Affordability & Success

How our Financial Aid works for you

Heidelberg is committed to providing a transparent pathway to a quality, professional liberal arts education at a competitive price. We work with you to alleviate fears that you may have about making an investment in your education.

Proven Success

Investing in a Heidelberg education has a proven track record of success. Our students go on to have successful and fulfilling careers. 

100%
students who receive scholarships and/or grants
#13
Social Mobility, Midwest Region U.S. News & World Report
#8
Best Value School, Midwest Region U.S. News & World Report
Direct Charges vs Net Price

We are one of the most affordable private institutions in Ohio. Our sticker price might look scary, but what families actually pay on average (our net price) makes us a desirable option for students looking for a personalized education. 

2021-2022 Direct Charges

Tuition | $32,900
Room & Board | $11,070
Technology Fee | $700
Total Direct Charges = $44,670

Net Price

Miami University - $22,989
Ohio University - $22,521
Heidelberg University - $21,192
Ohio State University - $18,706
Kent State University - $18,643
(Data from IPEDs)

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Common Concerns

I can’t afford a private school.

We get it. This can look daunting, but think again. The actual cost is different for each family based on need, merit, and other criteria. Heidelberg students come from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

I won’t receive any scholarships/financial help.

Yes, you will. Heidelberg offers a wide variety of ways to defray the cost of attendance including academic scholarships, talent awards, and a competition for top scholars to receive additional awards. 100% of our students receive aid from Heidelberg. 

I'm going to end up with student debt.

You may, but you’ll also receive a valuable education that allows you to pursue your chosen career with the skills, experience, and confidence to be successful. Our students:

  • Graduate in four years - We believe so strongly that our students will graduate on time that we have a Four-Year Graduation Guarantee. If you follow the steps and still don't graduate on time, we'll pay for you to finish.
  • Land a job quickly - In the past two years, 10 majors had a 100% placement rate within six months of graduation. (Accounting - Biochemistry - Chemistry - Communication - Computer Science - Criminology - Environmental Science - Integrated Media - Music Education - Theatre)
  • Are prepared to be successful - Our HYPE Career Ready Program helps you stand out in an increasingly competitive workforce.
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What does this all mean?

It means you can afford an education that will challenge you academically, support your personal and professional development, and prepare you for a purposeful career.