How to Pay for Yale

With undergraduate, medical, law, and business schools consistently ranked amongst the top in the nation (and recently 12th in the world), your education at Yale will come with no lack of prestige. That said, it also won’t come for free, so figuring out how to pay for Yale should be at the top of your priority list once you receive the coveted acceptance letter.

How much does it cost to attend Yale?

Undergraduate tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year at Yale cost $47,600. With nearly $20,000 in living and other expenses, this brought the total cost of attendance to $65,725.

MBA tuition at the Yale School of Management in 2015-2016 was $61,500, with additional expenses bringing the total yearly price to $88,500. Law school tuition in the same year was $55,800 for an estimated total of $78,326.

Medical student tuition for the 2016-2017 school year was $57,629, regardless of which year of the program students were in. Living and other expenses, however, differ by the year in school. First-year students should budget a total of $82,052, while second and third year budgets are closer to $90,000; the fourth year budget is $86,333.

What kind of financial aid does Yale offer?

Yale refers to scholarships and grants that need not be repaid as “gift aid.” There are three types of gift aid, including the Yale Scholarship, merit-based scholarships, and entitlement grants.

The Yale Scholarship is need-based and can range from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars per year. In the 2015-2016 school year, the average Yale need-based scholarship was $43,989.

Yale does not award undergraduate merit scholarships, but rather encourages students to research and apply for merit grants from external organizations such as private companies, employers, and nonprofits.

Entitlement grants are awarded by organizations not affiliated with Yale, and are based on “federal need, city or state of residence, or affiliation with an employer”. In the case you are awarded an entitlement grant, your Yale scholarship will be reduced accordingly.

MBA students have many options when it comes to paying for their degree. In fact, 73% of Yale MBA students receive financial aid. Applicants are automatically considered for dozens of merit-based scholarships and fellowships, and a full third of admitted students receive a merit scholarship. For those students who take out federal or private student loans and go on to work in public or nonprofit sectors, Yale’s Loan Forgiveness Program (the most generous loan forgiveness program amongst business schools) may help reduce the burden of loan payments.

In addition, students pursuing their own startup after graduating may be eligible for the Entrepreneurial Fellows Program, which allows payments to be deferred for up to two years, during which time Yale makes the interest payments on the loans on behalf of the student.

Many students at the number one law school in the United States receive scholarships and financial aid. In the 2015-2016 academic year, 71% of students received some sort of aid and 57% of students qualified for need-based scholarships. Yale Law School does not award merit-based scholarships but urges students to research external scholarship options.

Similarly, students at Yale’s School of Medicine will be considered for need-based scholarships, and should look into external scholarships should they wish to pursue merit-based grants. In that case that you are awarded an external scholarship, those funds will be used to replace your parent contribution and loans, rather than your Yale scholarship.

What kinds of extras should I expect to pay for at Yale?

Yale encourages students to go without a car on campus, touting the free shuttle system and other methods of transportation to and around campus. If you can’t live without your car, keep in mind you’ll need to apply for a permit (they are limited) and pay nearly $1,000 for a year of parking. Beyond parking, don’t forget about the other costs of bringing a car, such as gas and insurance.

Think about how you’ll spend your time outside of class and be sure to account for those expenses. Will you be traveling to Manhattan frequently for more lively weekends? Flying home to escape the winter? And, on that note, needing to purchase a new set of warm clothes to survive the negative temperatures? The typical travel and other expenses are accounted for in your estimated cost of attendance, but keep in mind anything above and beyond that you might be purchasing.  


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How to Pay for the University of Washington

Whether you’re looking forward to cherry blossoms in the spring or cheering on the Huskies, you’ll also receive a great education at UW. Loved by students and well-respected at the same time (UW’s medical school is ranked number one in primary care in the U.S.), you’ll join a force of more than 50,000 students when you enroll at UW. How to pay for UW might not be at the top of your mind just yet, but don’t forget to do your research before signing those commitment forms.

How much does it cost to attend UW?

As you might expect for a state school, residents and non-residents pay varying amounts of tuition. For the resident of Washington living away from home in the 2016-2017 academic year, total expenses are estimated to be $25,948, $10,753 of which is tuition. Total costs will be less for students living at home. The costs of food, housing, and other additional expenses are estimated to be the same for out-of-state students, but tuition of $34,791 brings the total estimate to $49,986. To reduce tuition costs, non-resident students may wish to research establishing residency in Washington state.

Resident law students in 2016-2017 will pay $32,469 in tuition, whereas non-residents will be charged $43,860. This brings total yearly costs to just over $50,000 for residents and $60,000 for non-residents. MBA students at the Foster School of Business starting in the fall of 2016 will pay $32,394 for resident tuition and $47,214 for non-resident tuition. Expenses beyond tuition are estimated at around $30,000 per year for business students.

Residents of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) pay far less for medical tuition than students from other states. For the 2015-2016 school year, residents from WWAMI paid $33,519 in tuition, whereas non-residents were charged $63,954. With additional expenses, students were expected to pay $54,619 (resident) and $84,814 (non-resident). It’s obvious that UW is committed to educating students from the WWAMI region not only in the cost, but also admissions statistics. For the entering class of 2015, nearly 20% of applicants from this region were admitted, whereas only 0.5% of non-WWAMI residents were accepted.

What kind of financial aid does UW offer?

Any non-resident students admitted to UW’s undergraduate program will be considered for a Purple & Gold Scholarship, which ranges from $5,500 to $8,500 per year for up to four years. The UW Diversity Scholarship awards $10,000 per year to high-achieving, underrepresented minority students. Transfer students coming from community colleges may also be eligible for one or both of two scholarships not available to freshman. Students should also research external scholarship programs – any need not met by scholarships can be fulfilled with federal and/or private student loans.

Law students wishing to be considered for UW Law Scholarships must submit an application once admitted. Continuing students may also apply. These scholarships are awarded based on merit, need, and other factors such as the area of interest within law. Separate from this application, students who demonstrate a commitment to a career in public service may apply for the William H. Gates Public Service Law Scholarship Program, which covers tuition, fees, books, living expenses, and more. Beyond these two programs, UW awards a limited amount of other grants based primarily on need, which means you’ll need to submit a FAFSA to be considered for these awards.

Foster School of Business awards need- and merit-based scholarships to more than one-third of MBA students. Merit scholarships require no additional application for first-year students; those wishing to apply for a second-year merit scholarship (which is largely based on academic and extracurricular performance during your first year) must apply online. Consideration for need-based scholarships requires both submission of the FAFSA and submission of the online scholarship application. Students are also encouraged to pursue a paid summer internship between the two years of MBA coursework, and some work part-time during their second year at the school.

The School of Medicine offers one need-based scholarship, which requires an additional application. Students are also encouraged to research external scholarship opportunities. Those few students paying non-resident tuition may apply for residency status in Washington State after one year of living there, which is not guaranteed but, if granted, could greatly reduce the cost of tuition.

What kinds of extras should I expect to pay for at UW?

While having a car on campus at UW is an option, but it’s an expensive one and the school discourages first-year students from it. Instead, they recommend the U-PASS, which gives you access to a number of shuttles, buses, and trains that travel around Seattle. If you’re from out of state, also consider the expense of getting home, even if only a few times per year.

Outside of many sporting and social events on campus, you’ll be close to a vibrant city with lots of young people, so you might find yourself spending weekends in downtown Seattle. Enjoy it! But don’t forget that entertainment, dining out, and shopping can add up if you make them habits.

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How to Pay for Temple University

Among the nation’s largest providers of professional education and home to nearly 30,000 undergraduates, you’ll be in good company regardless of your path of study at Temple. And with a plethora of need and merit-based scholarships available to students, chances are good that paying for your education at Temple won’t be quite as difficult as the sticker price might suggest.

But these scholarships won’t come without the proper preparation, so read on for more on how much Temple will cost, as well as options for financing your degree.

How much does it cost to attend Temple?

Temple undergraduate tuition varies by program of study, so check for exact rates here. In general, Pennsylvania resident tuition costs somewhere in the range of $15,000 to $20,000 per year, while out of state resident tuition costs closer to $30,000.

Some graduate programs, such as MBA programs at the Fox School of Business, are billed per credit hour. MBA costs differ based on whether you are in the online, part-time, global, or executive MBA program, but are generally between $1,000 and $2,000 per credit hour.

Student at Beasley School of Law in the 2015-2016 school year will pay $23,846 for in-state and $36,560 for out of state tuition. The evening JD program costs less and part-time JD students pay by credit hour.

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine charges significantly more in tuition. Pennsylvania residents pay $47,662, whereas non-residents pay $53,468 – both are charged $871 in fees.

In addition to tuition expenses, don’t forget that you’ll need to pay living expenses for the years you are in school. These will vary based on where you live and your discretionary spending habits, but undergraduates tend to spend around $20,000 per year, while graduate students should budget closer to $30,000.

What kind of financial aid does Temple offer?

Temple undergraduates will be considered for both need and merit-based scholarships. Academic merit scholarships for new incoming students can range from just $500 to full tuition; athletic scholarships may cover not only tuition, but also room, board, and additional costs. A number of other scholarships may be offered to graduates of specific high schools. Continuing students should also research scholarships specific they may be eligible to apply for.

Fox business students will need to research scholarships specific to their program. For example, the online MBA program offers its own set of merit scholarships starting at $2,500, as well as corporate partner and alumni scholarship programs. Full-time global MBA students will be eligible for a different 25-100% tuition merit scholarship.

Beasley law students are automatically considered for merit scholarships including Beasley Scholarships, Law Faculty Scholarships, Conwell Scholarships, and First Year Scholar Awards. Criteria for these awards include demonstrated academic excellence, LSAT scores, and financial need. Entering students may also apply for the Rubin-Presser Social Justice Fellows Program, the Justin Michael Ingerman Scholarship, and American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship, but must submit separate applications. In addition, dozens of endowed scholarships will be awarded often to one student at a time who meets specific criteria.  

All students accepted to the MD program at Lewis Katz will be considered for a number of both need and merit-based scholarships with no further application. Those students interested in service to the military or in rural areas should research the National Health Service Corp and Health Professions Scholarship Program, both of which provide scholarships to cover most expenses in exchange for service after graduating. For additional costs not covered by any scholarship, students can take out federal and/or private student loans.

What kinds of extras should I expect to pay for at Temple?

Your options for transportation to and around Temple are many, with a university-wide bike share program, PhillyCarShare locations close to campus, and campus shuttles – not to mention more traditional options including public transportation and driving. If you do go the car route, be sure to account for expenses associated with car ownership, including not only parking and gas but also maintenance and car payments.

Philadelphia isn’t known for mild winters, so if you hail from a warmer location, perhaps set aside a budget for a winter wardrobe. Similarly, consider transportation costs for getting home if you plan to return during the holidays, summer, or even more frequently.

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How to Pay for Rutgers University

With more than 67,000 students at any given time, Rutgers is sure to be a bustling, diverse experience, no matter what you study – and once you graduate, you’ll join an international network of nearly 500,000 Rutgers alums.

What’s more, with 80% of students receiving financial aid, paying for Rutgers should be in reach, regardless of your financial situation. Here we’ll outline what your Rutgers education will cost, as well as investigate the scholarship options you’ll have as a Rutgers student.

How much does it cost to attend Rutgers?

The cost of an undergraduate education from Rutgers depends on whether or not you’re a resident of New Jersey, which campus you’ll be on, and whether you’ll be commuting to school. Biomedical and health science students also pay a different amount. 

Residency status Campus Tuition Estimated total costs
New Jersey Residents Camden – Commuter $11,408 $14,238
New Jersey Residents Camden – On-campus $11,408 $26,008
New Jersey Residents Newark – Commuter $11,408 $13,829
New Jersey Residents Newark – On-campus $11,408 $26,752
New Jersey Residents New Brunswick – Commuter $11,408 $14,372
New Jersey Residents New Brunswick – On-campus $11,408 $26,506
Non-Residents Camden – Commuter $26,551 $29,381
Non-Residents Camden – On-campus $26,551 $41,151
Non-Residents Newark – Commuter $27,059 $29,480
Non-Residents Newark – On-campus $27,059 $42,403
Non-Residents New Brunswick – Commuter $27,059 $30,023
Non-Residents New Brunswick – On-campus $27,059 $42,157

Full-time Rutgers law students pay $24,067 if they are New Jersey residents and $36,481 if they are not. Beyond tuition, students pay a few thousand in fees (exact amount depending on their campus), as well as living costs.

Rutgers Business School will charge $12,919.50 for in-state students and $22,429.50 for non-residents in 2016-2017, and additional fees total $1,338. Living expenses for MBA students are typically estimated to be around $30,000 per year.

Rutgers operates two medical schools: the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Tuition costs the same at both; incoming students pay $39,288 (in-state) or $60,622 (out of state) and continuing students pay $37,791 (in-state) or $60,622 (out of state). Living expenses are estimated to be around $20,000 for students living at home, and $30,000 for students living on their own.

What kind of financial aid does Rutgers offer?

Both first-year students and transfers will be considered for a number of Rutgers scholarships, but should also research external funding they may be eligible for. First-year undergraduates may be awarded the Rutgers First-Year Student Award, the National Merit Scholarships/College-Sponsored Merit Award, a Class Endowed Scholarship, or the Theodore J. and F. Elizabeth Kirsch Southern California Scholarship (for eligible students from California) — all of which are merit-based.

Transfer students may be eligible for a Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Francis B. and Paige D. L’Hommedieu Scholarship, or the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship II, but should research whether they meet the criteria.

At Rutgers law, most students who are not New Jersey residents can qualify for in-state tuition after one year, and second and third year students can also look forward to merit-scholarships based on academic performance. First-year students will also be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Many students will take out federal and private student loans to cover their remaining costs. Those graduates pursuing careers in public service may be eligible for the loan repayment assistance program at both the Newark and Camden campuses.

All admitted full-time MBA students at Rutgers will be considered for a Rutgers Business School Graduate Scholarship. In addition, a number of endowed scholarships are offered by individuals, foundations, and corporations; students should check with the Admissions office to see whether they’re eligible for these fellowships.

Students of both of Rutgers’ medical schools can apply for a number of scholarships suggested by the college. Browse listings here and here to see if you might be eligible to apply. Federal and state grants can help students with demonstrated financial need; additional expenses may be financed with student loans.

What kinds of extras should I expect to pay for at Rutgers?

Many students report not needing a car on campus at Rutgers, but if you do decide to go down that route, permits cost a few hundred dollars per year, which is less than at some other universities. Don’t forget, however, the other ways a car will cost you – gas, insurance, and maintenance can really add up. Rutgers provides an inter-campus bus and shuttle system, so between that and city public transportation, you might have everything you need without a car.

While Rutgers campuses are located in some smaller cities, you might find yourself wanting to travel to New York City or Philadelphia for more dining, entertainment, and nightlife options. If this is the case, take into account the costs of not only getting to the other city, but also the expense of whatever it is you’re doing there. It’s great to be so close to so many things to do, but make sure taking part in fun activities doesn’t break the bank.

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How to Pay for Cornell

With many highly ranked programs and 14 colleges and schools in the United States and in Qatar, this Ivy League has been welcoming talented students since 1868. If you have your sights set on Cornell, think about not only how to woo the admissions committee, but also how to pay for your degree, whether it’s an undergraduate degree or one from one of Cornell’s various graduate programs, from business to medicine.

How much does it cost to attend Cornell?

Given many of Cornell’s undergraduate colleges receive funding from New York State, the tuition you pay will depend on whether or not you’re from New York. For the 2015-2016 school year, resident students paid $32,976 while non-residents paid $49,116. With nearly $20,000 in additional expenses estimates, resident students can expect a total yearly cost of close to $49,354 ($65,494 for non-residents).

Students in advanced degree programs don’t see these tuition differences. Law students paid $59,900 for 2015-2016 tuition and an estimated total of $80,132 for the year. Johnson Business School at Cornell charged $59,500 for tuition, and total expenses were estimated to be $84,960.

Similar to many other medical schools in the U.S., first and second-year students at Weill Cornell pay a bit less in total costs. For the 2016-2017 school year, all years will pay $52,50 in tuition. With additional expenses, however, first and second-year students pay closer to $80,000, while third and fourth-year students (whose school year is 11 or 12 months, as opposed to 10 months for underclassmen) pay closer to $90,000. These differences have to do mostly with additional living costs associated with paying living expenses for one or two more months.

What kind of financial aid does Cornell offer?

Cornell undergraduates with demonstrated financial need will be considered for grants and named scholarships awarded by the University. In the 2014-2015 school year, 96% of aid applicants received a Cornell University Grant, and students need not submit anything beyond their financial aid application to be considered.

Those students eligible for a Cornell University Grant will also be considered for an Endowed Scholarship. Similarly, students are considered automatically with their financial aid application, but Cornell encourages submission of the Endowed Scholarship Questionnaire.

In addition to federal grant programs, resident students will be considered for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program is their family taxable income is less than $80,001 and residents of New York. Those students studying STEM subjects at Cornell’s College of Agriculture & Life Sciences or College of Human Ecology should consider applying for the New York State STEM Incentive Program, which requires a separate application.

Cornell law students can apply to be considered for Institutional Scholarships, which are awarded to nearly 50% of students. The law school also encourages students to research external scholarships offered by various agencies and industry groups to secure additional funding. For the remaining expenses of becoming a lawyer, students can look to federal and private student loans.

Johnson MBA students will be considered for a portion of the $1.5 million in merit-based funding that Johnson awards each year to nearly 30% of students. In addition to merit scholarships, students may also apply to the Park Leadership Fellows Program. Twenty-five Park Fellows are selected each year and receive not only a full-tuition fellowship but also partake in a two-year leadership development program.

Weill Cornell students will be considered for various scholarships and grants only if they demonstrate financial need, and the college reports that 77% of students receive financial aid.

What kinds of extras should I expect to pay for at Cornell?

Students at Weill Cornell Medical College will think about this much differently that those in other programs, as Cornell’s medical school is located in the center of Manhattan – a much different environment than Ithaca, New York, where the main campus is located.

If you’re at the medical school, chances are you’ll save on expenses such as car ownership (most will tell you not to bother with a car on the Upper East Side), but likely spend more on rent and discretionary costs like dining out and entertainment.

If you’re an undergraduate, business, or law student, on the other hand, you might be spending more money on weekend escapes, given Ithaca’s relative isolation if you’re used to a bigger city. On-campus parking is limited and expensive, but available if you really want a car. Whether or not you plan to bring a car, consider how you might spend your weekends and whether that deserves an extra line item in your annual budget.

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How to Pay for UC Berkeley

Ranked the number one public university and number three global university, it’s not hard to see why UC Berkeley is highly competitive for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

Whether you’re already accepted, just applying, or halfway through your program, it’s important to understand how to pay for your degree from Berkeley. California residents are lucky to have access to reduced tuition costs, but regardless of where you hail from, be sure to fully account for the costs and financing options available at Berkeley.

How much does it cost to attend Berkeley?

Given that UC Berkeley is a state school, there are stark differences in tuition costs between California residents and nonresidents, particularly for undergraduates. Undergraduate in-state tuition in 2015-2016 was

Undergraduate in-state tuition in 2015-2016 was $13,432, as opposed to $38,140 for out-of-state students. With all expenses included, that amounts to $32,646 and $57,354 for resident and nonresident students, respectively. If you’re an out-of-state student, make sure going to Berkeley is really worth it and look into state schools in your home state if you’re looking to reduce costs.

These differences aren’t as significant for graduate students. In-state Haas MBA students paid $40,476 in tuition for the 2015-2016 school year, while nonresidents paid $42,537. This put total estimated costs for the year in the low $80,000’s for both populations. For this same year, Berkeley law students paid $48,654.50 for in-state tuition and $52,575.50 for out-of-state. Similarly, total costs for both were estimated to be around $80,000.

Berkeley does not have a medical school but offers a number of graduate degrees across a wide range of subjects. Check with your program to see what costs will be once you start at Berkeley.

What kind of financial aid does Berkeley offer?

Berkeley has many programs to help undergraduates afford their education. The Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan, available to residents of California whose family income is less than $80,000 per year, covers tuition and fees. The Middle Class Action Plan, available to students with a family income between $80,000 and $150,000, caps parent contribution towards their child’s education at 15 percent of income and both resident and nonresident students are eligible (although these funds may not be used to pay for nonresident fees or tuition). The Parent Grant is intended to help undergraduate student parents finance their education; UC Berkeley Grants are need-based and awarded to California residents based on their financial aid application.

Berkeley also offers a number of undergraduate scholarships. The Berkeley Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to more than 2,500 California resident students per year based on merit. The Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship is the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship and includes not only financial assistance, but also faculty mentorship, priority enrollment in classes, and other benefits. Students who attended a partner high school in the San Francisco Bay Area will be considered for a

Students who attended a partner high school in the San Francisco Bay Area will be considered for a Cal Opportunity Scholarship. Beyond scholarships, look into state and federal grants, work-study, federal and private student loans, and prizes and honors for Berkeley students.

Haas students have dozens of scholarships available to them but many require unique essay prompts to apply. The business school awarded approximately $5.8 million to students in 2014-2015, so it’s definitely worth looking into and applying for relevant scholarships. You can apply for various awards as both an entering and continuing student, so don’t lose hope if you don’t get an award right away.

Law students likewise aren’t at a loss for options. The Berkeley Law Opportunity Scholarship provides assistance to some students who are the first in their family to pursue a professional degree. UC Scholarships are generally awarded based on financial need; Entering Student Scholarships are awarded based on merit, and the type of awards vary by year.

What kinds of extras should I expect to pay for at Berkeley?

If you’re planning to bring a car to Berkeley, keep in mind that parking could cost you hundreds to thousands of dollars over the course of your time there, and that’s not mentioning car payments, insurance, maintenance, and (here’s hoping you avoid this one!) tickets.

If you go without a car, biking is a popular option to get around campus, and the Bear Transit system also serves the campus and surrounding areas. Bay Area Rapid Transit, or BART, is also available for longer trips to San Francisco or other areas in the East Bay.

Greek life is popular and highly rated at Berkeley, so if you see yourself at a fraternity or sorority, be sure to budget for the associated costs. Also remember that you’ll be close to San Francisco, which offers countless dining, shopping, and nightlife options, so it’s worth budgeting for this sort of discretionary expenses.

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How to Pay for UVA

Founded by Thomas Jefferson nearly two centuries ago, the University of Virginia boasts top programs, as well as robust schemes to help talented students pay for their education at UVA.

Ranked as the third best public national university by U.S. News & World Report, it’s no surprise that 89% of UVA students are admitted from the top 10 percent of their graduating class. Whether you’re just applying, already admitted, or halfway through your education at UVA, read on for more tips on how to pay for these next few years of learning.

How much does it cost to attend UVA?

Undergraduate living expenses (separate of tuition) at UVA are estimated to be around $15,000 per year. Tuition will vary by program of study, your year in school, and whether or not you’re a resident of Virginia, but residents pay close to $30,000 per year, whereas non-residents are charged about twice that amount.

The tuition difference for resident and nonresident UVA School of Medicine students is about $10,000 per year ($48,114 for residents in 2016-2017, $58,920 for nonresidents). With living expenses and other fees, total expenses for the year are close to $70,000-$75,000 (based on the year in school) for residents and $80,000-$85,000 for nonresidents.

Darden MBA students see less of a difference between resident and nonresident tuition. Tuition for first-year resident students in 2016-2017 is $60,500, whereas non-residents will pay $63,500 and international students $63,620. Taking health insurance, living expenses, transportation, and other fees and charges, Darden students can expect to pay close to $90,000 for their first year of business school.

The tuition gap of $3,000 based on state of residence is the same for UVA’s School of Law as for Darden. In-state tuition for 2016-2017 is $56,300 and out-of-state is $59,300, bringing total yearly costs close to $80,000 for law students.

What kind of financial aid does UVA offer?

Undergraduates at UVA have many scholarships and fellowships available to them. The Jefferson Scholarship Program, which selects 35 students per year, awards a four-year scholarship intended to cover the entire cost of attendance. Even those students not selected as Jefferson Scholars have plenty of options, including 88 scholarships and fellowships offered through the Center for Academic Excellence, General University Scholarships, Study Abroad Scholarships, and Alumni Fund Scholarships – not to mention scholarships offered by individual schools within UVA.

The UVA School of Medicine offers need-based scholarships for up to $20,500 per year for in-state students and $25,000 for out-of-state. In addition to federal and private student loans, UVA also offers school-funded loans based on need, which max out at $10,000 and do not accrue interest during school or in the six months following graduation. Students interested in careers in primary care should look into the General Scholars Program, which provides career development and curricular opportunities in addition to some scholarship funds.

Darden has a long list of scholarships available to both U.S. and international MBA students, including the Darden Merit Scholarship, Darden Jefferson Fellowship, and Batten Scholarships. The Darden Merit Scholarship covers one-third, one-half, or full tuition based on the applicant’s profile. Jefferson Fellowships (also seen above for undergraduates), which are awarded to just two MBA students per year, cover not only tuition but also all living expenses, including computer and research stipends. In addition to academic excellence, Jefferson Fellows exhibit “leadership, citizenship, integrity and honor”. Batten Scholarships cover full tuition, are awarded to up to ten students per year, and fall into three categories; Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Innovation. Browse through the other scholarships you might be eligible for to maximize your chances at securing additional financial aid.

Law school scholarships from UVA are awarded primarily based on merit and can range from $5,000 to full tuition. Some need-based scholarships may be awarded, but only when funds are available, and the school makes it clear that most need-based aid is awarded as student loans. Many external scholarships in smaller amounts are available, so students should see whether they’re eligible to apply for any of these.

What kinds of extras should I expect to pay for at UVA?

First-year students are not allowed a car on campus at UVA, so while this might seem like a burden, it may help lessen your expenses when it comes to transportation. The school recommends biking, the University Transit System, and Charlottesville Area Transit. If you do bring a car your second year, however, be sure to account for expenses like parking permits, insurance, gas, and maintenance.

Both Greek life and sports are big at UVA, so also budget some extra room to pay for fraternity or sorority dues, formal wear, Cavaliers gear, or travel to away games (if that’s your sort of thing). Both of these can be an integral part of your experience at UVA, but make sure you’re planning accordingly to be able to pay for these experiences when they come up.

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How to Pay for the University of the Pacific

Whether you’re about to embark on the Dugoni accelerated DDS program, halfway through your undergraduate career, or in one of the many other graduate programs offered by the University of the Pacific (UOP), it’s worth taking a minute to figure out how to pay for your education there.

Depending on which program you’re a part of, you could find yourself at one of three different campuses across Northern California, so be sure to take into account not just the cost of your program, but the cost of living in your new city.

How much does it cost to attend UOP?

For the 2016-2017 academic school year, UOP undergraduates will pay $44,688 in tuition and fees. Total costs are estimated to be $61,965 but keep in mind that this will vary based on your living situation, meal plan, and personal expenses.

UOP does not have a medical or business school, but is highly ranked in dentistry and offers JD, PharmD, and a number of other graduate programs. PharmD tuition depends on the year in school, as the first two years are three trimesters ($76,562 in the 2016-2017 academic year) while the third is two trimesters ($49,028). Total expenses are estimated to be $94,001 for the first two years and $61,886 for the third.

McGeorge School of Law, located in Sacramento and therefore separate from the main UOP facility in Stockton, costs an estimated $52,830 in tuition for day students and ranges from $39,510 to $44,580 for evening students. Additional expenses like housing and food are estimated to cost $21,744 per year.

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is also separate from the Stockton campus, located in downtown San Francisco. The DDS program lasts for three years, which is distinct from the typical 4-year DDS program and also means tuition is higher per year. For the 2016-2017 academic year, students will pay $104,585. In addition, students will need to pay a number of other significant fees, such as $11,935 for a “student doctoral kit”. Other expenses are estimated to total around $30,000 for the year – particularly high given living costs in San Francisco.

What kind of financial aid does UOP offer?

UOP offers a number of undergraduate scholarships – both those for which students are automatically considered and others that require a separate application. Transfer students have a unique set of scholarships separate from freshman scholarships.

The Regent’s, President’s, Provost’s, Dean’s, and Pacific Scholarships are all merit-based, do not require submission of the FAFSA, are awarded in amounts of from $2,000 to $10,000 per year, and can be renewed for up to four years (of five years for Engineering students). Scholarships that require a special application are available to cover more expenses and may include aspects beyond financial assistance.

The Powell Scholar Program, for example, gives students special access to funds for research and travel, as well as opportunities to conduct research, study abroad, and receive mentoring and leadership development not available to every student. Whether you’re a transfer or not, research the scholarships available to you and be sure to apply for any you’re eligible for.

Pharm D. students are unfortunately eligible for only small academic scholarships from UOP, ranging from $100 to $5,000 per year. McGeorge law students have more options, with scholarships for both first-year for continuing students. First-year students will be considered for scholarships based on their application materials. A large number of endowed scholarships exist for continuing students – criteria for these scholarships range from financial need to your chosen career trajectory.

Admitted DDS students will be considered for institutional scholarships based on their admission application. The school also urges students to research external scholarships through local civic organizations and community agencies. If students have an interest in serving in the military or areas with health care shortages after graduating, they should also look into Commitment Service Scholarships. To fund the remaining costs of the DDS program, students should look into federal and private loans, as well as Health Professions Student Loans, which are preferable because they do not charge interest while in school – but are only awarded to those students who demonstrate appropriate financial need.

What kinds of extras should I expect to pay for at UOP?

Your expenses outside of tuition and housing will depend partially on which UOP campus you’ll be attending. At Dugoni School of Dentistry, for example, you’ll be living in one of the most expensive cities in the country, so expenses like housing, dining out, and entertainment will likely total more than they would in Stockton or Sacramento. That said, you’ll likely save on transportation, as many residents of San Francisco find it easy to go without a car. In Sacramento or Stockton, on the other hand, you’ll probably want a car, and while parking is free on campus, the many other expenses associated with car ownership can add up quickly.

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How to Pay for MIT

Whether you’re headed to MIT for a pirate certificate or a Ph.D. in computational science, you’re guaranteed to receive a top-quality education, with 12 of MIT’s programs ranked number one globally.

The professors at MIT contribute to the high-quality education offered, with many current and past faculty members having received Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, the National Medal of Science, and countless other awards and accolades.

Regardless of your program of study at MIT, there’s no getting around the fact that attending a private college can be pricey. First, understand what MIT will cost you, then investigate your various financial aid options to maximize the amount of scholarship and grant aid that won’t have to be repaid.

Lastly, don’t forget to take into account expenses beyond tuition and housing, such as transportation and entertainment, as these things can add up and throw off even a well thought out budget.

How much does it cost to attend MIT?

Undergraduate prices for MIT hover close to what you’d expect to pay at the Ivy Leagues (MIT is not an Ivy, but is ranked highly nonetheless, surpassing many Ivy Leagues). Tuition for the 2015-2016 school year was $46,704, and total costs were estimated to be $63,250.

MIT Sloan business students should expect to pay a bit more, with 2015-2016 tuition costing $65,750, pushing yearly total costs close to six figures. MIT does not have a medical or law school, but students are able to pursue a graduate degree through one of 24 graduate departments. Tuition for non-Sloan graduate students is $24,070, not including a number of miscellaneous fees. Keep in mind this does not include the cost of living and other expenses.

What kind of financial aid does MIT offer?

MIT undergraduate scholarships are awarded based on financial need. In the 2014-2015 school year, 56% of undergraduates received an average of $36,566 in MIT scholarships and 33% of students attended tuition-free. The money for these scholarships come from endowed funds, gifts from alumni and friends, and “general” MIT funds. Undergraduates have access to the same federal loan programs as students attending other schools; international undergraduates, however, can take out an MIT Technology Loan, which is awarded based on financial need and does not accrue interest until repayment begins.

Students admitted to MIT Sloan are automatically considered for a number of fellowships and scholarships awarded by both Sloan and by other departments at MIT. The Legatum Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Leadership, awarded to students who are actively building a product or service in the developing world, and MIT Public Service Center Fellowships both require a separate application. Students are also encouraged to apply for financial assistance from external organizations.

Beyond scholarship aid, students can be considered for federal and private student loans by submitting MIT’s Graduate Loan Application and the FAFSA. While international students may experience more difficulty getting a loan without a cosigner, MIT guarantees loan availability for students from most countries via the MIT Federal Credit Union.

What kinds of extras should I expect to pay for at MIT?

Given the excellent public transportation to and from Cambridge, MIT discourages students, even upper-class undergraduates and graduate students who are able to secure Student Resident Parking, from bringing cars to campus.

Freshman undergraduates are not permitted to bring cars. If you do decide you’ll need a car, keep in mind that, in addition to insurance premiums and car payments, you’ll need to pay hundreds per month for an MIT parking permit.

Greek life at MIT is spoken highly of amongst undergraduates, so if you plan to join a fraternity or sorority, set aside some extra money to pay for these expenses. Chapter dues, as well as other miscellaneous fees, can add into the thousands, not to mention what you’ll need to buy for the many events surrounding Greek life.

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How to Pay for Baylor University

Whether you’ve been in Waco for a few years or have yet to step foot on campus, you’re smart to be thinking of how to pay for Baylor. With a medical school ranked in the top 10, a picturesque campus, and a thriving sports community, you’ll be proud to be a Bear for many reasons. Read on for more details on how to pay for your time at Baylor.

How much does it cost to attend Baylor?

For the 2016-2017 academic year, undergraduate tuition at Baylor will cost $18,998 per semester, or $37,996 for the year. On-campus meal plans cost around $5,000 for the year, and residence hall fees are closer to $6,000; both will vary by the plan you select. Keep in mind other student fees such as parking permits, the $100 Chapel fee, and others.

For the same school year, graduate business students at the Hankamer School of Business will pay $21,403 per semester ($42,806 for the year) in tuition and fees. Over a two-year MBA program, that totals more than $80,000 in tuition alone, not to mention living expenses. These additional costs will vary based on whether you live on or off-campus and your discretionary spending habits.

Law students at Baylor are billed for tuition per credit hour – for a typical 14 credit hour semester, the cost is $18,312, or $36,624 for the school year. In addition to student fees, law students should take into account their living expenses during their three years at Baylor.

Baylor College of Medicine tuition is much less than many other top medical schools – particularly for residents of Texas, who paid just $6,550 for the 2015-2016 school year. Unfortunately for out-of-state students, tuition cost $19,650. Total cost of attendance for this year was estimated to be $31,450 and $44,550 for resident and nonresident students, respectively.

What kind of financial aid does Baylor offer?

Undergraduates at Baylor have access to various types of financial aid. In addition to federal need-based grants, residents of Texas are eligible for the Tuition Equalization Grant, which is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need. For students hoping to work to cover part of the cost of their education, the Federal Work-Study program is an option. Students who do not submit a FAFSA may also apply for University Work-Study, but keep in mind that Federal Work-Study students are given priority.

Undergraduate scholarships at Baylor fall into three different categories: Baptist, Committee, and Departmental scholarships. Baptist Scholarships are largely for students somehow associated with the Baptist church; Committee Scholarships are awarded to enrolled students, so are not available to freshman. Departmental Scholarships, however, include many options. The Baylor website even offers a search function, allowing you to identify the most appropriate Departmental Scholarships for your profile and path of study.

MBA students will be considered for tuition scholarships based on their admission application. These scholarships cover 25-100% of tuition and are awarded based on “work experience, GMAT/GRE score, and academic record”, in descending priority. Graduate assistantships are also available, and offer the option to work ~10 hours per week with a faculty/staff member in the business school. These positions are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Beyond scholarships and assistantships, submitting a financial aid application will ensure you are considered for grants, loans, and work-study programs as a business student.

Law students can rely on scholarships, federal loans, private student loans, and College Access Loans (for residents of Texas). Students who graduated from Texas A&M University or Abilene Christian University who hope to attend law school should seriously consider Baylor, as the Presidential Scholarship from Baylor offers a full-tuition scholarship to graduates of these schools. The Dean’s Academic Excellence Scholarship and Leon Jaworski Scholarship for Outstanding Undergraduate Advocates offer scholarships to promising entering students. For students who didn’t shine as an undergraduate, but do in law school, 2L and 3L Academic Scholarships offer these people the chance at merit scholarships.

Baylor College of Medicine MD candidates will be considered for both merit and need-based scholarships. Scholarships awarded based on financial need are primarily for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and these funds are not guaranteed for more than one year.

What kinds of extras should I expect to pay for at Baylor?

If you’re planning to bring a car to Waco, be sure to account for costs like car payments, insurance, and parking. A yearly parking permit at Baylor costs $350. It’s not cheap, but much less expensive than parking would be in, say, a major metropolitan city.

Whether or not to have a car may depend on where you’re from. Other students recommend bringing a car if you’re from elsewhere in Texas. If you’ll need to fly home, however, chances are you’ll need to fly out of Dallas or Austin. Students recommend coordinating with friends from the city you’ll be flying out of to hitch a ride to the airport.

Greek life at Baylor is reported to be mediocre, but if joining a fraternity or sorority is on your bucket list, make sure you budget for membership dues and other expenses associated with Greek life. Sports, on the other hand, are quite popular, so if you’ll be traveling to many away games, consider how those costs will add up and ultimately impact your wallet.

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