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FSW Tuition & Cost

Fort Myers, Florida

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Florida Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Florida SouthWestern State College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,950
Other Fees$965
Room and Board $10,500
Other Expenses Budget$2,320
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Florida SouthWestern State College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,950
Other Fees$965
Room and Board $10,500
Other Expenses Budget$2,320

Residents of Florida pay an annual total price of $18,171 to attend Florida SouthWestern State College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $2,436 for tuition, $10,500 room and board, $1,950 for books and supplies and $965 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $25,485 which is 40.3% higher than Florida residents. The tuition charge is $9,750 while room and board is $10,500, books and supplies are $1,950 and other fees come in at $965.

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 Florida SouthWestern State College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Florida SouthWestern State College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,947
$30,001 to $48,000$6,979
$48,001 to $75,000$10,295
$75,001 to $110,000$12,845

The average reported annual net price for Florida SouthWestern State College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $7,033 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

66% of full-time undergrad Florida SouthWestern State College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,685 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 20% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $3,217 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $16,728.

Finanical Aid Florida SouthWestern State College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,685 66%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,179 11%
Pell Grants $5,432 58%
Other Federal Grants $990 3%
State and Local Grants $2,157 34%
Federal Student Loans $3,217 20%
Other Student Loans $16,728 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Florida SouthWestern State College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $30,076. The loan balance of $30,076 is a four year multiple of the $7,519 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 $287 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 $30,076
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $286.96
Total Interest Paid $4,358.99
Sum of All Loan Payments $34,434.99

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Florida Residents Non Residents
1 $18,171 $25,485
2 $19,443 $27,269
3 $20,804 $29,178
4 $22,260 $31,220

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Florida SouthWestern State College to be $72,684 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Florida SouthWestern State College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Florida Residents $81 $243 $324
Out of State Residents $325 $975 $1,300

Estimated cost for a class at Florida SouthWestern State 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 Florida SouthWestern State College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Florida SouthWestern State College 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=133508 IPEDS survey data for Florida SouthWestern State College.