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CSM Tuition & Cost

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How much does it cost to attend?

In District Maryland Resident Sticker Price
$20,416
In District Costs for College of Southern Maryland
Fee Cost
Tuition$3,144
Books and Supplies$1,214
Other Fees$1,374
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,335
Other Expenses Budget$4,349
In State Maryland Resident Sticker Price
$22,768
In State Costs for College of Southern Maryland
Fee Cost
Tuition$5,496
Books and Supplies$1,214
Other Fees$1,374
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,335
Other Expenses Budget$4,349

In district Maryland residents should budget an annual total cost of $20,416 to attend College of Southern Maryland on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,144 for tuition, $10,335 off-campus housing, $1,214 for books and supplies and $1,374 for other fees.

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 College of Southern Maryland when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$7,805
Net Price by Income College of Southern Maryland
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,233
$30,001 to $48,000$6,385
$48,001 to $75,000$9,392
$75,001 to $110,000$11,369
$110,000+$11,943

The average reported annual net price for College of Southern Maryland for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $7,805 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Costs for Similar Colleges

Financial Aid

39% of full-time undergrad College of Southern Maryland received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $4,196 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 9% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,441 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $7,020.

Finanical Aid College of Southern Maryland
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,196 39%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,314 15%
Pell Grants $5,120 24%
Other Federal Grants $1,541 2%
State and Local Grants $963 14%
Federal Student Loans $4,441 9%
Other Student Loans $7,020 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to College of Southern Maryland, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $16,088. The loan balance of $16,088 is a two year multiple of the $8,044 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 $153 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 $16,088
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $153.50
Total Interest Paid $2,331.67
Sum of All Loan Payments $18,419.67

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$45,536
Year Maryland Residents Non Residents
1 $22,768 $24,328
2 $23,481 $25,090

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at College of Southern Maryland to be $45,536 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.1% annual increase over the next 2 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 Southern Maryland
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $131 $393 $524
Maryland Residents $229 $687 $916
Out of State Residents $294 $882 $1,176

Estimated cost for a class at College of Southern Maryland 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 Southern Maryland versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

College of Southern Maryland 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=162122 IPEDS survey data for College of Southern Maryland.