Can I Afford KWU?

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If you think the only difference between a public and private university is the price tag, think again. The bottom line cost between the two may vary only slightly when you factor in financial assistance. That’s the way it is at KWU – where grants, scholarships and other funds can bring tuition cost in line with that of a state university.

If the cost at a public or private university is much the same, there the similarity ends. Public institutions can’t come close to providing many of the benefits that characterize Kansas Wesleyan University. At KWU, professors get to know you personally and care about your success. Thanks to small classes, you can look forward to lively discussions and individualized instruction. A close-knit campus community gives you the opportunity to be known and to make a name for yourself. Still, those are only a few of the benefits.

Here is a link to a short video from the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities that explains:

http://www.naicu.edu/special_initiatives/Nine_Myths/

The small amount of time it takes to apply for financial assistance translates into big dividends. For all you receive in return, it’s well worth the effort.

Graduating on time - in 4 years - can really save you money on your education.   Below you can see how the amount of time it takes you to receive your degree affects the "price" of your education.

See below for examples of financial assistance packages or go to  http://www.kwu.edu/admissions/net-price-calculator for the net price calculator.

Example 1: Parent(s) 2012 adjusted gross income – $26,000
Out-of-state resident, GPA – 3.0; ACT 20+; Applied by March 15.

Federal Pell Grant

    $ 5,645

Pioneer Scholar / Activity Scholarship

       9,000*

Residence Hall Award

       2,600*

Fed. Direct Stafford Student Loan

       3,500

Fed. Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Student Loan

       2,000

Federal Perkins Loan

       4,000

TOTAL ASSISTANCE

$26,745


Example 2: Parent(s) 2012 adjusted gross income – $45,000
Kansas resident, GPA – 3.0+; ACT 20+; Applied by March 15.

Federal Pell Grant

    $ 2,100

Pioneer Scholar / Activity Scholarship

       9,000*

Residence Hall Award

       2,600*

Kansas Comprehensive Grant

       3,500

Fed. Direct Stafford Student Loan

       3,500

Fed. Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Student Loan

       2,000

Federal Perkins Loan

       3,500

Total Assistance

$26,200

Example 3: Parent(s) 2012 adjusted gross income – $95,000
Kansas resident, GPA – 3.0+; ACT – 20+; Applied by March 15.

Pioneer Scholar / Activity Scholarship

    $ 9,000*

Residence Hall Award

       2,600*

Kansas Comprehensive Grant

       3,500

Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

       5,500*

TOTAL ASSISTANCE

$20,600

*Program available regardless of income.

General Assumptions for all above examples: Student’s 2012  income – $2,400; four in the family; one in college; living in KWU Residence hall.