Sterling College
Sterling, KS, 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.
$19,556
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$17,344
$30k - $48k
$16,546
$48k - $75k
$20,103
$75k - $110k
$22,027
$110k+
$22,103
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.
$26,000
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.
$26,000
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.
$8,506
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@sterling.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
72%
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.
40%
Average Aid Per Year
$14,924
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.
40%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,115
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$12,113
Students receiving state aid
27%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,081
Students receiving federal aid
48%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,115
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$17,758
$30k - $48k
$18,556
$48k - $75k
$14,999
$75k - $110k
$13,075
$110k+
$12,999
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.
$2,825,133
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$652,130

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.
82%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,223
Students receiving federal loans
82%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,226
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,632
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.
$14,000
Loan Default Rate
9%
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.
$255

What Students Are Saying

3.75 Average Rating
Sterling does cost a whole lot, but they will try to work with you and help supply you with scholarships. But there is a certain amount of effort on your part to search out for scholarships to help you.
Katy from Reserve, NM
Small Christian Colleges sure are expensive, but Sterling is pretty affordable. It can be expensive, but it really is an investment. One fantastic thing about sterling is you can get scholarships for almost anything. I have an academic scholarship, a music scholarship, and a theater scholarship (and I'm not even apart of the theater department, I just take part in plays or musicals every so often). Many people receive sports scholarships or major scholarships (for example my friend Brianna has a biology scholarship because that is her major). The thing to remember when looking at colleges isn't how much the tuition is, its how much the tuition is after scholarships. Get out there! Check out schools and apply for scholarships!
Ashley from Sterling, KS
Relative to other Private and Christian Colleges Sterling is one of the most inexpensive, but with that said it is more expensive than your state schools and jucos. It is going to be what you put in, if you mess around and just get by you're not going to get as much value as you would like.

Something that you should keep in mind is the the value of a Christian College and the value of resources you have a Sterling.
Matt from Orange County, CA
This campus is filled with a whole bunch of fun, but also being at a small Christian college it gets a little expensive, but the academics staff here always helps you find ways that you can help pay for school or can figure out a payment plan that fits your needs.
Yolanda from Anchorage, AK
Dollar General right across the street; I feel like I picked the right College.
Stephany from Sterling, KS

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