Shawnee State University

Portsmouth, OH, 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.
$15,646
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,038
$30k - $48k
$13,907
$48k - $75k
$17,254
$75k - $110k
$18,969
$110k+
$19,034
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.
$7,860
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.
$13,842
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.
$10,864
Books and Supplies
$1,214
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: sbc@shawnee.edu

Aid & Grants

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100
62%
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.
47%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,258
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.
47%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,342
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,018
Students receiving state aid
40%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,425
Students receiving federal aid
54%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,342

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.
70%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,959
Students receiving federal loans
69%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,171
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,022
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.
$11,300
Loan Default Rate
16%
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.
$245

What Students Are Saying

3.59 Average Rating
Shawnee State University encourages students to use their financial aid office. They are open from 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
Charity from Williamsport, OH
Tuition at Shawnee State is relatively low, coming in at just over $10,000 for my first semester including housing, meal plans, and fees, so it's a great value.
Stephanie from Akron, OH
The coffee shop is amazing. They have amazing coffee and smoothies! They have little treats you can buy and I hear that they are really good. The book store has very good deals. You can buy hoodies, shirts, and pants. There are very many more things that you can buy in there and for really good deals.
Sara from Hillsboro, OH
Shawnee State University has low tuition rates and an outstanding academic program. Hands down, SSU is the most inexpensive four-year accredited university I've had the pleasure of attending.
Amanda from South Shore, KY
I'm getting every pennies worth every single day. So worth it.
Makhi - Chillicothe, OH
Shawnee is one of the least expensive schools in Ohio. So not only am I getting a fantastic education, but I'm not breaking the bank to do so. For two semesters there I've only had to take out $2,500 in loans, plus they offer some amazing scholarships!
Nicole from Hamilton, OH
With paying under 20,000 a year for shawnee it is amazing that you can go to school for less but still get the same quality.
Courtney from Portsmouth, OH