Johnson & Wales University-Providence

Providence, RI, 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.
$25,874
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$23,299
$30k - $48k
$23,746
$48k - $75k
$26,304
$75k - $110k
$28,949
$110k+
$32,031
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.
$32,091
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.
$32,091
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.
$14,154
Books and Supplies
$1,800
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: sfs.pvd@jwu.edu

Aid & Grants

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.
36%
Average Aid Per Year
$18,746
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.
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,909
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$16,493
Students receiving state aid
7%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,025
Students receiving federal aid
45%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,909
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$24,018
$30k - $48k
$22,787
$48k - $75k
$20,708
$75k - $110k
$18,654
$110k+
$15,047

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
$9,327
Students receiving federal loans
82%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,090
Average Other Loans Per Year
$16,805
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.
$17,836
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.
$275

What Students Are Saying

3.61 Average Rating
All depends on how much financial aid you're receiving, and there is a lot offered. There are three academic scholarships available, and their qualifications can be found on the JWU website. $2,500, $5,000, and $7,500 per year. The last one does require you to become a member of the Collegiate Honors Society, which costs about $50 per year and has volunteer service attached to it. There are also multiple scholarships based on club memberships and involvement, such is FBLA, DECA, and FCCLA. These do require you to join the National Student Organization, but will renew annually from there. There are no athletic scholarships, because it is a Division III school. There are a number of jobs you can get as a freshman, on and off campus. One example employer being Brown University, which needs employees for its dinning halls and banquets. On campus you can apply to work through the work-study program, but if you do not qualify you will have to find a job off campus.
Nathan from Jamesburg, NJ
I wanted to give this 4 1/2 stars. I am definitely learning a lot and using some great equipment that I do not have access to at home, but there never seems to be enough of each piece of equipment for each student to use. I certainly don't mind sharing, but it can get frustrating to only have 5 saute pans in a class of 20 students. There is a new building opening up that is extremely nice and it has brand new equipment. And maybe this is all a planned part of the training they're providing!
Brianne from Apple Valley, MN
Johnson and Wales is a private university but gives out a lot of aid per year. Having between a 3.0 and 4.0 GPA can get you anywhere from $5,000/year to full tuition. (minus room and board). There are also many opportunities for working on campus (as a work study) or as a Student Assistant in a computer lab or at the gym which can gain a student hourly wage PLUS a $1,000 scholarship per trimester. ALSO THE APPLICATION IS FREE AND NO RECOMENDATIONS NEEDED!
Michelle from Pawcatuck, CT
All I can say is do good in high school they give out plenty of scholarships for good grades, plus they have great academic advisers that can help you along the way money-wise so don't get discouraged by the cost
Devin from Providence, RI
This is definitely a bang for the buck. You can choose from 8 resident halls to live in, you can chose resident halls if you want your own private bathroom, there are many dining halls here to chose from that have all different types of food, all the companies give out student discounts, there are two gyms, no classes on Friday, and you can ride the RIPTA bus system for free.
Samantha
It's expensive, but you're learning more than at like Le Cordon Bleu or a community college.
Carolina from Yakima, WA
Regardless of the fact that this school offers great financial aid, JWU is really money well spent. It's an affordable college experience that still gives you things to do on the weekdays and weekends that other schools wouldn't. They offer a lot to their students all for the price of tuition.
Madison from Allentown, PA
I transfered to JWU from a Massachusetts college after changing my major from Sports Mgmnt to Travel and Tourism. I live on Cape Cod and have worked in the resort business for the past 5 years. I figure, why not make that my major since I love the work. JWU has exactly what I need to get me started and get me out there. I also want to travel and am heading to Paris for an internship next month. I can definitely see why graduates of JWU have no problems getting placed after graduation. I feel very comfortable here and fit right in. That helps with getting up in the morning and starting each day...
Ryan from Harwich, MA
It is definitely worth it here. Yes it is expensive (about 33,000 for tuition and then you include your dorm fees) but it also all depends on what you have for financial aid. But you learn different tricks and tips and the school helps you find jobs after you graduate. Sometimes your internship can turn into your actual job for the rest of your life or for how long you wanna stay there. You also can choose from a variety of different resident halls and dining halls so your options aren't really limited. A final thing is apply for every and any scholarship you find because it will help you out in the long run. But there are jobs on and off campus that are easy to get.
Heather from Brockton, MA

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