Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV, 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.
$9,352
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$6,867
$30k - $48k
$8,494
$48k - $75k
$10,642
$75k - $110k
$12,675
$110k+
$13,384
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.
$7,548
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.
$18,048
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.
$9,828
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
No
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: faoweb@shepherd.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
82%
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.
80%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,237
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.
80%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,414
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,966
Students receiving state aid
46%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,998
Students receiving federal aid
40%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,414

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.
55%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,313
Students receiving federal loans
55%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,178
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,845
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.
$22,224
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.
$230

What Students Are Saying

3.53 Average Rating
Shepherd is cheaper than most colleges, but it will cost money to attend. Although Shepherd has great financial aid, so it is affordable.
Kacie from Craigsville, WV
This is a small school in West Virginia, so depending on what degree you get and what you want to do with it, you may come out lacking contacts you would get at a larger university. But you probably actually KNOW more, from the extra one-on-one time with professors, than a graduate from a larger school would.
Sarah from Martinsburg, WV
Very cheap, even for out of state students.
Kady from Hagerstown, MD
This is a great place, and it's cheaper than other places...unless you're out of state. As soon as you go out of state the tuition increases obscenely, so it gets a bit pricey. But hey, if you're paying for a college already and you know Shepherd is a good school like I did, you'll be able to pull it off, and it's a great college. Plus a lot of features are included in tuition, like meals, movies, concerts, shows, and going to the gym; a beautiful gym, if I might add. So it is definitely worth it. However, if price is really an issue and you're out of state, you might be better off finding a cheaper school, or maybe doing community college for a year or two til you can save up or something.
Nathan from Shepherdstown, WV
I feel like this school is an amazingly good deal. Like I mentioned above there are a lot of things that the university offers that is included in tuition so you don't have to pay for it. They have everything from film festivals to concerts to art shows to plays. The gym is free to students, the library is huge and very helpful, you may check out movies and Rosetta Stone's from the library free with your I.D. The meal plan is wonderful and very worth it to use all your meals every day. All in all I feel that Shepherd is a wonderful deal.
Amanda from Manassas, VA
Definitely as an in-state student Shepherd University is a great place and readily affordable compared to other schools.
Kayla from Bluefield, WV
Shepherd's tuition definitely isn't as expensive as many other colleges/universities around. It's pretty affordable when comparing your options. You do get your money's worth if you take advantage of all the things offered. There are multiple places to choose from for food, and they each take meal plan, so your not eating at the same place everyday either. Many schools don't let first year students have cars on campus, but Shepherd does. Although the parking pass does cost $65, it's very affordable when you look at another college that doesn't let students have a car till sophomore year and their parking pass is over $100. You will definitely get your money's worth here at Shepherd if, and only if, you enjoy being here.
Crystal from Owings, MD
I think that the dining hall packages could be lower priced for the quality of food you get.
Emma from Houston, TX
Average tuition and costs.
Charles from Pasadena, MD

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