Tuition and Cost to Attend Faulkner University

Annual Total Cost

The annual total list price cost to go to Faulkner University was $26,810 for the 2013/2014 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Alabama residence status as there is no in-state discount.

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Faulkner University is $16,530 for the 2013/2014 academic year. This is 32% cheaper than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $24,476. The cost is $4,401 and 36% more expensive than the average Alabama tuition of $12,129 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 33rd in Alabama amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 10th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,700 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $18,230.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $6,780 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Montgomery should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,800.

Costs and Tuition for Faulkner University
Expenditure Price
Alabama Resident Total Cost $26,810
   In-State Tuition$16,530
   Other Fees$1,700
   Room and Board$6,780
   Books and Supplies$1,800
Non-Resident Total Cost $26,810
   Out-of-State Tuition$16,530
   Other Fees$1,700
   Room and Board$6,780
   Books and Supplies$1,800

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 academic years.

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $26,810 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Faulkner University net price for in-state students receiving aid was $20,519* for the 2010/2011 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

100% of Faulkner University students received grant aid in 2010/2011. The average total aid amount was $2,532. 58 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2010/2011 was $2,206. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Faulkner University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Faulkner University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$20,519*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid100%
Average Total Grant Aid$2,532
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants58%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$2,206

Average Net Price by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last reported for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$17,140
$30,001 to $48,000$18,637
$48,001 to $75,000$18,741
$75,001 to $110,000$19,433
$110,000+$19,795

Average Financial Aid Mix - $26,810 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $26,810. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

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Grants and Scholarships

 9% - $2,532

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Faulkner University or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 11% - $2,867

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 80% -  $21,411

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.


Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Faulkner University.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Faulkner University is $107,240 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $20,519 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $82,076**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $134,050 or $102,595 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Faulkner University.

Alabama Resident Tuition Per Semester$8,265
Alabama Resident Total Cost Per Semester$13,405

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Faulkner University are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Faulkner University
Price per credit hour$500
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$1,500
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$2,000



Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 98% of Faulkner University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $2,867. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $23,500.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Faulkner University? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $82,076, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $102,836.05. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Faulkner University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 100% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $20,519. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Faulkner University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Faulkner University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$856.97
Amount Borrowed$82,076.00
Interest Rate4.7%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$20,760.05
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$102,836.05

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Faulkner University? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Faulkner University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $102,836.05 would be needed to afford a $856.97 monthly payment in the example $82,076.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Faulkner University in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $11,540 to $15,880. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 7.5%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $107,240.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Faulkner University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019$36,870$147,480
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024$47,057$188,226
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 $60,057$240,229
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 $69,524$278,096

Tuition History

What was tuition at Faulkner University five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years if you enrolled. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1988 follows.

YearTuitionAnnual Increase
2010$13,6907.8%
2009$12,7005.8%
2008$12,0004%
2007$11,54010.4%
2006$10,4506.1%
2005$9,8501%
2004$9,7504.8%
2003$9,3006.9%
2002$8,70011.5%
2001$7,80013.5%
2000$6,87315.9%
1999$5,930-15%
1998$6,9805.8%
1997$6,6009.5%
1996$6,0308.6%
1995$5,5502.8%
1994$5,4005.9%
1993$5,1002.4%
1992$4,98014.9%
1991$4,3359.9%
1988$1,6805.7%
1987$1,590

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state total cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Faulkner University to the national average for colleges offering each major. This demonstrats particular programs where this school may offer more value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 136 14% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 16 34% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 11 25% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 8 15% cheaper
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 6 20% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 4 14% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 4 25% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 4 29% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 4 25% cheaper
Bible/Biblical Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 0% costlier
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling Bachelor's Degree 4 0% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 3 19% cheaper
Informatics Bachelor's Degree 3 30% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 3 26% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 2 48% costlier
Legal Professions and Studies, Other Associate's Degree 2 7% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 2 33% costlier
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 20% cheaper
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 10% cheaper
Social Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 5% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 1 48% costlier
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 1 28% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 1 26% cheaper
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 14% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 1 27% cheaper
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 21% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 1 19% cheaper
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 15% cheaper
Pre-Dentistry Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 29% cheaper

Calculators

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About Faulkner University

Faulkner University is a four year private college located in Montgomery, Alabama.  The school is affiliated with the Churches of Christ faith.  Full time enrollment is 2,539 and part time is 1,035.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 1,215 applicants. 705 were admitted and 323 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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Faulkner University
5345 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, Alabama
36109-3378

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