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Costs & Financial Aid

Every resource at Hope College is directed toward providing an experience that inspires you to be fully alive in mind, body and spirit.

This focus has earned the College recognition as a Best Value by Kiplinger's Personal Finance and Forbes’ Top Colleges, and inclusion in such books as Colleges That Change Lives and Putting Students First.

2020–21 Direct Costs

Tuition $36,300
Room $5,020
Board (21 meals per week) $5,920
Activity & Support Services Fee $350
2020–21 College Costs $47,590

Indirect Costs

Costs such as books, travel and personal expenses range from $2,560 to $3,030, depending on distance and personal lifestyle.

Applying For Financial Aid

Our students tell us that the financial aid they received made their dream of attending Hope possible. In it’s simplest form, eligibility for need-based financial aid can be boiled down to:

College costs equation

Learn more about helpful financial aid basics 

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 1 — FAFSA is available
  • February 6 — Hope begins mailing financial aid packages
  • March 1 — FAFSA deadline for priority consideration
  • May 1 — $300 enrollment deposit is due for incoming freshmen

International Citizens


Financial aid and scholarships are based on how much you and your family can pay as well as your academic record. You will indicate how much you can pay by completing the Annual Financial Support Form. No additional forms are required. You will be considered for financial aid and scholarships when your completed application is reviewed by the Admissions Committee. If accepted, you will receive your financial aid information 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 $3,000 to $15,000 per year. This means you will need to be able to pay at least $30,000 per year.