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Gordon College Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Gordon College was $25,250 a year.

Tuition increased 0 percent in 2021, from $25,250 the prior year. On average, college tuition rises about 3 percent a year.

If these numbers feel scary, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Gordon College

Gordon College is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Massachusetts as it does for residents from 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 can cut the cost of college tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school.

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Gordon College International Student Tuition

Tuition at Gordon College is the same for all students.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support:

On-campus jobs

Gordon College-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.

Gordon College Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies.

Room and Board at Gordon College

Room and board at Gordon College is $11,700 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities.

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the meal plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Gordon College

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. At Gordon College, you can expect to pay about $960 a year for books and supplies. This does not count the initial cost of a computer or other technology. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at Gordon College pay $1,000 in fees each academic year.

There may also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team, may mean additional fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. It depends on if you drive or fly to get to school, own a car, or if you prefer to walk or take public transportation to get around campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. The Gordon College campus is in a suburban setting in Massachusetts, not far from Boston. First-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

For Gordon College students, $480 is good ballpark for transportation costs for on-campus students. $4,220 is a good estimate for transportation costs for students who live off campus.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, which can add up for both on-campus and off-campus students.

Total Cost of Gordon College

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $25,250
Room and Board $11,700
Board Only $4,220
Books and Supplies $960
Yearly Fees $1,000
Transportation $480
Other expenses $1,200
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $40,110
Off-Campus $32,630

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.

Gordon 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

Gordon College Financial Aid

The majority of Gordon College undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2021, 963 of the 1,451 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Gordon College meets 76.76 percent of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $33,510 a year. Around 61.1 percent of Gordon College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Gordon College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $40,395 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $25,227
State Loans $8,333
Gordon College-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $48,072
Most Common Loans for Gordon College Students
Federal Loans 60.2%
State loans 0.9%
Private loans 19.6%

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 Gordon College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Gordon College

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, Gordon College awarded 962 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $24,717,213 to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $9,898,974 in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Gordon College 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 Gordon 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 Gordon College was $33,510 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Gordon College seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $6,600

What will attending Gordon 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 understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Gordon College's net cost calculator on their website.

Gordon College Tuition Payment Plans

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

Gordon College does not have guaranteed tuition.

The school offers a Prepaid Tuition Plan, which is a type of college savings plan that enables people to purchase future credits for their children at today's rate. It is best for people who are sure they or their child will attend a public school in their state.

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

Does Gordon College offer tuition waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups to cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Some schools offer them for employees and their family, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student

Gordon College 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.

Gordon College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$38,910

In State

$38,910

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$25,250
$25,250
Fees
$1,000
$1,000
Housing
$11,700
$11,700
Books
$960
$960

Gordon College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

69%

Average Financial Aid Package

$29,505

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,816

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

68%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$26,250

Out-of-State

$26,250

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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