In 2019, tuition for full-time students at Hunter College of the City University of New York was $6,730 a year for in-state students and $18,000 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If this information makes going to college seem daunting, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students pay far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until after graduation.
Hunter College of the City University of New York is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $6,730 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as New York residents.
Attending a school where you qualify for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the total cost of attending college. Be sure to verify your state's rules for as an in-state resident. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. 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 as well, depending on where you live.
Hunter has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or Hunter-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..
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 Hunter.
Board costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books 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 used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Students who attend Hunter full time can expect to pay around $450 in fees every year they are enrolled.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation 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 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.
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 flip side, transportation in a city might be pricey, but there may be more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Hunter College of the City University of New York campus is in a urban setting in New York.
When you're planning for college, be sure to consider 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 the actual cost of attending Hunter.
|2021 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Total Estimated Costs|
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
Hunter’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 Hunter College of the City University of New York undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2021, 9,924 of the 17,212 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Hunter meets 81.9% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $8,982 a year. Around 14.6% of Hunter undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Hunter graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $16,272 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Hunter 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 Hunter 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, Hunter awarded 8,715 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $74.4 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $12.55 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 Hunter 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 Hunter was $8,982 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Hunter seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$7,236.2|
What will attending Hunter 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 Hunter'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.
Hunter does not have guaranteed tuition.
A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for Hunter students.
Hunter offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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