Financial Aid at JMU

The average amount of financial aid is $6,998 where 35% of enrolled students have received grants or scholarship aid at James Madison University. The average amount of tuition & fees is $12,206 for Virginia residents and $29,106 for out-of-state students at James Madison University.

  • Average Financial Aid: $6,998
  • Undergraduate Tuition: $29,106 ($12,206 Virginia residents)

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All Undergraduate Student Financial Aid

For academic year 2019-2020, total 7,037 students (35% of all undergraduate students) have received grants or scholarships and the average received amount is $6,998. Grant/scholarship aid includes federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid. Next table shows the financial aid statistics for all undergraduate students by aid types at James Madison University.
Financial Aid Statistics at James Madison University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Federal, state, local, institutional or other grant aid7,03735%$6,998
Pell Grants3,06015%$4,157
Federal Student Loans7,50238%$6,082

Beginning Student Financial Aid

For first time, full time beginning students (freshmen), total 2,945 students (63% of all freshmen) have received any type of financial aid and 2,907 students (62% of all freshmen) awarded any student loans. The headcount includes the number of full-time, first-time degree seeking beginning undergraduate students. The average amount of grant/scholarship aid is $8,489 and the average amount of student loan aid is $8,401. Next table shows the headcount and average received amount of financial aid by source of the aid at James Madison University.
Beginning Students Financial Aid Statistics at James Madison University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid2,94563%-
Grants or Scholarship from All Sources1,38430%$8,489
Federal Grants69415%$4,377
Pell Grants69015%$4,166
Other Federal Grants1944%$842
State/Local Grants60613%$5,820
Institutional Grants76016%$6,821
Student Loans1,99643%$8,401
Federal Student Loans1,91541%$5,231
Other Student Loans3868%$17,490

Grants and Scholarship Aid By Income Level

Next table shows the number of students awarded and average grants/scholarship aid amount by income level for whom paying in-state tuition rate at James Madison University. The sources of grants and scholarship aid are the federal government, state/local government, or the institution (James Madison University.
Financial Aid Statistics By Income Level at James Madison University
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level1,581792$4,726
$0-$30,000217217$12,581
$30,001-$48,000189186$10,955
$48,001-$75,000243216$7,595
$75,001-$110,000318118$1,957
$110,001 or more61455$331

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