Union University
Jackson, 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.
$31,980
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$18,076
$30k - $48k
$20,909
$48k - $75k
$20,779
$75k - $110k
$24,659
$110k+
$27,120
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.
$34,630
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.
$34,630
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.
$1,080
Books and Supplies
$1,600
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
86%
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.
24%
Average Aid Per Year
$22,770
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.
24%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,012
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$19,323
Students receiving state aid
68%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,049
Students receiving federal aid
24%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,012
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$26,868
$30k - $48k
$25,893
$48k - $75k
$25,035
$75k - $110k
$22,749
$110k+
$20,750
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.
$9,158,604
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$22,578,152

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.
56%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,207
Students receiving federal loans
56%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,456
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,983
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.
$20,750
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

4.01 Average Rating
At ~$30,000 a year, Union is definitely not light on the pocketbook. However, the professors are great, the campus is amazing, the students are friendly, and it's The oldest Christian university (founded in 1823) that is still connected to a State Convention (Tennessee Southern Baptist).
Kenan from Glen Carbon, IL
Union is very, very expensive. It is also a great university with much to offer. Thus it's a bit hard to measure the bang for the buck and that probably depends greatly on one's individual experience.
Kat
It's expensive and that's why I'm not sure if I can go there (but fingers crossed)
Hope from Woodstock, GA
I believe it'll be well worth it. However, it is very expensive, and even though my parents could afford it, it is a great deterrant to me. I have viewed and visited other schools that are less expensive, but what it boils down to is Union seems worth the cost for what you're getting. A private bedroom for each student is by far one of the greatest deciding factors for me in my search for a college. I believe that kind of privacy is very important for young adults. We're not children growing up in a Walton-sized household! I have my own room and like to keep it that way! I'm not anti-social, mind you, it's just nice to have your own space and your own life, if you know what I mean. I slept over in the dorms and their awesome!!!
Christa from Mays Landing, NJ
The tuition is a bit high, but the education is high quality and is worth every penny. If money is the problem, they will do everything they can to help you out. They have great scholarship opportunities as well.
Alma from Columbia, TN
The school is a little expensive but you get great housing and a wonderful education.
Megan from Springfield, VA
While Union is on the expensive side, it is definitely worth it for the education. Union is a top accredited school in all areas of academics. The School of Nursing, School of Education, and School of Pharmacy have all been recognized for the education they provide. It is also in the top tier of schools in its category for the 13th straight year in the U.S.News & World Report college rankings.
Kathryn from Bartlett, TN
Tuition a Union is very expensive. My parents continue to sacrafice material things for my education expenses. They consider it an investment in my future.
Justin from Belmont, MS
Union is a little pricey but its definitely worth it. Housing is amazing, even for freshmen! The quality of teaching is amazing and the teachers are definitely qualified to teach their classes. The campus is beautiful and classrooms are comfortable and technologically equipped. Union offers the highest quality of private education.
Jonathan from Jackson, TN
Union is very expensive... However, after attending a year there, I have no regrets and will have no regrets on the money that is spent on my tuition. Every penny is worth it because of the great experience students have at Union.

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