Most students won’t pay the advertised price of a school. Instead, they will be provided with a financial aid plan that includes a mix of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. But some kinds of aid are more desirable than others, and some students will get more than others.
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Student loans come included in financial aid packages, however, the only true discount off of the price of college is a grant or scholarship that you do not need to pay back.
A college loan is not a true college discount, but rather an outcome to consider. Find out how much student loan debt from College of the Ozarks you may end up taking on.
Financial awards given by a college or university to its students, known as institutional scholarships and grants, help to offset the cost of tuition and other education-related expenses. These awards fall into two categories: merit-based and need-based, and they do not need to be paid back. Merit-based institutional scholarships are granted to students who have shown outstanding academic accomplishments, special talents, or abilities in a particular field. Factors such as high school performance, standardized test results, or involvement in extracurricular activities often contribute to these scholarship decisions. Conversely, need-based institutional grants cater to students who demonstrate financial need. The awarded amount is typically based on the student’s family’s financial standing and is intended to cover the difference between the cost of attendance and the family’s ability to contribute. Colleges and universities might use data from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or other financial aid forms to determine a student’s eligibility for need-based grants. Institutional scholarships and grants are a vital source of financial support for students, as they can significantly reduce the cost of attending college and help make higher education more accessible.
The next numbers refer to grants and scholarships mainly supplied by the college itself.
100% of incoming freshmen (253 total) were given scholarships at College of the Ozarks, averaging $20,027.00 per student. This puts it the top 25th percentile among colleges and universities nationwide.
As well as scholarships, 53% of freshmen (134 total) received a federal grant, for about $4,886.00 a person.
The following table shows scholarship and grant allocations by income for first-year students receiving any form of federal Title IV assistance, including Federal PLUS loans.
|Income Level||Percent of Freshman||Average Assistance|
|Income 110k +||1.19%||$19,200.00|
The table above displays undergrads who are getting Title IV aid, federal aid from the government including loans, grants or work-study. Learn more here.
100% of the 253 undergraduates at College of the Ozarks receive some sort of grant aid. This is a total of about 253 students getting an average of $23,234.00 per person.
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