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.
2022–23 Direct Costs
|Board** (15 meals per week)||$5,770|
|Activity & Support Services Fee**||$380|
|2022–23 College Costs||$49,460|
Anchored Tuition Pledge
Introducing the Anchored Tuition Pledge, our assurance to hold tuition in place, at one rate with each incoming class. By “anchoring tuition,” our students pay the same tuition rate for the duration of their education at Hope. The tuition rate they start with is the tuition rate they end with.By creating tuition rate stability, Hope College addresses affordability and accessibility so our families can plan their personal budgets with confidence from their student’s first semester to the last.
In 2022-23, here is how the Anchored Tuition Pledge will work for incoming students (first time at Hope) — The tuition rate will be $37,990. This tuition rate will remain the same for a student’s time at Hope.
*Eligibility for aid is reassessed on a year-to-year basis. Need-based financial aid awards can fluctuate.
**Room and board and fees cannot be guaranteed from year-to-year and could vary with inflation.Anchored Tuition Pledge
Costs such as books, travel and personal expenses range from $2,560 to $3,030, depending on distance and personal lifestyle.
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:
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 4 — Hope begins mailing financial aid packages
- March 1 — FAFSA deadline for priority consideration
- May 1 — enrollment deposit is due for incoming freshmen
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.