In 2022, Montserrat College of Art's tuition was $36,200 a year.
Tuition increased 4.02% in 2022–from $34,800 the previous year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this information makes going to college sound impossible, remember, the displayed 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 a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Montserrat College of Art is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Massachusetts as it does for students who live in other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.
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 residency. 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 additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.
Montserrat College of Art has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or Montserrat College of Art-specific aid and scholarships.
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Montserrat College of Art.
Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. 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 used textbooks and materials.
Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools 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 walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At Montserrat College of Art, freshman are not allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in an urban area might be pricey, but cities may offer more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. Montserrat College of Artis in a suburban setting in Massachusetts, near Boston.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to consider the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Montserrat College of Art.
What will the cost of attending Montserrat College of Art be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|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.
In 2022, 0 of the 362 undergrads enrolled received financial aid.
|Most Common Loans for Montserrat College of Art 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 Montserrat College of Art 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.
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 Montserrat College of Art 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.
By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Montserrat College of Art seem more manageable.
What will attending Montserrat College of Art 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 Montserrat College of Art'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.
Montserrat College of Art 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 reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools 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.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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