Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Davenport University is $15,936 for the 2015/2016 academic year. This is 41% cheaper than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $26,851. The cost is 12% cheaper than the average Michigan tuition of $18,191 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 35th in Michigan amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 32nd most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $790 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $16,726.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,358 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Grand Rapids should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $904.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,318 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,452 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Davenport University was $29,306 for the 2015/2016 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Michigan residence status as there is no in-state discount.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 IPEDS survey response for Davenport University and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Davenport University
Estimated Budgets
Michigan Resident Total Budget $29,306
   In-State Tuition$15,936
   Other Fees$790
   Room and Board$9,358
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,318
   Books and Supplies$904
Non-Resident Total Budget $29,306
   Out-of-State Tuition$15,936
   Other Fees$790
   Room and Board$9,358
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,318
   Books and Supplies$904


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 $29,306 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 Davenport University net price for in-state students is $15,841* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

96% of Davenport University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $9,215. 46 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,310. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Davenport University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Davenport University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$15,841*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid96%
Average Total Grant Aid$9,215
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants46%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,310

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 published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$15,914
$30,001 to $48,000$17,332
$48,001 to $75,000$19,415
$75,001 to $110,000$20,082

Average Financial Aid Mix - $29,306 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $29,306. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 34% - $9,215

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

Federal Loans

 31% - $8,340

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

Out of Pocket

 35% -  $9,433

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 Academic Year 2014-2015 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 Davenport 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 Davenport University is $117,224 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 $16,402 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $65,608**

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 $146,530 or $82,010 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 2014-2015 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 Davenport University.

Michigan Resident Tuition Per Semester$7,968
Michigan Resident Total Cost Per Semester$14,653

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 Davenport 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 Davenport University
Price per credit hour$664
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$1,992
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$2,656


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. 70% of Davenport University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $8,340.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Davenport 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 $65,608, 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 $81,404.48. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Davenport University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 96% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $16,402. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Davenport 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.

Davenport University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$678.37
Amount Borrowed$65,608.00
Interest Rate4.4%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$15,796.48
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$81,404.48

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Davenport 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 Davenport 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 $81,404.48 would be needed to afford a $678.37 monthly payment in the example $65,608.00 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 Davenport University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $12,096 to $15,936. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 6.3%. 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 $117,224.00. 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 Davenport University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2023$40,303$161,210
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2028$51,437$205,750
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2033 $65,649$262,595
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2036 $75,997$303,986

Tuition History

What was tuition at Davenport 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 in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearTuitionAnnual Increase

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Davenport University to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 120 39% costlier
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 104 45% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 97 51% costlier
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 79 53% costlier
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 75 12% cheaper
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 56 5% cheaper
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Bachelor's Degree 33 4% cheaper
Accounting Associate's Degree 33 49% costlier
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 30 25% cheaper
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder Associate's Degree 30 37% costlier
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 27 47% costlier
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst Associate's Degree 21 62% costlier
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Associate's Degree 20 56% costlier
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist Bachelor's Degree 19 18% cheaper
Bioinformatics Bachelor's Degree 16 24% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 12 41% costlier
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other Bachelor's Degree 12 9% cheaper
Auditing Bachelor's Degree 12 9% cheaper
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 11 45% costlier
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects Bachelor's Degree 9 8% cheaper
Finance, General Associate's Degree 8 37% costlier
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 7 57% costlier
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 6 17% cheaper
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary Associate's Degree 5 71% costlier
Office Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 5 2% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 5 55% costlier
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 1 57% costlier
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other Associate's Degree 1 44% costlier
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster Bachelor's Degree 1 18% costlier
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General Associate's Degree 1 68% costlier
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Associate's Degree 1 70% costlier


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About Davenport University

Davenport University is a four year private college located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Full time enrollment is 2,659 and part time is 5,483.

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

Davenport University
6191 Kraft Avenue S.E.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Davenport University is a private not for profit institution.

Davenport University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=169479 IPEDS survey data.