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Caltech Tuition & Cost

Pasadena, California

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$74,763
Costs for California Institute of Technology
Fee Cost
Tuition$52,506
Books and Supplies$1,428
Other Fees$2,094
Room and Board $16,644
Other Expenses Budget$2,091

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend California Institute of Technology on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $74,763 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $52,506 for tuition, $16,644 room and board, $1,428 for books and supplies and $2,094 for other fees. Out of state tuition for California Institute of Technology is $52,506, the same as California residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend California Institute of Technology when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$27,438
Net Price by Income California Institute of Technology
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$5,456
$30,001 to $48,000$3,756
$48,001 to $75,000$8,042
$75,001 to $110,000$12,788
$110,000+$48,851

The average reported annual net price for California Institute of Technology for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $27,438 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

55% of full-time undergrad California Institute of Technology received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $44,646 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 5% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,970 and 20% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $5,981.

Finanical Aid California Institute of Technology
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $44,646 55%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $42,708 55%
Pell Grants $4,432 12%
Other Federal Grants $4,000 8%
State and Local Grants $9,084 3%
Federal Student Loans $4,970 5%
Other Student Loans $5,981 20%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to California Institute of Technology, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $101,528. The loan balance of $101,528 is a four year multiple of the $25,382 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $969 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $101,528
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $968.69
Total Interest Paid $14,714.69
Sum of All Loan Payments $116,242.69

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$299,052
Year All Residents
1 $74,763
2 $78,597
3 $82,628
4 $86,866

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at California Institute of Technology to be $299,052 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

California Institute of Technology Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110404 IPEDS survey data for California Institute of Technology.