Longwood University
Farmville, VA, 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.
$21,162
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$14,403
$30k - $48k
$15,544
$48k - $75k
$18,494
$75k - $110k
$22,027
$110k+
$24,713
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.
$13,340
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.
$29,300
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.
$10,890
Books and Supplies
$1,350
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
71%
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.
22%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,428
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.
22%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,978
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,355
Students receiving state aid
36%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,500
Students receiving federal aid
26%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,978
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.
$967,306
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$2,075,783

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.
67%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,428
Students receiving federal loans
64%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,527
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,011
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.
$19,000
Loan Default Rate
3%
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.
$266

What Students Are Saying

3.61 Average Rating
Longwood is a Virginia Public University, with fantastic in-state tuition costs. They also have TONS of scholarships available for students.
H. from Richmond, VA
Longwood is slightly more expensive than the average school in Virginia. However, the experience is completely different. Longwood is a school of only 4,500 students so you have that small school atmosphere. You will never have more than 100 people in your classes and usually the class sizes are around 25 people.In addition to that, professors are always the ones teaching your classes and are more than helpful when it comes to helping you comprehend the material. I think for the price that you pay to attend Longwood, it is well worth it.
lesley from richmond, VA
It is worth it if you are from Virginia, instate tuition is comparatively better to out of state. I didn't go to VT because LU was cheeper, and I'm glad I came because i'm getting the same education as my friends at Tech.
David from Leesburg, VA
There's definitely a good return for the money spent and you get a lot back in various ways. It's definitely worth the money.
Gregory from Lynchburg, VA
The experience of being here is worth every penny. Longwood is a state school and it is reasonably priced. If you need assistance there are many scholarships and work opportunities available to students.
Emily from Norfolk, VA
While the tuition may be rather expensive, it is worth it. The teachers are very qualified and want to see you succeed in your major. Aside from the professors, the buildings are nice and the rooms are bigger than most normal dorms. They are also doing a lot of renevations to the whole campus and the buildings are a lot nicer. The food in the Dining Hall may not always be the greatest, but there are many options for every meal and you can get as much as you want.
Kelly from Midlothian, VA
Longwood offers their students so many free events. Of course, tuition pays for most of them so they are not free but the university provides a lot of entertainment, from live concerts, movie showings, and plays to sports events, readings/speeches, and shows. There is a brand new student gym that has the finest equipment. Campus and off-campus life is great - being here is great. The extremely knowledgeable professors definitely are worth dollars spent as well.
Christy from Chesapeake, VA
One of the cheapest colleges in central Virginia that I found. Based on the tutition, you get a lot for the price of the college. Compared to the other colleges near by, you either get a lot more or it is a lot cheaper.
Rebecca from Farmville, VA

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