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Private 4 Year

College of the Atlantic Tuition & Cost

Bar Harbor, Maine

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$54,918
Costs for College of the Atlantic
Fee Cost
Tuition$42,993
Books and Supplies$549
Other Fees$549
Room and Board $9,747
Other Expenses Budget$1,080

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend College of the Atlantic on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $54,918 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $42,993 for tuition, $9,747 room and board, $549 for books and supplies and $549 for other fees. Out of state tuition for College of the Atlantic is $42,993, the same as Maine residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 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 College of the Atlantic when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$17,213
Net Price by Income College of the Atlantic
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,842
$30,001 to $48,000$12,568
$48,001 to $75,000$17,988
$75,001 to $110,000$22,859
$110,000+$32,344

The average reported annual net price for College of the Atlantic for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,213 in 2017/2018. 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

Finanical Aid College of the Atlantic
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $37,756 96%
Pell Grant $4,519 34%
Federal Student Loan $5,049 62%

The average reported annual net price for College of the Atlantic for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,213 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to College of the Atlantic, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $63,832. The loan balance of $63,832 is a four year multiple of the $15,958 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 $662 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 4.529%.

Example Loan $63,832
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $662.44
Total Interest Paid $15,660.49
Sum of All Loan Payments $79,492.49

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$219,672
Year All Residents
1 $54,918
2 $56,645
3 $58,426
4 $60,263

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at College of the Atlantic to be $219,672 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.1% 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 College of the Atlantic
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,433 $4,299 $5,732

Estimated cost for a class at College of the Atlantic 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 College of the Atlantic versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

College of the Atlantic 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=160959 IPEDS survey data for College of the Atlantic.