Public 4 Year

ECSU Tuition & Cost

Willimantic, Connecticut

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Connecticut Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Eastern Connecticut State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$6,142
Room and Board $14,434
Other Expenses Budget$2,298
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Eastern Connecticut State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$6,142
Room and Board $14,434
Other Expenses Budget$2,298

In-state tuition at Eastern Connecticut State University for undergraduate students residing in Connecticut is $6,162. Room and board charges total $14,434 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $800 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $6,142 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $2,298 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Eastern Connecticut State University full time should expect a total annual cost of $29,836.

Undergraduate tuition at Eastern Connecticut State University is $18,436 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $14,434 for room and board, $800 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $6,142. Students are advised to budget $2,298 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $42,110. This figure is 41.1% higher than what Connecticut residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Eastern Connecticut State University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Eastern Connecticut State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$15,687
$30,001 to $48,000$15,154
$48,001 to $75,000$17,305
$75,001 to $110,000$20,162

The average reported annual net price for Eastern Connecticut State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $19,090 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

93% of full-time undergrad Eastern Connecticut State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $8,244 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 71% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,379 and 11% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $12,610.

Finanical Aid Eastern Connecticut State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,244 93%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $6,077 78%
Pell Grants $4,833 36%
Other Federal Grants $717 78%
State and Local Grants $4,164 12%
Federal Student Loans $5,379 71%
Other Student Loans $12,610 11%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Eastern Connecticut State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $68,540. The loan balance of $68,540 is a four year multiple of the $17,135 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 $727 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $68,540
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $726.64
Total Interest Paid $18,656.57
Sum of All Loan Payments $87,196.57

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Connecticut Residents Non Residents
1 $29,836 $42,110
2 $30,918 $43,637
3 $32,040 $45,220
4 $33,202 $46,861

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Eastern Connecticut State University to be $119,344 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.6% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Eastern Connecticut State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Out of State Residents $578 $1,734 $2,312

Estimated cost for a class at Eastern Connecticut State University 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 Eastern Connecticut State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Eastern Connecticut State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=129215 IPEDS survey data for Eastern Connecticut State University.