There are four primary costs associated with getting an education:
- Tuition costs,
- Books and other fees,
- Room and board costs, and
- Personal expenses
Tuition Costs: Comparing Apples to Apples
The cost per credit is only the beginning. A simple comparison of tuition prices won't give you enough information to compare the true cost of attending different schools.
For example, some schools include books in the tuition, some have extra fees that add up quickly, and some schools go on a quarter-based system, so while the 'tuition cost per credit' may sound cheaper compared to a semester-credit system, you will need a higher number of credits to graduate (which may make a big difference!).
Room and Board and Personal Expenses
Beginning with the 2014-2015 award year, budget figures are calculated using The College Board’s living expense budgets. Average room and board costs are determined based on the region in which Herzing University is based. This average goes into the financial aid cost of attendance calculation. These are not fees or charges that Herzing University assesses, but rather estimates of cost of living figures to be used when calculating financial aid eligibility. The figures are based on dependency status. If you have any questions about these figures and how they are used in calculating aid eligibility, please contact the Educational Funding Department at your individual campus or call our main Herzing University number.