Private 4 Year

MHC Tuition & Cost

South Hadley, Massachusetts

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Mount Holyoke College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$218
Room and Board $15,320
Other Expenses Budget$1,000

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Mount Holyoke College on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $69,578 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $52,040 for tuition, $15,320 room and board, $1,000 for books and supplies and $218 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Mount Holyoke College is $52,040, the same as Massachusetts residents.

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 Mount Holyoke 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 Mount Holyoke College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,063
$30,001 to $48,000$17,192
$48,001 to $75,000$17,860
$75,001 to $110,000$20,586

The average reported annual net price for Mount Holyoke College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $32,008 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

74% of full-time undergrad Mount Holyoke 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 $34,470 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 41% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,047 and 11% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $7,904.

Finanical Aid Mount Holyoke College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $34,470 74%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $33,101 73%
Pell Grants $4,865 16%
Other Federal Grants $1,500 14%
State and Local Grants $2,584 4%
Federal Student Loans $5,047 41%
Other Student Loans $7,904 11%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Mount Holyoke College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $95,640. The loan balance of $95,640 is a four year multiple of the $23,910 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 $913 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 $95,640
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $912.51
Total Interest Paid $13,861.33
Sum of All Loan Payments $109,501.33

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $69,578
2 $72,714
3 $75,991
4 $79,415

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Mount Holyoke College to be $278,312 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.5% 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 Mount Holyoke College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,630 $4,890 $6,520

Estimated cost for a class at Mount Holyoke 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 Mount Holyoke College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Mount Holyoke 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=166939 IPEDS survey data for Mount Holyoke College.