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Adams State University

Alamosa, CO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
Acceptance Rate100%

Adams State University Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Adams State University was $5,976 a year for in-state students and $14,229 a year for out-of-state students.

Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

If this information makes going to college sound impossible, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students pay a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until you're done with college.

Adams State University: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

Adams State University is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $5,976 for in-state students who attend full-time.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to confirm your state's rules for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Tuition for International Students at Adams State University

Tuition at Adams State University is the same for each student.

Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or Adams State University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Adams State University:

•On-campus jobs •Athletic Awards


Adams State University Housing Expenses, Fees, and More


In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Adams State University.

House and Food Costs at Adams State University

Housing and campus dining at Adams State University costs $9,167 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat in the Adams State University's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.

Meal-plan costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at Adams State University

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Annual Fees

The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at Adams State University

The total cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in a city might be pricey, but there may be more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. Adams State Universityis in a small town setting in Colorado, near Pueblo.

Other Costs

When you're planning for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.


The Full Cost of Attending Adams State University


Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to Adams State University.

Total Cost of Adams State University

What will the cost of attending Adams State University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $5,976
Out-of-State Tuition $14,229
Room and Board $9,167
Other expenses $1,332

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.


Financial Aid at Adams State University


The majority of Adams State University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 950 of the 1,834 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Adams State University meets 58% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,134 a year. Around 61% of Adams State University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Adams State University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $30,995 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $27,726
Private Loans $19,410
Most Common Loans for Adams State University Students
Federal Loans 61%
Private loans 10.3%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Adams State University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Adams State University

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2022, Adams State University awarded 912 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $10 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.21 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Adams State University Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Adams State University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Adams State University was $14,134 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Adams State University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
In-State, On-Campus $-6,289
Net In-state, Off-campus $-1,169
Out-of-State, On-Campus $16,098

Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.

What will attending Adams State University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Adams State University's net cost calculator on their website.

Adams State University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Adams State University Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.


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Adams State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$20,276

In State

$32,012

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$5,856
$17,592
Fees
$3,704
$3,704
Housing
$8,916
$8,916
Books
$1,800
$1,800

Adams State University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

73%

Average Financial Aid Package

$14,128

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,090

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

100%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,560

Out-of-State

$21,296

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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