Grove City Is Least Costly Private College in Pa.

GROVE CITY, Pa. — Grove City College is the least expensive private college in Pennsylvania, according to U.S. News and World Report.

The magazine surveyed 2017-18 costs reported by 724 ranked, nonprofit private schools and determined that Grove City College’s charges are the lowest in the Keystone State.

Average annual sticker price for a private education is $34,817, not counting room and board, U.S. News reports. Grove City College’s annual charges for the period reviewed were about $17,254, before scholarships and financial aid were awarded. Grove City College’s “sticker price” reflects the actual cost of educating each student, the magazine said.

“Keeping a quality, Christian higher education affordable is part of our college’s mission,” said the president of the college, Paul J. McNulty. “We welcome this affirmation from one of the country’s most respected sources of information about the value of higher education that we are being good stewards of that mission.”

Grove City College does not offer discounts to attract students, standing against pricing models elsewhere that distort the cost of a higher education. The college does not accept any federal funding, including grants and loans to students because of its long-standing commitment to being a truly independent college and safeguarding its affordability.  

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