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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 | $26,350

Fees | $2,750

Room | $6,300

All-Access Meal Plan | $ 5,700

Total Cost Before Aid | $41,100

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

South Carolina Tuition Grant

The South Carolina Tuition Grant is awarded to academically eligible South Carolina residents attending Newberry College on a full-time basis during the regular academic year. The amount of the South Carolina Tuition Grant is determined by the South Carolina Tuition Grant Commission based on the applicant’s family’s financial circumstances. Students who fail to enroll full time during the fall semester forfeit their eligibility for the entire academic/award year. Eligible students must be enrolled in 12 hours each semester. SC Tuition Grant does not give funding for classes taken in June or July. Students receiving 100% of tuition paid by another entity are not eligible for the SC Tuition Grant. South Carolina Tuition Grant funds in the spring semester will be split into two disbursements per the new South Carolina Tuition Grant Regulation.

 

Initial Eligibility Requirements:
•    Complete the FAFSA by June 30
•    Cumulative 2.7 GPA based on the Uniform Grading Scale
•    Complete a certification statement each year before November 15, known as the State Aid Affidavit

 

Renewal requirements: 
•    Complete the FAFSA by June 30
•    Meet the college’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards
 


SC HOPE Scholarship

The SC Hope Scholarship is a one-year merit-based scholarship created for eligible first-time entering freshmen attending a four-year institution. Eligible full-time students may receive up to $2,800 for the first academic year.

 

Initial Eligibility Requirements:
•    Graduate from high school with a cumulative 3.0 GPA based on the Uniform Grading Scale
•    Be a South Carolina resident at the time of high school graduation and college enrollment
•    Must not be a recipient of the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship or LIFE
•    Meet all general eligibility criteria

There is no application required for the SC HOPE Scholarship. Eligible students will be notified on their financial aid award letter.

 

Renewal Requirements:
The HOPE Scholarship is for the first year only. Students must earn a 3.0 LIFE GPA and 30 credit hours (excluding remedial classes) to receive the SC LIFE Scholarship for subsequent years.


LIFE Scholarship

The Legislative Incentives for Future Excellence (LIFE) Scholarship was established to provide an incentive for students to be better prepared for college, and to encourage students to graduate from college on time. Eligible four-year public and independent institutions shall identify award amounts up to the cost-of-tuition for thirty credit hours, not to exceed four thousand seven hundred dollars, plus a three-hundred-dollar book allowance (maximum $5,000 including cost-of-tuition plus book allowance) per academic year. 

 

Initial eligibility:

  • Be a South Carolina resident at the time of high school graduation and college enrollment

  • Must not be a recipient of the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship or HOPE

  • Meet all general eligibility criteria

  • Student must meet two of the following three criteria:

    • Cumulative 3.0 GPA based on the Uniform Grading Scale

    • Rank in the top 30 percent of graduating class

    • Score an 1100 SAT or 24 ACT

There is no application required for the LIFE Scholarship. Eligible students will be notified on their financial aid award letter.

 

Renewal requirements: 

  • Meet all general eligibility criteria

  • Earn a 3.0 LIFE GPA by the end of each academic year (including all grades at eligible institutions and excluding remedial, continuing education, non-degree credit courses)

  • Earn an average of 30 non-remedial credit hours by the end of each academic year (including all grades at eligible institutions and excluding remedial, continuing education, non-degree credit courses). See the annual credit hour requirement by the end of the academic year based on initial college enrollment below: 

    • Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours if entering the second year; or

    • Earn a minimum of 60 credit hours if entering the third year; or

    • Earn a minimum of 90 credit hours if entering the fourth year


Palmetto Fellows

The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship is a merit-based program established in 1988 and is administered by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. The annual award amount for the freshman year is up to $6,700. The award amount for the sophomore, junior and senior years is up to $7,500 per year. Half of the scholarship is awarded in the fall term and half in the spring. To receive the Palmetto Fellows award, the student 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.

 

Initial Eligibility Requirements: 
To be eligible to apply for a Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, a high school senior must also meet all of the following:

  1. Be enrolled in an approved SC public or private high school, an eligible SC home school program of study or a preparatory high school located outside the State while a dependent of a legal resident of South Carolina

  2. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) at the time of high school graduation and be a legal resident of South Carolina as defined in applicable State statutes governing the determination of residency for tuition and fee purposes at the time of high school graduation

  3. Be seriously considering attending, have applied, or have been accepted for admission to an eligible institution in South Carolina

  4. Certify that he/she has never been convicted of any felonies and has not been convicted of any second or subsequent alcohol or other drug-related misdemeanor offenses within the past academic year by submitting a signed affidavit to the college financial aid office

  5. Cannot be a recipient of the LIFE Scholarship, SC HOPE Scholarship or Lottery Tuition Assistance in the same academic year


Academic Requirements:
For Early Awards, the school counselor/representative must submit the application and required documentation to the Commission on Higher Education for the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship by April 15 of the student’s senior year. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the deadline is the preceding Friday (students cannot use the Early Awards criteria to be eligible for the Late Awards). Students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following sets of academic requirements:

  1. Score at least 1200 on the SAT (27 on the ACT) by the March national test administration, earn a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA on the SC Uniform Grading Policy at the end of the junior year, and rank in the top six percent of the class at the end of either the sophomore or the junior year; OR

  2. 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 on the SC Uniform Grading Policy at the end of the junior year


For Late Awards, the school counselor/representative must submit the application and required documentation to the Commission on Higher Education for the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship by June 30 of the student’ s senior year. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the deadline is the preceding Friday. High school seniors are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following sets of academic requirements:

  1. Score at least 1200 on the SAT (27 on the ACT) by the June national test administration of the senior year; earn a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA on the SC Uniform Grading Policy at the end of the senior year; and, rank in the top six percent of the class at the end of the sophomore, junior or senior year; OR

  2. Score at least 1400 on the SAT (32 on the ACT) by the June national test administration of the senior year and earn a minimum 4.00 cumulative GPA on the SC Uniform Grading Policy 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 Uniform Grading Policy)

 

Renewal requirements: 

  • Meet initial requirements

  • Earn a 3.0 GPA by the end of each academic year (including all grades at eligible institutions and excluding remedial, continuing education, non-degree credit courses)

  • Earn an average of 30 non-remedial credit hours by the end of each academic year (beginning with fall, including spring and ending with immediately succeeding summer). Exempted credit hours (i.e., AP, IB, CLEP), credit hours earned before high school graduation (i.e., dual enrollment courses) and credit hours earned the summer term immediately following high school graduation cannot be used to meet the annual credit hour requirement for the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship


Enhancements:
Recipients of the LIFE or Palmetto Fellows scholarships may be eligible for scholarship enhancements beginning with their sophomore year. To be eligible for the LIFE or Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Enhancement, students must complete at least fourteen credit hours of instruction in mathematics or life and physical science or a combination of both. Life sciences include classes like biology, microbiology, genetics, and physiology. Physical sciences include physics, chemistry, geology, and earth science.


Students may use the following to meet the fourteen-credit hour requirement:

  • Credit hours earned while in high school (dual enrollment)

  • Credit hours earned the summer following high school graduation (for Palmetto Fellows, the summer must be immediately following high school graduation)

  • Exempted credit hours (CLEP, AP, IB)

  • Pass/Fail courses with a grade of “Pass” only

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.

  • 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.

Newberry College performs verification on students selected by the US Department of Education. Verification is a process in which a FAFSA is selected for review by the Department of Education or the Financial Aid Office at Newberry College. Newberry College verifies information that the US Department of Education requires. If your FAFSA is selected for verification, the Financial Aid Office will notify you and request signed copies of yours and your parent(s) Federal Tax Return Transcripts or with W-2 forms or with other financial documents and compare information from your FAFSA with the submitted documents. If there are differences between your FAFSA and your actual financial documents, Newberry College’s Financial Aid Office may need to make corrections electronically.

Students who are selected for verification are strongly encouraged to turn in all required documentation within three weeks of being notified by the College. The institutional deadline for verification completion will correspond to the last day of add/drop during the student’s first term of attendance for the award year in which they are selected for verification. If a student fails to complete verification by the established deadline, that student will not be awarded until such time as verification is properly completed. Students who fail to meet the verification deadline will be responsible for paying (or making adequate payment arrangements) for any net balance owed to the College until such time as verification is complete.

The College has many continuing expenses such as faculty salaries and plant maintenance. To plan and maintain these services, income must be assured. For that reason, it is expected that students will be enrolled for the entire semester.

In accordance with the above paragraph, refund of any portion of tuition and fees will be made only in the case of official withdrawal from the College through the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The official date of withdrawal will be established by the Registrar. Accordingly, the following refund schedule will be applied based on the withdrawal date:

Tuition and Lab/course Fees- Fall & Spring Semester

  • 100% prior to the end of the add/drop period

After the add/drop period the following schedule will apply:

  • 75% between the first and the fifth-class day

  • 50% between the sixth and tenth class day

  • 25% between the eleventh and fifteenth class day

No refund after the fifteenth-class day after add/drop period

Fees – no refund on fees after the add/drop period

  • Room – no refund on room charges after the first day of class after the add/drop period

  • Board – 50% of the unused portion at any time during the semester.

  • Lab/course fees – No Lab/Course fees will be refunded after the add/drop period.

The College reserves the right to charge a $100 administrative fee (as allowed by law) on withdrawals.

Summer Terms – Tuition and Lab\Course Fees

  • 100 % prior to the first day of class

Fees – No refund on fees

Room – No refund on room charges after the first day of class

 

A prorated refund calculation will also apply to all financial aid awards to be refunded to granting agencies in the following order of priority as prescribed by federal law and regulation: Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan, Subsidized Federal Direct Loan, Federal PLUS Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Other Title IV Aid Programs, other federal sources of aid, state, private, or institutional aid, the student.

Each federal program will be refunded as applicable in priority order before refunding the next in order. The category of state, private, and institutional aid will be refunded proportionally. The student will receive any remaining refund.

Once all adjustments have been posted to a student’s account, refund checks due the student will be issued within fourteen days of the occurrence of a credit balance.

No fees or charges will be refunded to the student if the student has been suspended or expelled for disciplinary reasons.

Any full-time student who drops below full-time status (12 hours) to part-time status after the last day for check in will be charged tuition, fees, room and board at the full-time rate.

Withdrawals

Students who withdraw from Newberry before the end of a semester are required to complete a “Withdrawal Form” available in the Office of the Registrar. The form lists the procedures to follow that will help them to plan and facilitate re-admission to Newberry or transfer to another college.

Students who withdraw before the last day to officially withdraw from courses (one week after midterm grades are reported) will receive the grade of “W” for each course. Students who receive permission from the Vice President for Academic Affairs (or his/her designee) to withdraw after the last day to officially withdraw will be issued a grade of “W” or “WF” as determined by the instructor(s) of record for each course. Neither grade of “W” or “WF” affects GPA.

Students with unresolved Academic Integrity or Code of Conduct violations cannot withdraw from the College until a final determination of the charges has been completed.

Failure to complete the appropriate forms for withdrawing from college will result in a grade of “F” or “FA” on each enrolled course and may jeopardize re-admission to Newberry College, and GPA standing as well as transfer eligibility.

Charges for tuition, room, and board will not be refunded after sixteen class days of a semester. For further information regarding refund policies, refer to the College Expenses section.

 

Title IV Return of Funds

Federal Student Aid is awarded to students under the primary assumption that they will attend school and remain academically active for the entire period during which their funds were awarded. When students withdraw — regardless of reason — they may no longer be eligible for the full amount of FSA awarded and/or disbursed. In these situations, colleges and universities are federally required to prorate aid to reflect the actual amount of time attended.

 

R2T4: When FSA recipients withdraw, they are subject to something called a Return to Title IV Calculation (R2T4). This calculation takes into consideration multiple factors, including, but not limited to, institutional charges, date of withdrawal, date of determination, and FSA award amounts. Please note that while state and institutional aid is not subject to R2T4 calculations, both forms of aid will be prorated in accordance with the Newberry’s standard refund policies.

 

Standard Definitions: For an overview of how date of determination and date of withdrawal are determined, please see Withdrawal Dates for a School That is Not Required to Take Attendance.

 

Withdrawal Types: There are two primary types of withdrawals: official and unofficial.

  1. Official Withdrawal: An official withdrawal occurs when students follow the prescribed withdrawal process as outlined in Newberry’s Academic Catalog.

  2. Unofficial Withdrawal: An unofficial withdrawal occurs when either (1) a student receives final grades of all FAs or all Ws (or any combination thereof) for any given semester, or (2) a student ceases participating in academically related activities without following the prescribed withdrawal process as outlined in Newberry’s Academic Catalog.

 

Proration Process: To determine the amount of earned aid for any given semester, the following formula should be used. Please note that calculating the denominator in the following equation can be somewhat more complicated for module-based programs. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional information.

 

Percent Earned

Please note that students are considered to have earned 100% of their FSA once they have completed at least 60% of the payment period.

 

Notification Process: All notifications will be sent exclusively via email. If a student is eligible for a Post Withdrawal Disbursement, they must approve the PWD within 14 calendar days of being notified. Newberry does not process approvals after the 14 day deadline has passed.

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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