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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 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.

2023–24 Direct Costs

Tuition (Anchored) $39,990
Room (double-occupancy residence hall) $5,700
Board (21 meals per week, plus dining dollars) $6,480
Activity & Support Services Fee** $430
2023–24 College Costs $52,600

Financial Aid Basics

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

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.

Timeline

  • October 1 — FAFSA is available
  • Early to Mid-February — Hope begins mailing financial aid packages
  • March 1 — FAFSA deadline for priority consideration
  • May 1 — enrollment deposit is due for incoming freshmen
International Citizens

Process
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.

Deadlines
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. In its simplest form, eligibility for need-based financial aid can be boiled down to:

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