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Brandeis Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time Brandeis students was $55,340 a year.

Tuition was the same price in 2021 as it was the year before. On average, college tuition rises about 3%ba year.

If this information makes going to college seem daunting, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students owe a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college until you've finishing school and found a job.

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

Brandeis University is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Massachusetts as it does for students who live in other states.

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 residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to check your state's rules for as an in-state resident. 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 additional requirements too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Tuition for International Students at Brandeis

Brandeis 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 loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Brandeis:

  • On-campus jobs
  • Loans from outsideBrandeis
  • Brandeis-specific scholarships

Brandeis Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to the cost of 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 Brandeis.

House and Food Costs at Brandeis

Housing and campus dining at Brandeis is $15,890 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining facilities. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $8,030.

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

Cost of Books at Brandeis

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual 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 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. Students who attend Brandeis full time pay $1,890 in fees each academic year.

Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.

The Cost of Transportation at Brandeis

The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. 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 walkable? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

A school's location can impact the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in an urban area may be pricey, but cities may offer more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Brandeis University campus is located in a suburban setting in Massachusetts, near Boston.

Are There Any Other Costs Associated With College?

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

Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Brandeis.

How Much Does Brandeis Cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $55,340
Room and Board $15,890
Board Only $3,200
Yearly Fees $1,890
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $74,120
Off-Campus $61,430

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.

Brandeis’s tuition and fees change based on: Course load for part-time students

In 2021, 1,687 of the 3,493 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Brandeis meets 97% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $47,398 a year. Around 46% of Brandeis undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Brandeis graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $32,158 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $23,235
State Loans $10,765
Brandeis-Specific Loans $18,420
Private Loans $52,236
Most Common Loans for Brandeis Students
Federal Loans 44%
State loans 2%
Institutional Loans 2%
Private loans 8%

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 Brandeis financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Brandeis

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, Brandeis awarded 1,603 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $68.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $10.21 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Brandeis 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 Brandeis 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 Brandeis was $47,398 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Brandeis seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $26,722
Off-Campus $14,032

What will attending Brandeis 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 Brandeis's net cost calculator on their website.

Brandeis Tuition Payment Plans

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

Brandeis does not have guaranteed tuition.

A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for Brandeis students.

Brandeis offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Brandeis 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 if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Brandeis has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees

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

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Brandeis Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$74,120

In State

$74,120

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$55,340
$55,340
Fees
$1,890
$1,890
Housing
$15,890
$15,890
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Brandeis Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

45%

Average Financial Aid Package

$46,990

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,440

Campus Setting

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Acceptance Rate

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$57,230

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$57,230

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