Tuition & Financial Aid

Location
Locust Grove, VA
Undergrads
2,396
Tuition (in-state)
$9,773 ($3,998)
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3 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: Unfortunately, I have not had the best experience with the financial aid office. When I have called, there is no one available every single time and my phone calls do not get returned. When I email them, I get very short replies and it does not feel like they care about me at all. I have had to go through the financial aid application by myself and I am still unsure of whether I have been completing it right.

College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Haven't really dealt with it.

4 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I think that the tuition rate is very good. It is affordable. I do not get a lot of financial aid do to the combined n=income of my parents as well as my own, but I was able to afford 2 years of school out of pocket by working part time.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: average average average average average average average

3 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: The school tuition is a good price

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 57th
    Smoothest Financial Aid Process
  • 849th
    Best Bang for Your Buck

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

While maintaining full-time status at a four-year university can cost upwards of $30,000 per year, students can study full time at Germanna for roughly $3,000 per year. That's an annual savings of about 90 percent! Bill-paying parties seem pleased with Germanna's tuition rates but say that navigating the financial aid department and award processes proves to be more than slightly frustrating. Germanna is a public, state-supported college—it participates solely in federal financial aid programs such as the Pell Grant and does not offer any type of in-house or merit-based aid. Basically, this means that students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of more than about $8,000 will not qualify for the Pell Grant and will likely be ineligible for financial assistance. This also means that many high-achievers are denied scholarship aid while students who repeatedly fail courses and study at Germanna simply to remain on their parents’ insurance plans soak up all of the state-given aid. Unfortunately, a good percentage of Germanna’s most scholastically inclined students are forced to go into debt to pay for school, even with the low tuition costs.

For students whose EFCs fall under $8,000, the financial aid process can be a bit of a headache. The financial aid department recently hired new staff members, so students must frequently visit the financial aid office to make sure that all required documentation has been submitted on time and that no surprises will arrive with the tuition bills. Financial aid is definitely helpful, but even students who receive no financial assistance find Germanna to be an affordable alternative to pricier four-year universities, and they agree that they are definitely getting a valuable education for their money.

Facts & Statistics

Tips for Getting Aid
Talk to the financial aid office early and often. Even if a student isn't eligible for federal aid, the financial aid staff might know of private scholarship opportunities.
Did You Know?
Germanna participates with the FACTS program, which allows students to pay tuition in monthly installments.

Student Polls

Have you come across any unexpected extra fees associated with going to school here?    Based on 41 responses

  • 5% Yes, major fees.
  • 39% There were a few minor fees.
  • 56% No, everything was straightforward.

Do you think you are getting your money's worth?    Based on 42 responses

  • 10% No
  • 90% Yes
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