Tuition & Financial Aid
Great education should not bankrupt your financial future. The recent trend in college tuition is a continual increase of price per unit, year after year. Unfortunately, increased cost is rarely matched with an increase in the quality of the education. Instead, as students pay upwards of $30,000 and $40,000 per year to attend university, they are stuffed into more and more crowded classes, taught too often by part time, underpaid instructors. Full time professors are allowed and even encouraged to pursue research rather than teaching. Much of the ever-increasing price tag of college goes to expensive sporting arenas and bloated salaries of administrators who never set foot in the classroom. Students borrow more and more money to attend college each year, and eventually this trend leads to a student body wracked with debt well past their graduation – if they graduate at all.
Saint Constantine does things differently. We keep our class sizes small. We have no athletics program requiring millions of dollars of funding. All of our administrators are also professors. All our professors are experienced educators and accomplished academics who are paid to focus on undergraduate education. And so we can keep our tuition low: $9,000 per year.
For this, students receive an excellent, individualized undergraduate education in small and rigorous tutorials led by experts in their field. Instead of borrowing tens of thousands of dollars per year for a mere diploma, students at Saint Constantine pay a modest tuition for a quality undergraduate program of study in an intimate academic community. Simply put, at Saint Constantine, every tuition dollar paid by the student will be used to foster the education of that student.
Student Work Opportunities
While Saint Constantine does not offer traditional financial aid, there are a variety of employment opportunities available on campus. Pay rates are competitive, and work hours can flex around class and tutorial schedules. Candidates who meet the priority application deadline receive first consideration for student work opportunities.
Saint Constantine aims to provide you the kind of quality education you would find at the top tier universities, but at a cost that is competitively priced against local community colleges. Undergraduate tuition for the year totals $9,000, or $4,500 per semester.
In our mission to keep costs low, we have eliminated many of the miscellaneous fees typical of modern college programs. The only regular fee that students can expect is that they are required to purchase books for each class at the beginning of each semester. The average cost of books is $250 per semester.
We keep our tuition and fees low so that loans and other major forms of financial aid are not necessary. We do not accept federal financial aid. For those who are interested, there are a limited number of on-campus jobs available to students each semester. We encourage students to seek out and apply for private scholarships as well.
Saint Constantine provides a residential housing option for interested students in a gated community adjacent to the campus. Students who wish to apply for housing should express interest during their admissions process to ensure availability. Single-occupancy rooms in the Student Houses are $6,500/year; double-occupancy rooms are $5,000/year. Students are responsible for their own meals.