Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA, 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.
$29,219
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$21,855
$30k - $48k
$27,637
$48k - $75k
$25,853
$75k - $110k
$28,094
$110k+
$33,176
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.
$53,610
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.
$53,610
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.
$13,120
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
83%
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.
19%
Average Aid Per Year
$32,962
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.
19%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,087
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$31,353
Students receiving state aid
20%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,596
Students receiving federal aid
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,087
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$42,859
$30k - $48k
$37,077
$48k - $75k
$38,861
$75k - $110k
$36,620
$110k+
$31,538
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$11,065,443

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.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,353
Students receiving federal loans
69%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,481
Average Other Loans Per Year
$16,310
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.
$27,000
Loan Default Rate
1%
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

3.66 Average Rating
Ursinus is expensive, but the school makes up for it with EXTREMELY generous gifts of financial aid and merit scholarships. The level of education received here is worth almost twice what you pay for it. Most importantly the connections and people you meet here can pay you any dividends you may have lost by attending a state school at least tenfold!
Douglas from South Waverly, PA
Even though the college is expensive, the level of education you will receive and the memories you will make are totally worth it!
Kaitlyn
Though the school's price may seem very overwhelming at first glance, the Financial Aid department works hard with the students to lessen the burden of paying for school. Jobs are also very available on and off campus. The education provided with the lively social environment is truly worth the cost.
Stephanie
Look, I'm not going to lie. Ursinus is a very expensive school. If you can somehow get the cost down by getting an Ursinus Scholarship or Creative Writing Scholarship, the cost is worth it. However, even if you have to pay the full 50k+ amount to get here, I would still say the education you receive here is worth it.
Kyu Chul from Fort Lee, NJ
Ursinus is definitely expensive- which is something that shouldn't be overlooked when choosing a school. However, Ursinus was recently ranked in the top 10 schools for graduate salary vs. price of degree by SmartMoney Magazine. Also, being a private school, they have a large endowment fund, and aid very well.
Katie from lanoka harbor, NJ
The average student aid received from Ursinus is about $23,000. 60% of graduates employed and 30% attending graduate or professional school full-time. Another 7% of the class are completing fellowships or engaged in a year of service. 75% of Ursinus graduates enter graduate or professional school within 5 years. An acceptance rate into medical, law, and business schools after graduating from Ursinus exceedes 90%.
Ursinus offers many scholarships, merit and need-based. There's a scholarship weekend in the spring for high school seniors to interview for merit-based scholarships. Also, finding on-campus jobs is relatively easier at Ursinus than at many of the schools my friends attend. You can start an on-campus job as soon as you start your freshman year, and you can apply for a job by early August before freshman year. Also, a laptop is provided for all 4 years, including receiving a new one after sophomore year. Laptop insurance is one of the fees charged with tuition. And resident halls are nicer that at many other schools. The freshman dorms are closest to the various campus buildings, and each building has a kitchen, lounge (with big screen TV), and free laundry facilities. And unlike at many other colleges, you can select the specific room you want to live in each year, through a lottery process.
Jennifer
Ursinus seems expensive but they give out a lot of financial aid.
Meghan from Levittown, PA

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