Financial aid is available from the College for the expenses of tuition, room and board.

 

2022 - 2023 Direct Cost for Students
Tuition $27,000.00
Room and Board $9,900.00
Total Direct Costs $36,900.00

 

No Additional Fees

Thomas Aquinas College has no additional fees. There are, however, other expenses that you and your family will need to plan for:

 

Estimated Other Expenses
Books and Supplies $0.00 (see below)
Pocket money during year $500.00 (approximately)
Transportation variable (see below)
Miscellaneous variable (see below)
Student Loan Fees (if you are borrowing a federal Direct Student Loan) $50.00 (average)

 

Books and Supplies

Students attending Thomas Aquinas College have no book expenses. Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, all of the books needed for the academic year are provided to each student at no cost; books are distributed at the beginning of each semester.

Note: If a book was required for a previous year, the College will assume the student still owns that title and will not provide an additional copy free of charge. An example of this would be "The Complete Works of Plato" which is used in each year of the program; thus the College will provide a copy of this text to incoming freshmen, but not to returning students. Copies will be available for purchase by sophomores, juniors or seniors who no longer have the copy they used in previous years.

Only one copy of one translation of each required text will be provided free of charge. Additional translations, replacement copies and other non-required texts are available for purchase. An example of this would be H. G. Apostle's translation of Aristotle's "Categories and Propositions." It is not a required translation, but a student may purchase it from the bookstore if he is interested in owning a copy.

 

Pocket Money

This category covers routine expenses that will be incurred during the school year for things such as laundry soap, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and entertainment. We estimate $500 to be a reasonable amount for these expenses during the school year.

 

Transportation

Most financial aid recipients who are from out of state travel home only at Christmas break and at the end of the year, for a total of two round trips per year. The expense of traveling will vary according to the location of your home and your mode of transportation. The statewide average for students' travel expenses is $350.

 

Miscellaneous Expenses

This category includes other expenditures students face, such as clothing, medical, phone, etc. The statewide average for students’ miscellaneous expenses is $2,200, but it is possible to spend far less than this amount if you are careful in your spending habits.

 

Loan Fees

This is the average loan origination fee for students borrowing through the federal Direct Student Loan Program.