University of Charleston
Charleston, WV, 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.
$14,138
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,417
$30k - $48k
$15,073
$48k - $75k
$13,639
$75k - $110k
$15,952
$110k+
$15,067
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.
$21,397
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.
$21,397
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.
$9,400
Books and Supplies
$1,800
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

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.
30%
Average Aid Per Year
$27,512
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.
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,559
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$25,956
Students receiving state aid
43%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,792
Students receiving federal aid
50%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,559
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$27,744
$30k - $48k
$25,088
$48k - $75k
$26,522
$75k - $110k
$24,209
$110k+
$25,094

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
$7,119
Students receiving federal loans
85%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,024
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,825
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.
$12,500
Loan Default Rate
6%
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.
$216

What Students Are Saying

4.00 Average Rating
The University of Charleston has decided to lower tuition to the amount of $19,500 for incoming students in the Fall of 2012. Considering that this is a private institution, that is a good deal. Though the tuition is higher than many state schools, one definitely gets what they pay for. The facilities are fantastic, the dorms are outstanding, and the staff is unparalleled.
ElizabethR from Charleston, WV
UC is a pretty expensive school, but they also help students with everything. When I was going to school there they handled almost all of my financial aid and course scheduling. All I really had to do was show up, learn and get awesome grades. I have also been a student at a public university, where I had to stay on top of everything. If I didn't constantly harass the financial aid, student services and registration offices, then nothing would get done. So, although UC was a lot more expensive, it was definitely worth it to have people who work at the university actually helping students like they are supposed to.
Jennifer from Charleston, WV
My experience at University of Charleston was the best I've had yet on another campus. The faculty made me feel comfortable and at ease with all my scheduling and classes. They provided me with every detail and information that I was looking for, and even more information that I failed to come up with of my own. The area is beautiful and offers a lot of historical background to the campus. It is located in the capital so it is a very nice small town feeling. It's very green and the nature is beautiful all around the campus and city. There's plenty of things to do and keep you busy when you are away from your studies. I can't wait to start to education at University of Charleston. I have complete faith and assurance that my education will be at its best here.
Gabrielle Johnson from Tempe, AZ
UC has a very good reputation within Charleston.
Emily from Mullens, WV

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