Stephens College
Columbia, MO, 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.
$23,249
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$19,241
$30k - $48k
$20,595
$48k - $75k
$22,799
$75k - $110k
$27,117
$110k+
$29,501
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.
$30,950
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.
$30,950
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.
$10,071
Books and Supplies
$2,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
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Financial Aid Email: finaid@stephens.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
67%
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.
46%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,012
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.
46%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,112
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,579
Students receiving state aid
33%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,994
Students receiving federal aid
86%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,112
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$24,993
$30k - $48k
$23,639
$48k - $75k
$21,435
$75k - $110k
$17,117
$110k+
$14,733
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$4,199,294

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.
86%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,670
Students receiving federal loans
84%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,186
Average Other Loans Per Year
$8,627
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.
$15,812
Loan Default Rate
7%
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.
$270

What Students Are Saying

3.85 Average Rating
Expensive school, but the amount of financial aide available makes it about the same price as in state tuition to a public university.

Get the lowest meal plan--you get the same amount of flex points no matter what. And it's cheaper to go buy your own groceries then it is to eat in the commons.

The food is looking up! They've had more options this year and they're trying to make it healthier. They offer vegan and vegetarian options as well. There's always a fresh salad bar.
Caitlin from Columbia, MO
I am not sure about how much bang I am getting for my buck, but I sure am busy and challenged.
Sarah from Columbia, MO
Unfortunately I cannot rate this a 5. Our school is decently expensive, but there are ways around it. Almost 95 percent of our students are rewarded scholarships that help them pay. This is a private institution, so it will be more expensive than a public university. From my personal story: the Stephens staff new I was tight on money and did everything in their power to help me find ways to pay for it. I was awarded and told about many scholarships, loans, and student working opportunities.
Meredith from Leawood, KS
the academic charge is worth every penny, the room and board is a bit on the expensive side but overall it all pays off.
Nae from Kansas City, MO
Stephens is a highly respected college known throughout the US. The list of alumni who have gone on to great things is quite large and will only continue to grow with each graduating class. This group of alumni is also a great source for internships and employment after graduation. While tuition is higher than some other institutions, the benefits and perks of a private college are quite nice.
Madison
The teachers really want to see you succeed, so they will do whatever they can to help you.
Savannah from Pinellas Park, FL
It is VERY expensive, but the education is wonderful as is the experience.
Anon from Columbia, MO

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