Mars Hill University
Mars Hill, 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.
$17,078
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$14,181
$30k - $48k
$14,159
$48k - $75k
$16,178
$75k - $110k
$19,502
$110k+
$23,561
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.
$32,968
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.
$32,968
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.
$9,592
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
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Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
76%
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.
56%
Average Aid Per Year
$24,215
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.
56%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,369
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$18,756
Students receiving state aid
60%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,765
Students receiving federal aid
60%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,369
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$27,224
$30k - $48k
$27,246
$48k - $75k
$25,227
$75k - $110k
$21,903
$110k+
$17,844
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$14,053,369

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.
84%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,439
Students receiving federal loans
84%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,548
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,344
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.
$14,250
Loan Default Rate
18%
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.
$287

What Students Are Saying

3.38 Average Rating
The college may be a little expensive, but they are extremely open to working with the students!
Michael from Peoria, AZ
They said I got $3,000 a year, so I'm guessing it is starting out good. I just hope I get a job there and earn more money while studying.
Eilleen from Mooresville, NC
Mars Hill College is a private college so it is expensive however the college will work with the students financially.
Stephanie from Andrews, NC
Really expensive, but it is well worth it.
Jessica from Lenoir, NC
Mars Hill is a private school so it is very expensive, however, Mars Hill works with you and your parents to create a plan that fits your individual needs as far as financial aid goes. They offers so many scholarships and grants that everyone here receives at least some money from the college. Its great.
Katherine from Mountain Home, NC
I give Mars Hill 5 Stars, as I feel that I am going to get more out of college than I ever imagined. Just touring the grouds back in May, I felt I had to be here to enjoy all this school has to offer. The one thing that impressed me the most is that I was told I will a staff member monitor me throughout the year and help to keep me in a positive direction.
It is expensive, but the college works with you and then fafsa helps and now I am still applying for more scholarship to help with the remaining tuition.
Virginia from Weaverville, NC
Outdoorsy stuff, like camping and hiking is free and fun! But if you want to go out into asheville it can get pricy. The tuition is high as well, but financial aid is usually pretty helpful.
Rebecca from Myrtle Beach, SC

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