Have you ever thought about college in terms of short-term and long-term costs?
We think about it all the time! Short-terms costs are those that typically come to mind such as tuition and room and board. Long-term costs are what economists refer to as “opportunity costs” or costs associated with choosing one course of action over another. For example, the average Grove City College graduate earns more than 87% of college graduates in the marketplace today and pays off student loans three years early. Grove City College students also graduate on time at a much higher rate than students from most of our competitor colleges and, therefore, begin earning impressive salaries earlier.
Missing the opportunity to attend Grove City College may cost you tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars over the life of your career. Long-term opportunity costs can make a college education much more expensive than anticipated if only short-term costs are considered when making a college decision. A college degree is an investment with a lifetime payout.
Direct Charges Before Financial Aid
Room and board
Total direct charges before aid
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Average Grove City College scholarship aid for recipients (1)
Average outside scholarship aid for recipients (2)
Potential direct cost after aid and scholarships and before loans (3) (4)
The total cost of tuition at Grove City College is $19,310 per year ($9,655 per semester), and the total cost of room and board is $10,680 per year ($5,340 per semester).
You may want to consider lowering your up-front, out-of-pocket costs by applying for student loans and state grants. Grove City College has a credit-based loan program with a major bank. First-year students can borrow up to $12,000. See Types of Aid for Grove City College Student Loan information or call our office for assistance.