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Messiah University Online

Last Updated on October 19, 2021 by Omotomiwa Lydia

Online Program Overview

Messiah University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For the academic year 2020-2021, the tuition & fees are $37,180 in average for all students.

It offers 133 degree programs. Of that, the distance learning opportunity is given to 17 programs – 5 Masters, 12 Post-Bachelors or Post-Masters Certificate.

School NameMessiah University
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
AddressOne College Ave, Mechanicsburg, PA
Online Students445 Enrolled Online Exclusively
72 Enrolled in Some Online Courses
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$37,180
Student to Faculty12:1 (8.33%)
Online Degree Programs
Total17 Programs
Masters5 Programs
Post-Graduate12 Programs

2021 Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 tuition & fees and costs trends last 5 years at Messiah University . Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $37,180 for all students.The costs per credit hour for part-time students or overload credits of full-time students is $1,515 for undergraduate programs. The costs per credit hour for graduate programs is $710 for all students.Tuition & feesCost Per Credit HourTuition Change Chart


Online Programs By Area of Study

Messiah University offers 133 degree programs through Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate programs. Of that, 17 programs can be conferred by distance learning – 5 Masters, 12 Post-Bachelors or Post-Masters. The following table summarizes the number of degree programs by degree types.

Overall ProgramsNOT OFFEREDNOT OFFERED8411234

The next tables list each online program with offered degrees. The number on each column denotes the conferred degree of the program. It includes the completers through on-campus classes and hybrid on/offline classes as well as completely online classes. Only in Classroom means that the program is offered only on-site classes and not offered denotes that the school does not offer the program.

You may want to see all online schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.

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Messiah University Tuition

Tuition at any college is not what it may seem at first glance. That’s the sticker price—and it can be a bit jarring! But as you look deeper into the cost of a college education, you’ll soon discover that the actual price equals the “sticker price” MINUS a package of financial aid—consisting of loans, grants, scholarships and work programs—that the University’s financial aid office will put together for you, making a college education much more affordable than you originally may have thought it would be.

Tuition and Fees        Academic Year 2021-2022 
Basic tuition$37,430
Basic fees (minimum amount Student Government Association and student service fees)$940
Room (double occupancy)$5,970
Meals (maximum costs)$5,250
Total tuition, fees, room and board$49,590
Minus financial aid (average first-year student aid 2020-2021*)($27,614)
Average total expense$21,976

*Average first-year student aid includes institutional need-based aid, Messiah University scholarships and Federal Stafford Loans. It does NOT include PLUS and alternate loans, and one-time pandemic related awards.

Financial Aid Website
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Application Deadline
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
High School Program
College preparatory program is required
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost
FAFSA, Code is 003298 Free
Financial Aid Applicants
560 (92.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
479 (85.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
479 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
90 (18.8%) of aid recipients%
Average Percent of Need Met
Average Award
Need-Based Gift
Received by 477 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,047
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 385 (80.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,701
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 65 (13.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 65 (13.6%) of aid recipients
124 (20.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,472