List Price vs Actual Price
We strive to partner with you to provide access to an affordable, excellent education. We invite you to consider the actual cost of an MU education vs. simply the "list price." You should know that, on average, a Manchester student pays only 23.7% of the advertised annual list price. That’s because of our generous financial aid packages. Never dismiss a school based on its base cost. Private schools like Manchester have robust aid programs that can significantly reduce your costs.
First, let’s look at Manchester’s List Price—the costs we publish each year.
Tuition & Fees
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| Tuition: || $28,840 |
| Residential Facility Fee: || $850 |
| Residential Programming Fee: || $220 |
| Room: || $5,650 (Garver Hall) |
| Board: || $3,860 (Full meal plan) |
Explaining the listed charges:
Tuition: Tuition is the cost of your classes for the year. You can take 12-16 credit hours (typically 4-6 classes) per semester for a flat price.
Residential Facility Fee: A fixed, annual fee for all on-campus students. It covers the cost of parking, technology, television, custodial services, maintenance and grounds-care.
Residential Programming Fee: A fixed, annual, student-assessed fee that provides for activities in the residence halls and on campus. Student Government Association and Residence Hall Association distribute the funds to campus organizations.
Room: This is the cost of your residence hall room for the year. You can live in one of six different buildings, each with different costs, amenities and personality.
Board: This is the cost of your meal plan for the year. New students start with the Traditional Meal Plan. It allows you to eat 20 meals a week. After your first year, you can reduce your meal plan
List price can seem scary. Now let’s talk about actual, out-of-pocket cost (this is the amount you’ll really pay). To calculate your actual cost, consider the following things:
Based on academic ability, you’ll earn a scholarship from Manchester. On average, a student receives $21,353 in scholarships and grants… gift money that never has to be paid back!
- Remember, we only accept students who've done enough in high school to earn a scholarship, and some scholarships are larger than others.
- We’ll evaluate your application for special scholarship eligibility.
- Have a relative who attended Manchester? Play an instrument or sing? Involved in your church? These attributes, and others, all potentially lead to additional awards from Manchester.
- Filing your FAFSA opens the door to federal and state aid.
- You might be eligible for grant opportunities just by taking this step.
- You’ll also have access to federal student loans up to $5,500.
| Total List Price: || $39,420 |
| Average Scholarships & Grants: || $21,353 |
| Average Loan (student/parent/private): || $8,730 |
It’s important to note that these are averages. You might receive less or more, depending on your academic credentials and financial circumstances.
Net Price Calculator
The Net Price Calculator (NPC) might help you get a better sense of your actual costs. The NPC is a federal standard for estimating your college expenses and utilizes data that may be out of date or incomplete. Only the FAFSA process will provide accurate aid information.