Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock, PA, 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.
$19,614
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,652
$30k - $48k
$15,017
$48k - $75k
$18,911
$75k - $110k
$22,555
$110k+
$23,424
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.
$10,507
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.
$14,615
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.
$10,446
Books and Supplies
$1,624
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

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100
60%
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.
33%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,019
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.
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,478
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,544
Students receiving state aid
43%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,785
Students receiving federal aid
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,478
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.
$20,013,051
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$7,134,731

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.
80%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,913
Students receiving federal loans
78%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,757
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,767
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.
$19,500
Loan Default Rate
4%
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.
$259

What Students Are Saying

3.93 Average Rating
Your money is well spent at Slippery Rock. They have different meal plans to fit every person's needs. They also have options for flex that can be spent anywhere on campus and a system called Rock Dollars which is like a pre paid credit card. It can be used anywhere on campus and also at select places in the actual town. Including the Subway, McDonalds, Giant Eagle, Tattoo places and many other shops in town.
Jamie from New Castle, PA
A great school for little cost. School costs can really creep up on you but Slippery Rock offers several opportunities to make money. They have so many on campus jobs and financial help.
Russel from Uniontown, PA
Quaker Steak has nights where they will do $0.60 boneless wings, and other special events throughout every month during the school year. The bookstore will sell special event, or game day t-shirts for 5-10 dollars throughout the year. This is a great way to stock up for Green and White Fridays! The Bookstore also has an awesome Christmas sale every year.
Cassidy from Zelienople, PA
I consider SRU a bargain school. This is a great quality, D2, out-of-state/in-state school. The price is not too much and out of it you get many free events, great education, great social life, and an overall great experience. I would never pay more for another school. This school is a great price that offers many scholarships, and it is just an overall wonderful school.
Elyssa from Tuckerton, NJ
The new dorms are absolutely worth every penny. You are able to have your own room or if you wish to share you can! The beauty about them is that you do not have to share a bathroom with more than 1 other person. This makes it a lot more convenient to plan schedules.

The meal plans are also very flexible for the needs of the students. The campus offers flex dollars, meal swipes, and Rock Dollars. Rock Dollars are also accepted at our local Giant Eagle (grocery store) and the restaurants on Main Street.
Lindsay from Mc Kees Rocks, PA
Yes, it's actually a affordable school for a college! I'm out of state and it's cheaper then some school's in my state.
Brian from Baltimore, MD
Slippery Rock is very affordable, and so far, I feel that I am getting a quality education.
Amy from Coraopolis, PA
Slippery Rock is a cheaper college and you will most certainly get your moneys worth. The professors are awesome, facilities great, and the times you will have on campus are priceless.
Taylour from Bainbridge, PA