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Your college education is one of the biggest investments you’ll make. And although it is a major expense, it’s an investment that appreciates over your lifetime, with a long-term impact on your career and future.
Taylor’s Christian liberal arts curriculum will prepare you for more than a career. You’ll be equipped with a degree that can flex, adapt, and rise to meet challenges you’ll face. You’ll be ready to serve your church, community, and workplace with compassion and wisdom. By investing in a Taylor education, you are committing your time, potential, and resources with the belief that the outcome is worth the cost.
Let’s talk outcomes.
The average Taylor student graduates in 3.9 years (the national average is 5.1 years). Not only are they able to begin their careers earlier, they also graduate with less debt than other private college graduates. (At Taylor, 58% of 2019 graduates had debt, and they owed an average of $26,009. Nationally, 62% of private college graduates had an average debt of $28,800.)
Taylor is committed to being a partner with you in this investment in your future. That’s why you’ll find knowledgeable faculty, challenging programs, and an intentional community who will walk with you every step of the way.
Taylor’s 89% retention rate shows that Taylor students remain focused on their goals (the national rate is 76%), and we know you can do it. Let us help you see what’s possible.
99% of students receive financial aid
Over $51 million in aid distributed
Taylor students graduate with 10% less debt than national average
600+ Scholarships Awarded
This graph visualizes the actual net cost most families will pay through personal funding and/or loans for tuition, room, board, and January term (“J-term”) after scholarships, federal, state, and Taylor grants have been applied.
A significant portion of Taylor’s scholarships are based on academic merit and demonstrated need. Athletic scholarships are not included in this data. Outside/private scholarships are not included but are encouraged.
Fall 2022 Incoming Student Profile
The total cost of attending a college includes tuition, fees, room, board (food), and allowances for books, supplies, and personal/travel expenses.
Your financial need is determined by looking at the difference between your family’s resources and the total cost of attending college. Your family’s resources, or Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which must be filed each year by April 15. When evaluating a family’s resources, these factors are taken into consideration:
|Fall & Spring||J-Term|
Students enrolled full-time in either fall or spring can attend tuition-free during January, worth up to $15,000 over four years. The J-term program allows students to accelerate their degrees (the average Taylor graduate finishes in 3.8 years) or participate in unique global experiences.
Books: average of $1,100 per year
Miscellaneous: average of $2,400 per year
A Taylor education is an investment, and it can be affordable. In fact, 99% of incoming students receive financial aid, and last year, the Financial Aid Office awarded over $51 million across the student body (of which more than $32 million were Taylor resources). Tayor Financial Aid resources fall into two categories: merit-based and need-based.
Merit-based aid is provided through university scholarship awards based on your test scores and GPA. This is where your hard work in high school pays off! Students interested in academic awards must have the required ACT, SAT, or CLT score and GPA to receive the amount listed. SAT score is calculated by combining the Math and Reading portions of the test
These merit-based awards are renewable with a 3.0 college GPA and available to all incoming freshmen beginning in the fall of 2023. Decisions for merit-based aid are made independent of the FAFSA.
Students must file the FAFSA by April 15 to qualify for any Taylor or Federal grants, loans, or work study. All need-based amounts are subject to change based on federal regulations.
Use the Net Price Calculator to calculate the contributing source percentages of your personal tuition payment.
|Scholarship||Amount||Minimum Scores of Recipients|
|Faculty*||$16,000||3.70+||—⁠No Scores Required⁠—|
|Trustee||$14,000||3.30–3.69||—⁠No Scores Required⁠—|
|Director||$10,000||3.29 & below||—⁠No Scores Required⁠—|
*Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA at Taylor to retain the President, Dean, and Faculty scholarships.
Test scores must be received by April 1 for merit scholarship consideration.
Scholarship amounts are for students entering in Fall 2023.
To receive need-based aid, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Need-based aid includes funding from Taylor Fund Grants, Taylor Endowed/Annual Scholarships, Federal Pell and SEOG grants, Indiana State Grants, Federal Direct Loans, and Federal Work Study. All need-based amounts are subject to change based on federal regulations.
The scholarship priority filing deadline for the FAFSA is February 1 each year. The filing deadline for need-based grants from Taylor or the state of Indiana is April 15.
Financial aid packages will not be awarded until admission acceptance is finalized, but a student may begin the financial aid process before that time.
The FSA ID is used to confirm your identity on the FAFSA and related documents. Students and parents must make their own FSA IDs. Create your FSA ID.
File the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1. Go to studentaid.gov, log in with your FSA ID, and use the “IRS Data Retrieval Tool” to simplify the process.
After November 1, begin checking your financial aid status under the “Your Documents” tab in MYFA (My Financial Aid Online site).
Apply for loans beginning May 15 through MYFA. To ensure that your loan(s) appear on your account when the bill is sent, we recommend that you complete the loan process by July 1.
Notify the Financial Aid Office of any outside or private scholarships, grants, or loans you receive.
Financial aid packages are processed on a rolling basis beginning on November 1. Students should receive their package within four weeks of submitting all required documents.
Many families prefer to pay their college expenses in smaller, more manageable installments. Taylor University offers payment plan options for enrollment at the student account billing website. Our Student Accounts Office is happy to help you figure out the best course of action for your family. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details and additional information.
In order to reduce your monthly payments, you can combine a payment plan with a Direct Parent PLUS loan. Learn more about the Direct PLUS loan.
For any other billing questions, contact the Student Accounts Office at email@example.com or 765-998-5123.
* Full-time tuition is charged to students who register for 12-17 credit hours a semester. Registering for greater than 17 hours, lab fees, private music lessons, and selected courses will incur an additional charge.
** Students should anticipate an additional $3,500 per year for books and miscellaneous expenses.
For more details on your financial aid questions, check out the following links:
Financial Aid Office
1846 Main Street
Upland, Indiana 46989-1001
Phone (Toll Free): 1-800-882-3456
Feel free to stop by our office in the Freimuth Administration Building.
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Associate Vice President of Financial Aid
Financial Aid Advisor
Financial Aid Counselor