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Financial Matters
The cost of attending New Saint Andrews is roughly one-third the cost of the average private college tuition. Incoming Freshmen also have the option to lock in their tuition rate for up to five years. Because we refuse to accept federal financial aid, build dormitories, or throw money at intercollegiate athletics and sports arenas, we can focus exclusively on higher education and thereby keep our tuition low. As funds permit, a modest number of scholarships are awarded.

ONE-YEAR COST OF ATTENDANCE UNDERGRAD
Tuition $11,500
Room and Board* $4,000
Books and Supplies** $1,400
TOTAL $16,900
* Room and Board expenses vary from student to student. **Book and Supplies are estimates. Actual expenses from student to student will vary.

For Graduate School tuition and fees click here.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Full-Time Tuition: $11,500 (payable in full by July 1)
A student’s tuition agreement and accompanying $200 confirmation deposit must be received by the stated deadline, and tuition paid in full by July 1.

Tuition Payment Plan Option
The payment plan (which includes a financing charge of 10 percent) allows tuition to be paid in five equal installments, payable at the beginning of July, September, November, January and March.

Special Tuition Rates and Fees
Special tuition rates and fees are assessed for course work done during the summer or by special arrangement outside the regular academic terms (e.g., during academic breaks) and are not included in or based on the students' regular academic year tuition rate.

Part-Time Tuition: $950 per course per term
Due in full the first day of each term.

Auditor's Fee: $425 per course per term
Due in full the first day of each term.

Tuition Lock Fee: $1,000
At a minimum, Tuition Lock Program participants are assured of tuition savings at least equal to the amount of the Lock Fee over four years, and could save an amount up to three times the Lock Fee.

Drop/Add Fee: $5
After the second week of each term.

Late Fee: $50
Charged to all payments that are more than three business days late. A service charge of 1.5 percent per month will be charged on all past due accounts.

Diploma Fee: $50
Charged to help cover expenses for your diploma and commencement.

Library Overdue Book Fines: 25 cents
Per book per day.

Vehicle Registration Fee: $60
Per year per automobile used to attend New Saint Andrews classes and events downtown.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships for Undergraduates
As funds permit, the College offers need-based and merit scholarships. The College does not participate, on principle, with any government-sponsored financial aid programs, to protect the religious integrity and freedom of our Christian institution. Instead, a private scholarship organization is available to provide assistance to needy and deserving students. Students interested in scholarships from the Paideia Scholarship Fund should notify the College's admissions officer. Applicants in need of financial assistance should indicate their interest in scholarships in their Statement of Financial Commitment and Ability and submit their completed application forms and materials no later than the February 15 deadline to be eligible for scholarships and financial aid consideration.

National Merit Finalists are automatically eligible to be considered for the Presidential Scholarship (awards range from $2,500 to full tuition). A copy of your letter from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation is required for eligibility. National Merit Semifinalists and Commended students are automatically eligible to be considered for the Saint Andrews Scholarship (awards range from $1,000 to the full tuition). A copy of your letter from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation is required for eligibility.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Saint Andrews Scholars
Students who achieve the highest levels of academic accomplishment at the secondary level are recognized as Saint Andrews Scholars. In addition to this recognition, these students may be eligible for financial awards ranging from $1,000 to a full-tuition scholarship (student is still responsible for all fees and other non-tuition charges).

Eligibility: Scholars must have documented a combination of (1) outstanding high school academic record (3.75+ GPA), (2) standardized test scores (SAT: 1300+; ACT: 32+), (3) a distinguished record of awards, honors and church and community service, and (4) a sterling pastoral evaluation. Saint Andrews Scholars may be eligible for the highest levels of financial awards offered by the College, which can range from $1,000 to the full tuition amount. Students eligible for this meritorious award must be first-time, College freshmen seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree who apply for full-time admission by February 15th. The Scholarship and Financial Need Committee may conduct personal interviews for additional information, especially when multiple scholars are eligible for the award.

Renewal: Automatically renewed for up to four years, as long as eligibility conditions are met. Recipients must remain a full-time student and maintain a SCH grade point average or higher. Recipients who are placed on probation for poor academic performance or disciplined for violations of the Student Code of Conduct will no longer be eligible for renewal of their Saint Andrews Scholar status and/or financial award.

Presidential Scholarship
The College’s Presidential Scholarship is reserved for the most distinguished of Saint Andrews Scholars, recognizing outstanding academic achievement and Christian character. This scholarship is rarely awarded, and only as funds permit. The award may range from $2,500 to a full tuition scholarship (student is still responsible for all fees and other non-tuition charges).

Eligibility: First-time College freshmen with superior academic record and outstanding Christian character who are seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree and apply for full-time admission by February 15th. Applicants who have documented a combination of outstanding high school academic record (3.85+ GPA), standardized test scores (SAT: 1450+; ACT: 34+), distinguished record of awards, honors, and church and community service, and sterling pastoral evaluation are automatically considered. The Scholarship Committee may conduct personal interviews for additional information, especially when multiple applicants are eligible for the award.

Renewal: Up to four years. Recipients must remain a full-time student and maintain a CL grade point average or higher for automatic renewal. Recipients who are under discipline for poor academic performance or violations of the student code of conduct are not eligible for renewal of their Presidential Scholarship.

Veritas Scholarship
The Veritas Scholarship may be awarded to one of the most promising graduates of Veritas Press Scholars Academy (VPSA) as it partners with New Saint Andrews College in the ongoing work of Christian education. The Veritas Scholarship includes a full tuition scholarship for four years.* The scholarship is reserved for the most distinguished of scholars, recognizing both outstanding academic achievement and Christian character. Students are responsible for fees and other non-tuition expenses.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the scholarship a student must satisfy the following criteria: 1) Be accepted into the undergraduate program at New Saint Andrews College (www.nsa.edu); 2) Have excellent standardized test scores (SAT: 1300+; ACT 32+); 3) Be a graduate of the VPSA with a standard, honors, or highest honors diploma; 4) Have a demonstrated record of awards, honors, church and community service, and sterling pastoral and academic evaluations – including a letter of recommendation from the VPSA headmaster/superintendent. To apply, an applicant must complete undergraduate application for New Saint Andrews College and submit a letter requesting consideration for the Veritas scholarship. Email correspondence should be sent to admissions@nsa.edu and an admission counselor can be reached at (208) 882-1566. Application materials (including essays and evaluations) must arrive by November 15th. Finalists will be announced by November 30. Finalists will be interviewed in December and the winner will be announced by January 6.

*subject to continued eligibility requirements of all Saint Andrews Scholars. Scholarship may include other applicable scholarships and grants, but total scholarship may not exceed the cost of tuition.

Renewal: Up to four years. Recipients must remain a full-time student and maintain a CL grade point average or higher for automatic renewal. Recipients who are under discipline for poor academic performance or violations of the student code of conduct are not eligible for renewal of their Veritas Scholarship.

The ACCS Alumni Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship available to first-time college freshmen who graduate from an Association of Classical and Christian Schools member school and are accepted and enroll at New Saint Andrews immediately following high school graduation.

Eligibility: Must be a first-time college freshman at New Saint Andrews who applied for admission by February 15 and is a graduate of an ACCS-member school (including an ACCS-member home school).

Renewal: Automatically renewed for up to four years, as long as the recipient remains a full-time student, maintains a CH grade point average or higher. Recipients whose grades drop below the CH average or are under discipline for poor academic performance or violations of the student code of conduct are not eligible for renewal of their ACCS Alumni Scholarship.

The ACCS Educators Scholarship
A $2,000 scholarship available to first-time college freshmen who have at least one parent who is a full-time teacher (with at least five years of full-time ACCS experience) at an ACCS-member school and are accepted and enroll at New Saint Andrews immediately following high school graduation.

Eligibility: Must be a first-time college freshman at New Saint Andrews who applied for admission by February 15 and provides documentation that they have at least one parent who is a full-time teacher (with at least five years of full-time ACCS experience) at an ACCS-member school.

Renewal: Automatically renewed for up to four years, as long as eligibility conditions are met. Recipient must remain a full-time student and maintain a CH grade point average or higher. Recipients whose grades drop below the CH average or are under discipline for poor academic performance or violations of the student code of conduct are not eligible for renewal of their ACCS Educators Scholarship.

The Jan-Louis du Plooy Scholarship
Named in memory of the Rev. Jan-Louis Du Plooy, who was pastor of the Potchefstroom-Noord congregation of the Reformed Church (Gereformeerde Kerk) in South Africa at the time of his death in 1999, this scholarship provides partial or full tuition waiver for up to four continuous years of study for orphans or children of widowed parents. Applicants who may qualify for this scholarship are invited to indicate their eligibility in their Letter of Financial Ability when they submit their applications. The number and amount of the awards vary annually.

Renewal: Automatically renewed for up to four years, as long as eligibility conditions are met. Recipient must maintain a CH grade point average or higher. Recipients whose grades drop below the CH average or are under discipline for poor academic performance or violations of the student code of conduct are not eligible for renewal of their Jan-Louis du Plooy Scholarship.

The Joyce Gray Memorial Scholarship
Named in memory of Mrs. Joyce Gray, who was a long-time resident of Viola, Idaho, pianist at Christ Church, farmer, interior decorator, mother of three, grandmother of 10, and friend of the College, and passed away in 2002 this scholarship provides assistance to continuing full-time students who have bona fide financial need. The number and amount of the awards vary annually.

Other Need-Based Financial Assistance
The College endeavors, as its financial resources allow, to assist any student who has significant financial need. Students who may be unable to continue their studies at New Saint Andrews because of limited finances should contact the College's Bursar. Awards may include direct aid, revised tuition agreements and payment schedules.

 

Tuition Lock Program
New Saint Andrews College is unique among colleges and universities in offering an opportunity for Full-Time students to lock in a fixed tuition rate for up to five consecutive years to complete either an A.A. or B.A. degree.

Eligibility
Only freshman in their entering year are eligible. To lock in a fixed rate, students pay a non-refundable fee in full with their first tuition payment at the beginning of the academic year (fall) or by the College’s first billing in January. The amount of the fee is based on 80% of the projected tuition savings for the sophomore (2nd year) and junior (3rd year) years as determined by the College according to its revenue projection plan. If the student waits to lock until the January deadline, a “late lock” charge of an extra 10% will be added to the published Lock Fee.

Tuition Savings
At a minimum, Tuition Lock Program participants are assured of tuition savings at least equal to the amount of the lock fee by the end of their senior year (4th year). Likewise, a cap is placed on the amount of tuition savings that can be realized through the program. If the cumulative tuition savings in the participant’s 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years more than triples the amount of the student’s paid lock fee, a Tuition Adjustment Fee may be applied for the tuition savings amount that exceeds the cap in the fourth and fifth years.

Tuition Lock Fee is not refundable
The Tuition Lock Fee is non-refundable. Students who leave the College leave the Tuition Lock Program. If they re-enroll at a later date, they will be responsible for paying the full published tuition rate current at the time of their (re-) enrollment.

Allowance for Retaining Lock During an Extended Absence
With the Tuition Lock Program students are given five years to complete their degree. In extending the program one year beyond the typical four-year degree program, the College assumes five continuous years of enrollment. However, circumstances occasionally prevent a student from finishing a degree without interruption. If a student desires to take a one-year absence from classes with the intention of returning, they may do so within the five –year period of the Lock Program. To exercise this allowance, they must

1. Notifying the Bursar in writing of his or her intention by the end of the current school year enrolled.
2. Signing a new tuition agreement indicating a payment plan for the sabbatical year (75% of the current year tuition) that is approved by the Bursar.
3. The remaining balance must be paid in full by July 1st prior to the start of the upcoming school year.

These payments are non-refundable and will apply directly to the tuition for the year following the sabbatical year. This allowance can only be applied to one year of absence for each student.

 

Room & Board 
The College is a non-residential campus, meaning we provide no on-campus housing. Most students board with local Christian families or share apartments with other NSA students. The College expects its students to be mature enough to live independently. Students are responsible for their own housing arrangements. Costs for boarding with local Christian families vary considerably, depending on the living and meal arrangements. Two bedroom apartments typically rent in the $400 per month range, and duplexes and houses go for between $600 per month to $1,200 per month. On average, full-time students should expect to pay about $4,000 for room and board per academic year.

Undergraduate Refund Policies
The College provides a tuition payment agreement to each student prior to the beginning of the school year so that both the College and its students can plan their budgets accordingly. Tuition agreements distributed by the business office each spring must be returned by the posted deadline, accompanied by a $200 non-refundable deposit. Because the College limits enrollment, students who fail to submit their tuition agreements and deposits by the posted deadline will lose their privilege to enroll the following year and the College may give their place in the student body to another eligible applicant. The following Refund Policies apply to undergraduates and courses offered Jerusalem, Nicea, Chalcedon, and Westminster terms.

Payment in Advance
All students who pay full- or part-time tuition for the year in advance are subject to the following refund rates and schedules, if they withdraw in accordance with the College’s rules governing withdrawals. Those students who pay full- or part-time tuition for the year in advance and officially withdraw before the last day of the Jerusalem Term in October may receive a 60 percent refund. Those who pay full- or part-time tuition for the year in advance and officially withdraw before the last day of the Nicea Term in December may receive a 40 percent tuition refund. Those who withdraw after the last day of the Nicea Term are ineligible for a tuition refund. All registration deposits, including the fixed tuition rate deposit, and non-tuition fees are non-refundable. All refunds to full-time students are calculated from the total tuition paid to date, less a $50 administrative charge for mid-year or mid-term withdrawals.

Payment via Financing Option
If at anytime a student finds it necessary to nullify or modify their tuition agreement made with the college, New Saint Andrews will retroactively (from the beginning of the current academic year) recalculate the total tuition owed based on our per class rates. This allows us to maintain the integrity of our rates to full-time students. This recalculation may result in additional fees payable to the College.

Payment per Course
All auditors and students who pay tuition or fees based on our per course rates are subject to the following refund rates and schedules, if they drop or withdraw in accordance with the College’s rules governing drops and withdrawals. Students who officially drop a course on or before Friday of week one in any given term may receive a 75 percent refund for that course, less the regular $5 drop fee. Students who officially drop a course after week one, but before Friday of week two in any given term may receive a 50 percent refund for that course, less the regular $5 drop fee. Students who officially withdraw after week two, but before Friday of week five in any given term may receive a 25 percent tuition refund for that course, less the regular $5 drop fee. Students who withdraw after Friday of week five in any given term are ineligible for tuition refunds. Part-time students who pay their tuition in advance are subject to the same refund policy as full-time students as explained above. Auditors who officially drop a course within the first three days of the term may receive an 80 percent refund for that course, less the regular $5 drop fee. Auditors who officially drop a course after the first three days of the term are ineligible for a refund.

Deposits and Fees
All registration deposits, including the Tuition Lock Fee, and non-tuition fees are non-refundable.

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