Stetson University
Deland, FL, 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.
$26,883
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$23,479
$30k - $48k
$24,125
$48k - $75k
$27,883
$75k - $110k
$29,145
$110k+
$29,369
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.
$46,030
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.
$46,030
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.
$13,052
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

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.
32%
Average Aid Per Year
$30,974
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.
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,479
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$26,340
Students receiving state aid
66%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,397
Students receiving federal aid
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,479
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$34,482
$30k - $48k
$33,836
$48k - $75k
$30,078
$75k - $110k
$28,816
$110k+
$28,592
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.
$1,896,960
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$30,980,861

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.
62%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,997
Students receiving federal loans
61%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,879
Average Other Loans Per Year
$17,303
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.
$287

What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
Stetson is a very expensive school to attend but they do their best to give you as much money as they can to help you out. Although it is very expensive, graduating from such a prestigious school will most likely land you a great job that will help pay for student loans you may have accumulated while attending school.
Keegan from Wesley Chapel, FL
Stetson is dang expensive, but they help out a lot! I received scholarships for grades and vocal performance. Make sure you check out all your options because even though Stetson seems out of reach, it is not. You can defiantly find money through cool programs like Cappex and other scholarship engines.
Rebekah from Brandon, FL
I'll cut to the chase, Stetson is expensive. But if you want a cheap school, your education and environment won't be the same as a Stetson student's. The great thing about Stetson is that its small size allows classes to be small - I never had a class over 40 students, for example, whereas my sister who went to the University of Central Florida had classes over 100 people that she couldn't even attend because the classroom was full. I was able to meet my professors virtually whenever I wanted, talk with them, even have meals with them. It's expensive, but if you want the private-school level academics mixed with a comfortable homey atmosphere where you can talk to advisors and professors every day, it's worth every cent.
Gary Allegra Jr.
So yes, Stetson is small, classes are small, professors are awesome, campus life is great…but that all comes at a price (and a rather large one at that). Being private, Stetson does not receive state funds anywhere near the extent that public institutions do. Tuition is a bit higher than most Florida schools, but not quite as extreme as many northern schools, so at least there’s that. In addition, the leaders of this University truly seek students who desire to be here, so there is an incredible amount of financial aid provided. I worked hard in high school and was fortunate enough to have a large financial aid package, and I know many students who can say the same.
But that doesn’t mean everything is overpriced. The Study Abroad options here are outstanding, with all of one’s financial aid carrying over. Essentially, I could study here in DeLand, FL, or study overseas in Scotland for the same price, in my case, close to free. Who can complain about that, especially when many institutions have additional fees for these great opportunities?
Maria Harper
The major drawback for me is the cost of attendance. It is not cheap. Even after scholarships and grants, I still have to take out loans each semester to pay for school. This is not the case for all students though. Many do receive enough financial aid to attend Stetson for free.
G.M.
If there is anything bad to say about Stetson it would have to be the price. It is a lot more expensive than the big state schools like UF. In fact, it costs about as much as northern private universities. They do try to help their students with financial aid. I got a pretty generous financial aid package, but I still have had to take out loans to cover the costs. And with recent cuts to student aid at the state and federal level, Stetson's one flaw can really turn out to be a big one. I've had a couple friends who have had to drop out because they can't afford it anymore. Stetson is a really great school though, so you can make the argument that it is well worth the price.
Jasmine from Palm Coast, FL
At this point Stetson sounds like it has to problems or issues. Wait, what is that? Oh look that's the backhand of reality. This is how I felt the first time I saw the tuition. I'm from a low middle class Hispanic family so we are not exactly sipping from golden goblets that are encrusted with diamonds and living la vida loca. Thankfully, Stetson knows that it costs a lot and tries everything to help you afford it. The Financial Aid Office is filled with amazing people that are willing to help you get through this wall and quell any worries you have. Also if you think they made a mistake in your bill, do not feel nervous about calling them. They are there to help and will fix any mistakes that they have made. Overall, Stetson is worth the cost.
Aniarka from Miami, FL
Quite an expensive school, but well worth it.
Jasmine from Titusville, FL
It is a very expensive school, but they are aware of how expensive they are. The short time that I've been here there have been many chances to get free merchandise, sporting events, and even free coffee (perfect for midterms). This isn't the type of school that looks down on those that need financial aid (99% of the school is on it), but instead embraces those that were willing to come here and apply themselves.
Kayla from Jacksonville, NC

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