In 2019, tuition for full-time students at Anna Maria College was $35,480 a year.
On average, college tuition rises about 3%ba year.
If these numbers sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't tell the full story. Many students pay way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Anna Maria College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Massachusetts as it does for residents from other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Massachusetts residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to verify your state's criteria for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Anna Maria College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or Anna Maria College-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Anna Maria College:
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college;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 Anna Maria College.
Housing and campus dining at Anna Maria College costs $14,230 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat in the Anna Maria College's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.
Board costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more. Full-time undergrads at Anna Maria College pay $2,380 in fees every year they are enrolled.
There may be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school?. Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At Anna Maria College, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
A school's location can impact 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, transportation in a city may be costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Anna Maria Collegeis in a rural setting in Massachusetts, near Boston.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to take into account personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Anna Maria College.
|2021 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$14,230|
|Total Estimated Costs|
The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
Anna Maria College’s tuition and fees change based on: Academic program for both full and part-time students Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of Anna Maria College undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2021, 675 of the 1,120 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $30,516 a year.
|Most Common Loans for Anna Maria College Students|
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 Anna Maria College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
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 2021, Anna Maria College awarded 588 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $4.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $11.61 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
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 Anna Maria College 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 Anna Maria College was $30,516 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Anna Maria College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Anna Maria College 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Anna Maria College's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Anna Maria College does not have guaranteed tuition.
A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for Anna Maria College students.
Anna Maria College offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Anna Maria College has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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