Rather than paying the full sticker price for a college education, most students receive a financial aid package that eases the burden with scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study options, while the amount and type of aid may vary among students.
However, some types of financial aid are definitely more desireable than others, and some students will receive more aid than others.Find out more by scrolling down the page.
$6,326.00 is the typical Christopher Newport University’s first year financial aid package. About 75% of first year students receive financial aid, most of which is in the form of loans.
Financial aid helps lower the cost, or the full retail price of the institution. But bear in mind that the only true college discount is scholarships & grants.
Worried about the student loans that might be part of a financing offer? View the average amount of debt per student at Christopher Newport University.
Institutional scholarships and grants are financial aid awards given by colleges and universities to help students manage tuition costs and other education-related expenses. These awards, which do not need to be repaid, can be classified as merit-based or need-based. Students who excel academically, possess unique talents, or have specific skills can be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships. Factors such as high school performance, standardized test scores, or participation in extracurricular activities often contribute to eligibility for these scholarships. Need-based institutional grants, on the other hand, are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. The amount given is generally based on the student’s family’s financial situation, aiming to cover the gap between the cost of attendance and the family’s capacity to pay. To assess a student’s eligibility for need-based grants, colleges and universities may rely on information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or other financial aid forms. Institutional scholarships and grants are essential for students, as they can substantially lower college expenses and make higher education more affordable.
The next numbers refer to grants and scholarships mainly supplied by the college itself.
52% of new students (638 total) were given scholarships at Christopher Newport University, averaging $3,376.00 per student. This puts it in the top 50th percentile among colleges and universities nationwide.
As well as scholarships, 13% of freshmen (164 total) received a federal grant, for about $4,956.00 a person.
Amount of Financial Assistance Per Income Level
The table shows scholarship and grant allocations by income for first-year students receiving any type of federal Title IV assistance, including Federal PLUS loans.
|Income Level||Percent of Freshman||Average Assistance|
|Income 110k +||15.27%||$1,666.00|
The table above shows students who are receiving Title IV aid, which is federal assistance from the government in the form of grants, loans, and work-study. Learn more.
740 CNU undergrads obtain grant aid (this is about 75% of the entire undergraduate student population). The average amount these students receive is $6,326.00.
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