Let’s be clear, college is expensive. There’s really no way to dance around it. Granted, at Hesston our annual tuition is very reasonable when compared to other schools; in fact our total cost is around 20 percent lower than the national average for private colleges. But it’s still a significant investment.
At the same time, understand that a very, very low percentage of college students nationwide actually pay for their education up front without any financial assistance. Ask anyone. This is no different at Hesston, where 98 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid.
Also, the key is to think of it in terms of value. While the cost of college may initially be a bit of a shock, step back, take a deep breath, and think about the experience and lifelong advantages a Hesston education provides.
Now, back to that assistance thing. Financial aid comes in many forms, and in many cases our students ultimately pay for only a small percentage of their tuition, and in some cases, don’t have to pay for any of it.
Hesston FAFSA Code
- Room and Board-$7,676
- Technology Fee-$350
- This is basically free money, administered by Hesston as well as by outside sources, usually based on academic achievements.
- This is more free money, administered by Hesston as well as by outside sources, and is usually based on financial need.
- Student Loans
- Loans are usually administered by state and federal agencies, as well as private organizations. Student loans must be repaid, but not until after you graduate.
- Work Study
- These are jobs on campus that will help cover a portion of your tuition costs.
- Financial Aid Policies
- Refunds, Withdrawals and Satisfactory Academic Progress
And don’t forget to take advantage of our free financial aid counseling services . We’re always happy to talk to you and help you with your questions regarding financial aid. Call us at 800-995-2757 or e-mail Marcia Mendez (director of financial aid) or Janice Schroeder (associate director of financial aid).