George Fox students receive one of the top values among private universities in the Northwest, according to Money magazine. The publication ranked George Fox as the top Christian college in Oregon in its “Best Colleges for your Money” issue, based on “educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes.” Likewise, Washington Monthly placed the school ahead of all other Christian universities in the Northwest in its “Best Bang for the Buck” rankings, which, in part, took into account student loan default and graduation rates.
“Americans with four-year college degrees made 98 percent more an hour on average in 2013 than people without a degree.”
- New York Times (2014)
How Financial Aid Works at George Fox
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Average Financial Aid Package
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George Fox offers merit scholarships to first-year students based on their work in high school and on standardized tests.
For the 2015-16 academic year, merit scholarships ranged from $7,000 to $17,000 per student, per year. These awards were based on the cumulative unweighted GPA at the point of application and the best SAT or ACT score of the applicant. Awards are evaluated at the point of admission to George Fox.
We are currently evaluating the merit scholarship program for the 2016-17 academic year. Please contact your admissions counselor for more information about what you might be awarded.
For information about how we plan to transition to the new SAT format for both scholarship and admissions purposes, please click here.
- Merit Scholarships: Automatically awarded to qualified admitted students based on academic performance, including SAT or ACT scores and GPA. These awards are granted upon admission into the university, and range from $7,000 to $17,000 per year. Please note that admission can close due to student demand. Therefore, we recommend that you apply early to ensure admission and to maximize your scholarship opportunities.
- Competitive Scholarships: Students are invited to campus to compete for scholarships in their chosen major or for their accomplishments in leadership.
- Need-Based Grants: After filing the FAFSA, a student's eligibility is evaluated for grants from both George Fox University and the federal government.
- Work-Study: Students are able to earn money toward their educational expenses through work at an on-campus job.
- Student Loans: Students and parents can borrow money to make a George Fox education possible.
Why George Fox?
You might get lost in the crowd at some universities – but not at George Fox. We want to know you on a personal, academic and spiritual level.
That means not only understanding where you’ve come from and where you want to go, but also providing personalized guidance to help you get there.
You’ll find that faith permeates everything we do here, from the way our professors teach to the way we relate to one another as a community.
We also strongly believe that we’re called to serve, whether that involves lending a helping hand to our neighbors or traveling across the globe to assist and minister to those in need.
You’ll receive personal attention from our professors thanks to a low 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, and opportunities for undergraduate research and hands-on learning that wouldn’t normally be available at bigger schools.
At the same time, George Fox has the resources to consistently rank among the top Christian universities in the nation in publications like U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. It’s the best of both worlds.
Whether your future plans involve grad school or jumping directly into the job market, a George Fox education can help you achieve your goals.
Did you know that 88% of our biology majors are accepted into grad school, or that 95% of George Fox accounting majors find employment within 6 months after graduating? Those are just two examples of how we prepare our students for long-term success.
Ninety-eight percent of our students received some type of financial aid for the 2014-15 academic year, with the average package coming in at $24,163. That’s a total of over $51.9 million in financial aid given per year!
You may qualify for merit scholarships, grants or competitive awards, just to name a few. To find out more, just input your information into our net price calculator.
Annual costs before financial aid, 2017-18
Room and board: $10,886