An Affordable Private Education
It is often thought that Private Universities charge much higher tuition and fees than other schools therefore making it hard to afford an education. At Thomas University we are proud to say that is not the case. Here are some facts about affording your education at Thomas University:
Fact: Fees at a neighboring public university total more than $800.00 per semester (full time). In addition, some students must pay additional fees and purchase health insurance for $1050.00 per year.
Fact: Approximately 90% of Thomas University’s students receive some form of financial aid through federal, state and/or institutional sources. Aid may take the form of grants, scholarships or loans. Graduate assistantships are available to graduate students who work in exchange for reduced tuition.
Fact: Thomas University has one of the lowest tuition rates among other private, four-year institutions in Georgia.
Fact: The percentage of low and middle income students at Thomas University is comparable to that of state institutions.
Fact: Students who work full-time, have a high school equivalency diploma, or face other challenges are far more likely to graduate from a private college or university than a state institution.
Fact: The public universities in our area have a time limit on how old transfer credits can be, thus requiring students to repeat many “core curriculum” classes such as History, Algebra, etc. TU has no such time limit. This adds to the overall cost to the student (estimate $800-$5000.00 at a neighboring university, plus fees).
Fact: Students who earn Bachelor’s degrees are able to do so sooner at a private institution than at state institutions, avoiding additional tuition and beginning their careers earlier.
Fact: Financial aid for part-time students may be available.
Fact: Some local employers offer tuition assistance. Check with your employer to see if tuition assistance or scholarships are available. TU can bill your employer directly.
Fact: The public universities require additional core curriculum courses in most degree completion programs that are not required at TU such as Chemistry and Algebra in the RN-BSN program. This extra requirement adds to the overall cost to earn the degree (estimate approximately $2000.00 at a neighboring university).
Fact: Part-time enrollment is available. Full-time enrollment is 12-18 credit hours per semester. For students taking fewer than 12 credit hours, the tuition is $500 per credit hour plus fees. Financial aid for part-time students may be available.
Thomas University Offers a Variety of Scholarships
To help make your education more affordable Thomas University offers many institutional and outside scholarship opportunities. These scholarships are offered in addition to any federal or state aid a student may be eligible for. We offer general scholarships that all students may apply for in addition to scholarships for Business, Education, Humanities, Medical, and Nursing majors. The good news is these scholarships are easy to apply for. We invite you to click here to learn more.
Are you a Nurse?
Are you interested in joining our RN- BSN or RN- MSN programs? You should know that All RN-BSN and RN-MSN students receive a Future of Nursing Scholarship equal to 20% of the cost of tuition each semester! This is just one of the many ways that TU helps our student’s achieve their educational goals.
Want to meet with an actual person?
If you have more questions or would like to sit down and discuss how financial aid can help make your education affordable please give us a call at 229-226-1621 ext. 1079 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you with all college financial planning.