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City College of New York Tuition & Cost

New York, New York

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State New York Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for CUNY City College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,364
Other Fees$410
Room and Board $16,492
Other Expenses Budget$5,763

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for CUNY City College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,364
Other Fees$410
Room and Board $16,492
Other Expenses Budget$5,763

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at CUNY City College for undergraduate students residing in New York is $6,930. Room and board charges total $16,492 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,364 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $410 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $5,763 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending CUNY City College full time should expect a total annual cost of $30,959.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at CUNY City College is $14,880 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $16,492 for room and board, $1,364 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $410. Students are advised to budget $5,763 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $38,909. This figure is 25.7% higher than what New York residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The average reported annual net price for CUNY City College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $4,546 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending CUNY City College, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income CUNY City College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$1,254
$30,001 to $48,000$3,035
$48,001 to $75,000$7,521
$75,001 to $110,000$9,109

Financial Aid

95% of full-time undergrad CUNY City 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 $9,721 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 4% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,619 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $14,384.

Finanical Aid CUNY City College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,721 95%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,158 10%
Pell Grants $5,325 70%
Other Federal Grants $827 84%
State and Local Grants $5,379 85%
Federal Student Loans $4,619 4%
Other Student Loans $14,384 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to CUNY City College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $23,300. The loan balance of $23,300 is a four year multiple of the $5,825 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 $247 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $23,300
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $247.02
Total Interest Paid $6,342.25
Sum of All Loan Payments $29,642.25

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year New York Residents Non Residents
1 $30,959 $38,909
2 $31,546 $39,647
3 $32,144 $40,398
4 $32,753 $41,164

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at CUNY City College to be $123,836 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.9% 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 CUNY City College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
New York Residents $305 $915 $1,220
Out of State Residents $620 $1,860 $2,480

Estimated cost for a class at CUNY City 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 CUNY City College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

CUNY City College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190567 IPEDS survey data for CUNY City College.