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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Valley Forge Military College is $29,975 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 102% more expensive than the national average college tuition of $14,817. The cost is 135% more expensive than the average Pennsylvania tuition of $12,735 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 58th in Pennsylvania amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the most expensive 2 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $16,000 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Wayne 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 $1,000 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $1,000 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Valley Forge Military College was $47,975 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Pennsylvania 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 Valley Forge Military College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Valley Forge Military College
Estimated Budgets
Pennsylvania Resident Total Budget $47,975
   In-State Tuition$29,975
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$16,000
   On-Campus Other Budget$1,000
   Books and Supplies$1,000
Non-Resident Total Budget $47,975
   Out-of-State Tuition$29,975
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$16,000
   On-Campus Other Budget$1,000
   Books and Supplies$1,000

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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 $47,975 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 Valley Forge Military College net price for in-state students is $32,851* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

95% of Valley Forge Military College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $10,713. 51 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 $4,084. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Valley Forge Military College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Valley Forge Military College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$32,851*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid95%
Average Total Grant Aid$10,713
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants51%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,084

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$32,443
$30,001 to $48,000$29,178
$48,001 to $75,000$39,674
$75,001 to $110,000$40,293
$110,000+$40,763

Average Financial Aid Mix - $47,975 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $47,975. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

23%
16%
62%

Grants and Scholarships

 23% - $10,713

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

Federal Loans

 16% - $7,294

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

Out of Pocket

 62% -  $28,968

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.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Private Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Valley Forge Military College
Harcum College21.6% less expensive
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology66.2% less expensive
Metropolitan Career Center Computer Technology Institute60% less expensive
Manor College45.2% less expensive
Delaware College of Art and Design19.8% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Valley Forge Military College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at Valley Forge Military College is $95,950 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 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 $19,706 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $39,412**

**Based on a 2 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 Valley Forge Military College.

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition Per Semester$14,988
Pennsylvania Resident Total Cost Per Semester$23,988

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. 69% of Valley Forge Military College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $7,294.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Valley Forge Military College? 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 $39,412, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $48,901.25. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Valley Forge Military College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 95% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $19,706. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Valley Forge Military College 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.

Valley Forge Military College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$407.51
Amount Borrowed$39,412.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$9,489.25
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$48,901.25

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Valley Forge Military College? 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 Valley Forge Military College, 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 $48,901.25 would be needed to afford a $407.51 monthly payment in the example $39,412.00 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 Valley Forge Military College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $23,855 to $29,975. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 5.1%. 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 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 2 year cost of $95,950.00. 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 Valley Forge Military College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$62,760$125,521
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$80,100$160,200
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $102,230$204,460
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $118,344$236,688

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Valley Forge Military College 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
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Associate's Degree 15 127% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 12 122% costlier
Biological and Physical Sciences Associate's Degree 9 122% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Associate's Degree 8 108% costlier
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Associate's Degree 4 107% costlier
Physical Sciences Associate's Degree 3 145% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Associate's Degree 3 133% costlier

Calculators

Use the calculators below to formulate a college savings plan for Valley Forge Military College or model a student loan.

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Plan and Save for College

Discover how much will you need to start saving now to afford Valley Forge Military College in the future.

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Estimate Loan Payments

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About Valley Forge Military College

Valley Forge Military College is a two year private college located in Wayne, Pennsylvania.  Full time enrollment is 249 and part time is 0.  Valley Forge Military College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about Valley Forge Military College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Address
Valley Forge Military College
1001 Eagle Rd
Wayne, Pennsylvania
19087-3695

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Valley Forge Military College is a private not for profit institution.

Valley Forge Military College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216551 IPEDS survey data.