Can You Afford College of the Ozarks?

Concerned about paying for college? Take a look at Hard Work U’s financial aid options, including grants, scholarships, and student loans, then calculate the net price based on your income level to determine if you can afford to attend this school.

2020 - 2021 Costs Between $10,757 and $31,420

Feeling a little stressed about paying $31,420 to attend College of the Ozarks each year? This number can be deceiving, and for many, the net price you pay will be less.

While there is no tuition reduction for Missouri students, 100.0% of freshmen receive some form of financial aid, with the average amount totaling $18,858. Students from low-income families receive an average of $20,663 in aid during their first year.

Cost (no aid)

Tuition and fees$19,960
+ Room and board$7,900
+ Other expenses$3,560
Total cost$31,420
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Net Price (with average aid)

Total cost$31,420
- Grants and scholarships$18,858
Net price$12,562
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Average Net Price for Low Income Undergraduates

Total cost$31,420
- Grants and scholarships$20,663
Net price$10,757
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Learn more about tuition and fees, room, board and other expenses, and financial aid options at Hard Work U.

Projected Costs Between $44,377 and $185,355 For a Four Year Degree. Between $22,981 and $90,942 For a Two Year Degree.

Looking at the total projected cost of a college education over the course of two / four (or more) years can feel a little overwhelming. However, doing so will help better prepare you for the financial commitment you are making.

The overall cost for on-campus students to attend Hard Work U in 2020 - 2021 was $31,420. To calculate future costs, we looked at the prior five years of data and determined that this cost increased an average of 1.9% each year. If this trend continues, we expect the full cost for incoming freshmen to be $32,619 during their first year. By their senior year, that cost will be approximately $34,504 for a bachelor degree candidate ($33,235 for an associate degree candidate) for a total of $134,221 over the course of four years ($65,854 over the course of two years). These numbers do not take into consideration financial aid, which reduces this overall cost by varying amounts per student.

Remember, the full costs quoted above are not what most students will pay, and the net price varies quite a bit based on individual circumstances.

Average Net Price at College of the Ozarks

Cost With Interest

The tables below outlines how the overall degree net cost can vary depending on your situation. This table also highlights the impact student loans can have on the overall cost of college.

Projected 2-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*-3.5%1.9%
Freshman year$12,199$11,696$32,619
Senior year$12,990$11,285$33,235
Total 2-year net price$25,189$22,981$65,854
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$9,596$8,755$25,088
Total monthly payment$290$264$758
Total amount paid$34,785$31,736$90,942
Projected 4-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*-3.5%1.9%
Freshman year$12,199$11,696$32,619
Senior year$14,731$10,507$34,504
Total 4-year net price$53,753$44,377$134,221
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$20,478$16,906$51,133
Total monthly payment$619$511$1,545
Total amount paid$74,231$61,282$185,355

Visit net price and financial aid to learn more about the total cost of attending College of the Ozarks.

Further Questions to Consider

  • Do you know your deadlines?

    Meeting application deadlines for both the college and the FAFSA is crucial to getting financial aid.

  • When can you expect to begin receiving bills from the college?
  • Is there an option to make payments in monthly installments?

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