Tuition and aid for undergraduate students

Tuition and aid

How much does it cost to attend Messiah University?...less than you may think!

Tuition at any college is not what it may seem at first glance. That’s the sticker price—and it can be a bit jarring! But as you look deeper into the cost of a college education, you’ll soon discover that the actual price equals the “sticker price” MINUS a package of financial aid—consisting of loans, grants, scholarships and work programs—that the University’s financial aid office will put together for you, making a college education much more affordable than you originally may have thought it would be.

Tuition and Fees        Academic Year 2020-2021  
Basic tuition $36,340
Basic fees (minimum amount Student Government Association and student service fees) $840
Room (double occupancy) $5,800
Meals (maximum costs) $5,100
Total tuition, fees, room and board $48,080
Minus financial aid (average first-year student aid 2019-2020 not including PLUS and alt. loans) ($27,964)
Average total expense $20,116



Messiah University also offers families the option to purchase a Tuition Insurance plan from Liberty Mutual to supplement our refund policy if a student needs to withdraw due to illness, injury, mental health issues, unforeseen loss of life or other reasons. Please visit the Tuition Insurance page for additional information.

Information on Cost and scholarships