Costs & Financial Aid

We do everything we can to make sure that a Hope College experience provides great value at an affordable rate.

This focus has earned the College recognition as one of America's Best Colleges by Money and Forbes’ Top Colleges, and inclusion in such books as Colleges That Change Lives and Putting Students First.

2024–25 Costs

These costs are for incoming students. Returning student costs can be found at the Financial Aid website.

Direct Costs

Tuition (Anchored Tuition Pledge) $41,500
Housing (double-occupancy residence hall) $6,070
Food (21 meals per week, plus dining dollars) $6,880
Activity & Support Services Fee** $470
2024–25 College Costs $54,920

Indirect Costs

Costs such as books, travel and personal expenses range from $3,330 to $3,940, depending on distance and personal lifestyle. View additional information about indirect costs.

Applying For Financial Aid

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines your eligibility for federal and state grants and federal loans, as well as need-based gift aid from Hope.


  • October — Students can create their FSA ID
  • December — Students can fill out the FAFSA
  • Mid-March — Hope begins mailing financial aid packages
  • May 1 — FAFSA deadline for priority consideration
  • May 1 — enrollment deposit is due for incoming freshmen
International Citizens

The awarding of an international student scholarship is based on an overall evaluation of your application file, including your academic record, a personal statement, as well as examples of involvement and leadership.  No additional forms are required. You will be considered for scholarship when your completed application is reviewed by the Admissions Committee. If accepted, you will receive your scholarship offer along with your letter of acceptance.

Please submit a completed application and all supportive materials by February 1. If your application is received or completed after February 1 you will be considered for scholarship and aid if funding is still available.

Amount of Aid
This is important to know before you spend time completing the Hope College application for admission. International student financial aid and scholarships at Hope range from $15,000 to $25,000 per year. This means your parents or sponsor will need to provide approximately $30,000 per year in additional support.

Our students tell us that the financial aid they received made their dream of attending Hope possible.

Financial Aid Basics

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