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Pitzer Tuition & Cost


How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$70,500
Costs for Pitzer College
Fee Cost
Tuition$51,964
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$272
Room and Board $16,264
Other Expenses Budget$1,000

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Pitzer College on a full time basis for 2017/2018 is $70,500 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $51,964 for tuition, $16,264 room and board, $1,000 for books and supplies and $272 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Pitzer College is $51,964, the same as California residents.


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Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$26,935
Net Price by Income Pitzer College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$9,203
$30,001 to $48,000$15,010
$48,001 to $75,000$20,673
$75,001 to $110,000$22,345
$110,000+$44,335

The average reported annual net price for Pitzer College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $26,935 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Pitzer College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $41,257 42%
Pell Grant $4,671 13%
Federal Student Loan $3,982 28%

The average reported annual net price for Pitzer College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $26,935 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Pitzer College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $86,548. The loan balance of $86,548 is a four year multiple of the $21,637 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 $904 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 4.7%.

Example Loan $86,548
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $903.66
Total Interest Paid $21,891.18
Sum of All Loan Payments $108,439.18

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$282,000
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
All Residents $70,500 $73,386 $76,389 $79,516

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Pitzer College to be $282,000 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Cost Credit Hour and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Pitzer College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $6,496 $19,488 $25,984

Estimated cost for a class at Pitzer College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Pitzer College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Pitzer College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=121257 IPEDS survey data for Pitzer College.