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Fairmont, West Virginia

Fairmont State Tuition & Cost

How much does it cost to attend?

In State West Virginia Resident Sticker Price
$19,518
In State Costs for Fairmont State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$5,408
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$2,106
Room and Board $9,004
Other Expenses Budget$2,000
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$26,926
Out of State Costs for Fairmont State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$12,816
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$2,106
Room and Board $9,004
Other Expenses Budget$2,000

Residents of West Virginia pay an annual total price of $19,518 to attend Fairmont State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $5,408 for tuition, $9,004 room and board, $1,000 for books and supplies and $2,106 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $26,926 which is 38% higher than West Virginia residents. The tuition charge is $12,816 while room and board is $9,004, books and supplies are $1,000 and other fees come in at $2,106.

All price data is sourced from the 2017/2018 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 Fairmont State University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$8,821
Net Price by Income Fairmont State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,014
$30,001 to $48,000$8,210
$48,001 to $75,000$10,844
$75,001 to $110,000$14,482
$110,000+$13,975

The average reported annual net price for Fairmont State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,821 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Fairmont State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $7,045 73%
Pell Grant $4,355 49%
Federal Student Loan $6,975 60%

The average reported annual net price for Fairmont State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,821 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Fairmont State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $32,140. The loan balance of $32,140 is a four year multiple of the $8,035 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 $336 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 4.7%.

Example Loan $32,140
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $335.58
Total Interest Paid $8,129.39
Sum of All Loan Payments $40,269.39

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$78,072
Year West Virginia Residents Non Residents
1 $19,518 $26,926
2 $19,578 $27,009
3 $19,638 $27,092
4 $19,699 $27,176

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Fairmont State University to be $78,072 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.3% 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 Fairmont State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
West Virginia Residents $313 $939 $1,252
Out of State Residents $680 $2,040 $2,720

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Fairmont State University 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=237367 IPEDS survey data for Fairmont State University.