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Montclair State University Tuition & Cost

Montclair, New Jersey

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State New Jersey Resident Sticker Price
$32,108
In State Costs for Montclair State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$12,082
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$991
Room and Board $15,675
Other Expenses Budget$2,120
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$40,068
Out of State Costs for Montclair State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$20,042
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$991
Room and Board $15,675
Other Expenses Budget$2,120

Residents of New Jersey pay an annual total price of $32,108 to attend Montclair State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $12,082 for tuition, $15,675 room and board, $1,240 for books and supplies and $991 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $40,068 which is 24.8% higher than New Jersey residents. The tuition charge is $20,042 while room and board is $15,675, books and supplies are $1,240 and other fees come in at $991.

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

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$15,890
Net Price by Income Montclair State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$13,072
$30,001 to $48,000$14,913
$48,001 to $75,000$19,523
$75,001 to $110,000$23,927
$110,000+$25,690

The average reported annual net price for Montclair State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $15,890 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

65% of full-time undergrad Montclair 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 $10,544 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 58% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,355 and 10% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $15,570.

Finanical Aid Montclair State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $10,544 65%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,786 38%
Pell Grants $5,004 50%
Other Federal Grants $716 22%
State and Local Grants $5,874 47%
Federal Student Loans $5,355 58%
Other Student Loans $15,570 10%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Montclair State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $48,028. The loan balance of $48,028 is a four year multiple of the $12,007 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 $458 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 $48,028
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $458.24
Total Interest Paid $6,960.81
Sum of All Loan Payments $54,988.81

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$128,432
Year New Jersey Residents Non Residents
1 $32,108 $40,068
2 $34,800 $43,428
3 $37,718 $47,069
4 $40,881 $51,016

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Montclair State University to be $128,432 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 8.4% 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 Montclair State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
New Jersey Residents $403 $1,209 $1,612
Out of State Residents $668 $2,004 $2,672

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Montclair 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=185590 IPEDS survey data for Montclair State University.