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Tuition, Fees & Aid

UNIQUELY NEWBERRY. UNIQUELY AFFORDABLE.

A college experience that is personalized to you in every way. Let us show you how a Newberry education is within reach.

Newberry College is consistently ranked among the South's best value institutions for a reason. Our proud status as a private college means an increased ability to reduce the costs of attendance — through our Tuition Promise, endowed scholarships and more. Excellence awaits. What are you waiting for?

$18.5M

→ aid awarded in 2019-20

Sticker Price

The sticker price that you see is the total cost of educating, feeding and housing a college student for a year. But we don't charge that full amount. Much of the cost is offset by the generosity of donors and friends of the College, as well as state and federal grants and other aid.

Tuition | $25,650 ($942 per credit hour)

Fees | $2,600

Room | $6,150

All-Access Meal Plan | $ 5,550

Total Cost Before Aid | $39,950

Newberry College Academic Scholarships | up to $15,000*

S.C. Tution Grant (South Carolina residents) | up to $4,390*

S.C. HOPE (South Carolina residents) | up to $2,800 (first year only)*

S.C. LIFE (South Carolina residents) | up to $5,000*

Palmetto Fellows (South Carolina residents) | up to $6,700 (first year) and later $7,500*

Federal Pell Grant | up to $6,495*

Check out the Newberry College Net Price Calculator!

Each student must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, to be eligible. Other conditions may apply. See details below.

Because we believe the best way for you to experience our vibrant living-learning community is to live here, all students are required to live on campus. Certain exceptions are available if you live within 15 miles of campus, are married, or are attending part-time. Learn more about life as a resident Wolf.

1. Apply for Admission to Newberry College

Gather your materials and submit your application to Newberry College.

2. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Newberry College's school code is 003440. Complete your annual FAFSA as soon as possible between Oct. 1 and June 30 before the academic year for which you are applying. This is the most important step in completing your financial aid request. It is the basis for federal and state financial aid, and much aid is first-come, first-served.

3. Review the Student Aid Report

Once you complete the FAFSA, the Department of Education will mail or email your results and any possible errors that need to be corrected.

4. Submit Your Verification Documents

Once you complete the FAFSA, the Department of Education may select you for verification. If you are selected, we will alert you and inform you of any items we may need. It is very important that you submit these to us as quickly as possible.

5. Complete Your Financial Aid Processing Online!

Log in to Wolf Den to finish up your Financial Aid processing. If you have followed these steps, you should have your balance covered by the payment date!


Financial Aid Sources

  • S.C. HOPE | Must be a South Carolina resident with cumulative 3.0 GPA, planning to attend college full-time. Offered first year only

  • S.C. LIFE | Must be a South Carolina resident and full-time student and meet two of these criteria: 3.0 GPA; Top 30% of class; 1100 SAT or 24 ACT score

  • Palmetto Fellows | Must be a South Carolina resident, a full-time student, and must apply for the scholarship during senior year of high school. Contact your high school guidance counselor for more information. Must also meet the following academic criteria:

    • For early awards (Application submitted before April 15)

      • Score at least 1200 on the SAT (27 on the ACT) by the March national test administration; Earn a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA (SC UGP) at the end of the junior year; and Rank in the top 6% of the class at the end of either the sophomore or the junior year; OR

      • Score at least 1400 on the SAT (32 on the ACT) by the March national test administration; and Earn a minimum 4.00 cumulative GPA (SC UGP) at the end of the junior year

    • For late awards (Application submitted by June 30)

      • Score at least 1200 on the SAT (27 on the ACT) by the June national test administration; Earn a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA (SC UGP) at the end of the senior year; and Rank in the top 6% of the class at the end of the sophomore, junior or senior year; OR

      • Score at least 1400 on the SAT (32 on the ACT) by the June national test administration; and Earn a minimum 4.00 cumulative GPA (SC UGP) at the end of the senior year

    • For high schools and home schools that do not have a recognized rank policy, or for South Carolina residents who attend out-of-state high schools, there are alternate requirements:

      • Score at least 1400 on the SAT (32 on the ACT) by the June national test administration; Earn a minimum 4.00 cumulative GPA (SC UGP)

Unlike loans, grants are forms of financial aid that you do not need to pay back. To receive these grants and to see if you qualify, you must complete the FAFSA.

  • S.C. Tuition Grant | Need-based grant available to South Carolina residents attending an independent, nonprofit college or university on a full-time basis
    • Must also meet one of the following criteria: Score at least 900 on the SAT (19 on the ACT), or Finish in the top 75% of your class
  • Federal Pell Grant | Need-based grant from the U.S. Department of Education
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant | Need-based grant from the U.S. Department of Education

Federal Work Study

This program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to each student’s course of study. Newberry College gives work-study-eligible students opportunities to be employed in many diverse jobs. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@newberry.edu.

On-Campus Employment

Newberry College offers many kinds of convenient work-study programs, an average 10 hours a week in an office, the gym, a residence hall or the dining service. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@newberry.edu.

After adding all the scholarships and grants, student loans can help cover what's left. Click here to learn more about the many loans available to you.

Newberry College is proud to support active duty, former and reserve members of the military. Click here to learn more about aid available to members of the United States Armed Forces.

Students enrolled in a degree program at Newberry College must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards in order to maintain eligibility for state, federal, and some types of private aid. For more information, please refer to the college’s official Academic Catalog.

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