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Tuition and aid for undergraduate students

How much does it cost to attend Messiah University?

Less than you may think!

Tuition and Fees for Undergraduate Programs

$38,550

Basic Tuition

$6,150

Room
(double occupancy)

$940

Basic Fees
(minimum amount Student Government Association and student service fees)

$5,410

Meals
(maximum cost)

*Plan for $3,000-$4,000 in personal expenses such as books, supplies, travel, etc.

$51,050

Total Tuition, Fees, Room, and Meals

$27,614

Average First-year Student Aid 2020-21
(not including PLUS or other alternative student loans)

$23,436

Average Total Cost
(not including supplies, travel, or personal expenses)

Tuition and Fees

An investment in your future

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. This makes a college education much more affordable than you originally may have thought it would be!

We’re serious about this. If Messiah is the right university for you, we will work hard with you toward meeting the cost.

Examples of Financial Aid

Caleb is the oldest of three siblings. His household income is nearly $50,000 per year.

Tuition and Fees – 2021-2022 Academic Year

Basic tuition
$37,430
Basic fees (minimum amount Student Government Association and student service fees)
$940
Room (double occupancy)
$5,970
Meals (maximum costs)
$5,250
Total tuition, fees, room, and meals
$49,590
Expected family contribution
-$1,213
Total gift aid
  • Provost Scholarship — $15,000
  • Messiah University Grant — $7,023
  • Pell Grant — $5,245
  • PA State Grant — $5,000
-$32,268
Federal loans
-$5,500
Total Aid
-$37,768
Caleb’s cost after financial aid
$11,822

*Students in these examples are from the highest academic tiers. Please keep in mind that these are only a few sample cases. Each student’s financial information is reviewed on an individual basis. Financial aid packages may differ from those listed above.

For the best estimate of your cost, please use our Net Price Calculator.

Madison has one younger sibling with a household income of about $100,000 per year.

Tuition and Fees – 2021-2022 Academic Year

Basic tuition
$37,430
Basic fees (minimum amount Student Government Association and student service fees)
$940
Room (double occupancy)
$5,970
Meals (maximum costs)
$5,250
Total tuition, fees, room, and meals
$49,590
Expected family contribution
-$19,383
Total gift aid
  • Provost Scholarship — $15,000
  • Messiah University Grant — $4,383
  • Pell Grant — $0
  • PA State Grant — $0
-$19,383
Federal loans
-$5,500
Total Aid
-$24,883
Madison’s cost after financial aid
$24,707

*Students in these examples are from the highest academic tiers. Please keep in mind that these are only a few sample cases. Each student’s financial information is reviewed on an individual basis. Financial aid packages may differ from those listed above.

For the best estimate of your cost, please use our Net Price Calculator.

Jordan is an only child. His household income exceeds $150,000 per year with investments valued over $100,000.

Tuition and Fees – 2021-2022 Academic Year

Basic tuition
$37,430
Basic fees (minimum amount Student Government Association and student service fees)
$940
Room (double occupancy)
$5,970
Meals (maximum costs)
$5,250
Total tuition, fees, room, and meals
$49,590
Expected family contribution
-$47,115
Total gift aid
  • Provost Scholarship — $15,000
  • Messiah University Grant — $0
  • Pell Grant — $0
  • PA State Grant — $0
-$15,000
Federal loans
-$5,500
Total Aid
-$20,500
Jordan’s cost after financial aid
$29,090

*Students in these examples are from the highest academic tiers. Please keep in mind that these are only a few sample cases. Each student’s financial information is reviewed on an individual basis. Financial aid packages may differ from those listed above.

For the best estimate of your cost, please use our Net Price Calculator.

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“The high quality of education and strong Christian stance, which Messiah holds to, were reasons that inspired our daughter to select this outstanding college. The opportunity to attend Messiah was made possible financially by campus scholarships that eased the burden of private college tuition.”

Lloyd and Kathy Myhre, parents of a Messiah graduate

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Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: 800-233-4220 • 717-691-6000
Email: admissions@messiah.edu
Office Location: One University Avenue Suite 3005 • Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
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