Financial Aid: Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attending Marywood University includes both direct costs and indirect costs.

Direct costs are those that you will be billed for like tuition, fees, and room and board. 

Indirect costs such as rent for an off-campus apartment, books, or transportation to campus are all associated with going to college but will never appear on your bill from the University Cashier’s Office

Our indirect costs used in the cost of attendance are based on the typical expenses of a Marywood University student. Your indirect costs may vary from these averages.

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Direct Costs (billed) 

Direct costs are billed by the University Cashier’s Office.

  • Tuition and fees are billed through the University Cashier’s Office several weeks before the beginning of each semester.

  • On-campus room costs are determined and billed through the University Cashier’s Office when you apply for and are assigned a room with the Housing and Residence Life Office. Specific information regarding room selection can be found at Housing and Residence Life.

  • On-campus meal plans are determined and billed through the University Cashier’s Office when you select a meal plan with Housing and Residence Life Office. Specific information regarding meal plans and selection can be found at Housing and Residence Life.

  •  Health Insurance costs are billed by the University Cashier’s Office. Instructions for waiving the University endorsed health insurance can be found on the Cashier’s Office website.

Indirect Costs (not billed)

Indirect costs are not billed by the University Cashier’s Office and are not directly paid by financial aid. These costs are based on average expenses.  For personal budgeting purposes, you can use your own estimates for indirect expenses based on your expected personal spending and circumstances. 

  • Off-campus Rent

  • Off-campus Food

  • Books and Supplies

  • Personal Expenses

  • Travel Expenses

Net Price Calculator

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Unusual Expenses

If you have unusual expenses such as childcare for your dependent children or unreimbursed expenses related to a disability, you should complete a Budget Appeal Form and attach documentation of those expenses. 

The form and documentation should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office. We may be able to provide additional financial assistance to help with those costs that are required for you to attend school. Generally, only loan funding will be available to cover this cost.

Budget Appeal Form

Dependent Care Expenses

Student's who qualify may have dependent care expenses added to their cost of attendance. Students who wish to have dependent care added to their cost of attendance should submit the Budget Appeal Form. The allowance for dependent care is based upon:

  • Estimated actual expenses incurred for dependent care based on the number and age of the dependents,
  • Allowance will not exceed reasonable costs in the community from which the student resides for the kind of care provided,
  • The period for which dependent care is required includes, but is not limited to, class time, study time, field work, internships, and commuting time.

Budget Appeal Form

Buying a Computer

Marywood University does not require students to purchase computers, but you may wish to purchase one for your academic work. 

If you have applied for financial aid and want to buy a computer, the Financial Aid Office can include that cost when considering you for financial aid. 

You should complete a Budget Appeal Form and attach documentation of the purchase price. 

The form and documentation should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office. Generally, only loan funding will be available to cover this cost.

Budget Appeal Form

Health Insurance

All full-time undergraduate and graduate students are required to have health insurance. Students that need to purchase the Marywood University endorsed insurance may have those costs added to their cost of attendance if the fee appears on their bill from the Cashier’s Office. Generally, only loan funding will be available to cover this cost.

Students who require the health insurance fee be added to their cost of attendance should contact the Financial Aid Office directly via email to finaid@marywood.edu.

Health Insurance Waiver