America Corporate building. Many businesses contact JWU when looking for students for employment also.
Christian from Creedmoor, NC
Our state of the art kitchens, chefs, and professors make it worth the money. We are a career-oriented school, and you certainly get the hands-on experience that you need to find a job in our tough economy. The class sizes are small, so you get to know your teacher and have a better learning experience. Plus, the university uses some of the tuition and room & board money to put on fun events for the students. It's definitely worth the money. Employers know that someone with a degree from Johnson & Wales is a person to trust, and someone that has great work ethic.
Christina from Bedford, VA
I don't believe I'm getting my money worth but that's because I'm not a culinary arts student. I am a fashion major, and not to many people know the fashion in Charlotte. Each year the tuition goes up and personally I'm not getting my money's worth.
Trela from Spring Lake, NC

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