Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Siena Heights University is $25,390 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 9% cheaper than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $27,755. The cost is 34% more expensive than the average Michigan tuition of $19,001 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 42nd in Michigan amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 17th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $542 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $25,932.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $10,390 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Adrian should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $1,580 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $1,580 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Siena Heights University was $38,902 for the 2017/2018 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 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Siena Heights University and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Siena Heights University
Estimated Budgets
Michigan Resident Total Budget $38,902
   In-State Tuition$25,390
   Other Fees$542
   Room and Board$10,390
   On-Campus Other Budget$1,580
   Books and Supplies$1,000
Non-Resident Total Budget $38,902
   Out-of-State Tuition$25,390
   Other Fees$542
   Room and Board$10,390
   On-Campus Other Budget$1,580
   Books and Supplies$1,000


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 $38,902 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 Siena Heights University net price for in-state students is $18,911* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

99% of Siena Heights University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $14,502. 43 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 $4,166. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Siena Heights University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Siena Heights University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$18,911*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid99%
Average Total Grant Aid$14,502
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants43%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,166

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$15,027
$30,001 to $48,000$16,857
$48,001 to $75,000$18,146
$75,001 to $110,000$18,811

Average Financial Aid Mix - $38,902 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $38,902. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 39% - $14,502

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

Federal Loans

 17% - $6,402

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

Out of Pocket

 44% -  $16,418

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 Siena Heights 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 Siena Heights University is $155,608 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 $15,026 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $60,104**

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 $194,510 or $75,130 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 Siena Heights University.

Michigan Resident Tuition Per Semester$12,695
Michigan Resident Total Cost Per Semester$19,451

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 Siena Heights 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 Siena Heights University
Price per credit hour$510
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$1,530
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$2,040


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. 80% of Siena Heights University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,402.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Siena Heights 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 $60,104, 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 $74,575.28. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Siena Heights University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 99% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $15,026. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Siena Heights 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.

Siena Heights University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$621.46
Amount Borrowed$60,104.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$14,471.28
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$74,575.28

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Siena Heights 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 Siena Heights 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 $74,575.28 would be needed to afford a $621.46 monthly payment in the example $60,104.00 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 Siena Heights University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $20,532 to $25,390. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.7%. 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 $155,608.00. 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 Siena Heights University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$53,499$213,997
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$68,280$273,121
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $87,145$348,579
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $100,881$403,524

Tuition History

What was tuition at Siena Heights 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 Siena Heights 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
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Bachelor's Degree 40 18% costlier
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 37 5% costlier
Community Organization and Advocacy Bachelor's Degree 34 1% cheaper
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 20 14% costlier
Organizational Communication, General Bachelor's Degree 18 2% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Police Science Bachelor's Degree 15 15% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 14 0% costlier
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 14 8% cheaper
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 13 3% costlier
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Bachelor's Degree 12 10% costlier
Surgical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 12 16% costlier
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Bachelor's Degree 12 5% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 11 4% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 10 1% cheaper
Industrial Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 10 30% costlier
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 9 8% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 9 8% costlier
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Bachelor's Degree 8 6% costlier
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Bachelor's Degree 7 1% costlier
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 7 34% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 7 21% costlier
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 6 9% costlier
Office Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 6 22% costlier
American Sign Language (ASL) Bachelor's Degree 6 5% cheaper
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General Bachelor's Degree 5 16% costlier
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Bachelor's Degree 5 7% costlier
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other Bachelor's Degree 5 24% costlier
Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 5 14% costlier
Child Care and Support Services Management Associate's Degree 4 114% costlier
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Bachelor's Degree 4 19% costlier
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 4 13% costlier
Corrections Bachelor's Degree 4 30% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 4 5% cheaper
Area Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 3 23% cheaper
Human Services, General Bachelor's Degree 3 11% costlier
Montessori Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 11% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 3 5% costlier
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other Bachelor's Degree 3 17% cheaper
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Bachelor's Degree 3 61% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Bachelor's Degree 3 25% costlier
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Bachelor's Degree 2 4% costlier
Creative Writing Bachelor's Degree 2 15% cheaper
General Studies Associate's Degree 2 84% costlier
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 10% cheaper
Dental Assisting/Assistant Bachelor's Degree 2 4% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 5% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 2 102% costlier
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 2 5% cheaper
Radio and Television Bachelor's Degree 2 1% costlier
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 5% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 2 12% costlier
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 4% cheaper
Molecular Biology Bachelor's Degree 2 20% cheaper
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 5% cheaper
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 4% costlier
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General Bachelor's Degree 2 4% costlier
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 2 16% costlier
Interior Design Bachelor's Degree 1 1% costlier
Biomedical Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 1 43% costlier
Religion/Religious Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 12% costlier
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Bachelor's Degree 1 36% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 1 80% costlier
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 1 27% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 7% cheaper
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 35% costlier
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 11% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 1 4% cheaper
Fashion Merchandising Bachelor's Degree 1 4% costlier
Electrician Bachelor's Degree 1 4% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 1 3% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 98% costlier
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 13% costlier
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 1 14% cheaper
Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 1 4% costlier
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 1 13% costlier
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 1 4% costlier
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Bachelor's Degree 1 18% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 1 10% costlier
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 9% cheaper
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 1 22% costlier
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant Bachelor's Degree 1 8% costlier


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About Siena Heights University

Siena Heights University is a four year private college located in Adrian, Michigan.  The school is affiliated with the Roman Catholic faith.  Full time enrollment is 1,411 and part time is 1,229.

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

Siena Heights University
1247 E. Siena Heights Dr
Adrian, Michigan

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Siena Heights University is a private not for profit institution.

Siena Heights University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=172264 IPEDS survey data.