Southern Adventist University
Collegedale, TN, 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.
$20,762
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$16,607
$30k - $48k
$18,070
$48k - $75k
$20,010
$75k - $110k
$23,558
$110k+
$25,252
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.
$21,950
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.
$21,950
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.
$7,740
Books and Supplies
$1,100
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
69%
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.
35%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,645
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.
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,755
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,102
Students receiving state aid
18%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,607
Students receiving federal aid
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,755
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$15,522
$30k - $48k
$14,059
$48k - $75k
$12,119
$75k - $110k
$8,571
$110k+
$6,877
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.
$16,373,394
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$6,414,408

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
$9,656
Students receiving federal loans
55%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$8,403
Average Other Loans Per Year
$12,496
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
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.
$286

What Students Are Saying

4.08 Average Rating
Its pretty easy to get a job on campus and there are so many places around that will hire people for all types of reasons.
Child of God from Norcross, GA
For a private school Southern isn't really that expensive. They also offer scholarship options for that extra financial push.
Gianna from Collegedale, TN
it is around $24,000 i believe but you are paying for christian education and the facilities. it can be a struggle but there are numerous job opportunities offered on campus. take advantage of what is offered and you will get your monies worth.
Che-lei from Bermuda
It's a sacrifices that worth Investing for a private school
Joel from Brentwood, MD
The people you will meet in Southern will stick around long after college. Some students and parents compare southern to a marriage program because every Adam has his Eve. With so many students Southerns students make Southern what it really is. Everyone is super friendly. Maybe its the awesome weather! Definitely a place for the single students.
Dennys from Apopka, FL
I've been fortunate to be raised around mission minded people. I've been to at least a dozen different countries on mission trips lasting from 2 wks to about 11 months! When I graduate from college I hope to devote a large part of my time to mission work!
Jessica from Pioneer, TN

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