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Pomona College Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Pomona College was $54,380 a year.

Tuition increased 0 percent in 2021, from $54,380 the prior year. On average, college tuition rises about 3 percent a year.

If these numbers sound high, 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 Pomona College

Pomona College is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of California as it does for residents from other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. 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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Pomona College International Student Tuition

Pomona College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

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

Loans from outsidePomona College

Pomona College-specific loans

Pomona College-specific scholarships

Pomona 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 Pomona College

Room and board at Pomona College is $17,820 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.

Pomona College does not offer on-campus housing for students, so there are no charge for dorms.

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

Cost of Books at Pomona College

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. At Pomona College, you can expect to pay about $1,000 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 Pomona College pay $394 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 Pomona College campus is in a suburban setting in California, not far from Los Angeles. First-year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

For Pomona College students,

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 Pomona College

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $54,380
Room and Board $17,820
Books and Supplies $1,000
Yearly Fees $394
Transportation $600
Other expenses $1,500
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $75,094
Off-Campus $57,274

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.

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

Financial Aid at Pomona College

The majority of Pomona College undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2021, 929 of the 1,477 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Pomona College meets 100 percent of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $57,406 a year. Around 27 percent of Pomona College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Pomona College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $17,819 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $13,195
State Loans $0
Pomona College-Specific Loans $5,123
Private Loans $79,928
Most Common Loans for Pomona College Students
Federal Loans 22%
Institutional Loans 12%
Private loans 2%

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

Scholarships at Pomona 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, Pomona College awarded 929 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $0 to help students with financial need cover the cost of school.

Pomona 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 Pomona 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 Pomona College was $57,406 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Pomona College seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $17,688

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

Pomona College Tuition Payment Plans

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

Pomona 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.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Pomona College 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

Pomona 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.

Pomona College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$73,594

In State

$73,594

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$54,380
$54,380
Fees
$394
$394
Housing
$17,820
$17,820
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Pomona College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

55%

Average Financial Aid Package

$58,528

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,477

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

9%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$54,774

Out-of-State

$54,774

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 8
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