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Fitchburg State Tuition & Cost

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Massachusetts Resident Sticker Price
$25,160
In State Costs for Fitchburg State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$970
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$9,640
Room and Board $11,250
Other Expenses Budget$2,100
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$31,240
Out of State Costs for Fitchburg State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$7,050
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$9,640
Room and Board $11,250
Other Expenses Budget$2,100

Residents of Massachusetts pay an annual total price of $25,160 to attend Fitchburg State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $970 for tuition, $11,250 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $9,640 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $31,240 which is 24.2% higher than Massachusetts residents. The tuition charge is $7,050 while room and board is $11,250, books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $9,640.

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 Fitchburg State University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$15,237
Net Price by Income Fitchburg State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,770
$30,001 to $48,000$13,208
$48,001 to $75,000$15,538
$75,001 to $110,000$19,205
$110,000+$21,012

The average reported annual net price for Fitchburg State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $15,237 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

72% of full-time undergrad Fitchburg 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 $6,809 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 $5,284 and 17% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $9,716.

Finanical Aid Fitchburg State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,809 72%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,038 59%
Pell Grants $4,563 45%
Other Federal Grants $416 31%
State and Local Grants $2,510 59%
Federal Student Loans $5,284 71%
Other Student Loans $9,716 17%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Fitchburg State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $43,716. The loan balance of $43,716 is a four year multiple of the $10,929 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 $417 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 $43,716
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $417.10
Total Interest Paid $6,335.86
Sum of All Loan Payments $50,051.86

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$100,640
Year Massachusetts Residents Non Residents
1 $25,160 $31,240
2 $26,921 $33,427
3 $28,806 $35,767
4 $30,822 $38,270

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Fitchburg State University to be $100,640 - 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 Fitchburg State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Massachusetts Residents $438 $1,314 $1,752
Out of State Residents $691 $2,073 $2,764

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Fitchburg State University 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=165820 IPEDS survey data for Fitchburg State University.