Meredith College
Raleigh, 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.
$24,545
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$21,013
$30k - $48k
$21,159
$48k - $75k
$22,082
$75k - $110k
$25,824
$110k+
$28,574
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.
$38,520
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.
$38,520
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.
$11,360
Books and Supplies
$850
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
84%
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.
31%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,258
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.
31%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,332
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,587
Students receiving state aid
46%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,013
Students receiving federal aid
31%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,332
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$24,309
$30k - $48k
$25,378
$48k - $75k
$25,232
$75k - $110k
$20,567
$110k+
$17,817
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$7,410,145

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
$7,668
Students receiving federal loans
67%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,597
Average Other Loans Per Year
$15,827
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.
$18,000
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.
$276

What Students Are Saying

4.35 Average Rating
I think for the money you pay to go to Meredith you get an excellent education with professors that challenge you and want you to succeed. Meredith also requires their students to have an internship to graduate so that they can know for sure rather their field is the right place for them saving them a lot of money in the end.
Jessica from Raeford, NC
This school costs a lot of money but its worth it! My older sister attends a community college and while its cheaper, she doesn't enjoy it and doesn't have much experience to put on her resume. After being at Meredith for only a year and taking part in the opportunities they offer, my Resume is larger and more impressive than hers (and she has been in college for 3 years)
Emily from Raleigh, NC
It is expensive no doubt but that's way you can apply for many scholarships and a have job.
Yovani from Seven Springs, NC
Although the college is private and very expensive, the education that you will find here is better than any other school. You're paying for quality professors, small class size, and personal relationships you won't find anywhere else. Plus, Meredith gives great scholarships and job opportunities that will make those tuition dollars well worth the while.
Niki from Wake Forest, NC
As a private college, the tuition is high, but there are many scholarships available to help pay for you education. The technology initiative also helps. You receive a laptop as a freshmen (as long as you are classified as a full-time student), and you turn that laptop in and get a new one your junior year, which is yours to keep upon graduation.
Brittney from Wilson, NC
I will admit that the college is expensive. However, they do not waste your money. They put it to great use. From unlimited meal plans, tutoring, counseling, fitness center, library, pool, sports, activities, and more. THey spend your money on things for YOU.
Emily
As has been mentioned, Meredith is expensive. My experience, however, is that the merit scholarships are generous and the experience is definitely worth the excess cost.
Elizabeth from Cary, NC
I highly believe that Meredith is well worth the price of tuition. Students receive the entire package deal with the Meredith College experience. The education, connections, friendships, activities, and campus life are all rewarding in more than one way and are specific to every student who attends. Meredith offers so much to students and firmly believes in giving women the opportunity to pursue their dreams and do so successfully with the support of the college.
Morgan from Gastonia, NC
Although Meredith College's tuition is high, people tend to forget about the benefits. You have a secured, fenced in campus with active security, receive a laptop as a freshman and have it updated as a junior, rewarded amounts on you cam-card per each start of the semester, and great athletic facilities (Brand new track and turf soccer field). Located in the best part of Raleigh with NC State right down the street and the campus is beautiful!
Caitlin from Newport, NC
It is a tad expensive but, for being a private school, it has many things to do, see, and learn.
Mykayla from Apex, NC