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James Madison University

Tuition & Aid
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With in-state tuition being just over $5,000 per year, James Madison University is an exceptionally affordable school. Another $8,800 will provide students with full room and board; books and educational supplies will increase this figure by about $900, and required school fees are about $4,000. Out-of-state tuition is just less than $20,000. Almost 60 percent of undergrads receive need-based financial aid, with the average need-based gift aid being in the neighborhood of $7,000. Financial aid packages will generally provide freshman with over $8,000 in support.
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Visiting And Contact Information

Sonner Hall, MSC 0101

Harrisonburg, VA 22807

United States

Phone: 540-568-5681

Fax: 540-568-3332


Expenses per Academic Year
Out-of-State Tuition:$20,266
On-Campus Room and Board:$8,828
On-Campus Room Only:$4,564
On-Campus Board Only:$4,264
Average Cost for Books and Supplies:$876
Required Fees:$4,256
Other Expenses:$1,854
Estimated Room for Commuters (not living at home):$4,564.00
Estimate Board for Commuters (not living at home):$4,264.00
Estimate Transportation for Commuters (living at home):$1,942.00
Estimate Transportation for Commuters (not living at home):$1,942.00
Cost Per Credit-Hour (In-District):$179
Cost Per Credit-Hour (Out-of-State):$656
Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study:No

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Financial Aid Statistics
Financial Aid Rating: 80
Freshman receiving any financial aid:59%
Undergraduates receiving any financial aid:53%
Average Percent of Need Met:46%
Average Total Financial Aid Package:$9,240
Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid:$7,556
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid:$7,405
Average Need-Based Loan:$4,628
Average amount of loan debt per graduate:$22,792
Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program:53%

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Available Aid
Financial Aid Methodology Used:Federal
Scholarships and Grants:Federal Pell
State Scholarships / Grants
Private Scholarships
College / University Scholarships
Federal Direct Student Loan Programs:Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFEL):Federal Perkins Loans
Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study):Yes
Highest amount undergraduates earned annually from part-time on-campus work (not including Work Study):No
Direct Lender:Yes

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Financial Aid for International Students
Financial Aid Policy for International Students:Need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Aid:$19,144.00

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Financial Aid Application Process
Priority Financial Aid Application Deadline:03/01
Freshman Financial Aid Notification Date:Rolling Basis
Notification Begins:04/01
Required Forms:FAFSA
Financial Aid Office Phone Number:540-568-7820

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