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Skidmore Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Skidmore College was $57,066 a year.

Tuition increased 3.5% in 2021–from $55,136 the prior year. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

If this makes attending the college of your dreams feel scary, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students owe way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until you're done with college.

Skidmore College: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

Skidmore College is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for students from New York 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 an insitution where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the total cost of attending college. 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. 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 where you live.

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Do International Students Pay More to Go to Skidmore?

Skidmore 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 federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or Skidmore-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Skidmore:

  • On-campus jobs

Skidmore Housing 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. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Skidmore.

House and Food Costs at Skidmore

Housing and campus dining at Skidmore costs $15,524 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows 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 pay for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $7,800.

Board costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

How Much Do Books Cost at Skidmore?

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.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more. Students who attend Skidmore full time can expect to pay around $1,062 in fees each academic year.

There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these costs.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school?. Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring 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 transportation budget. At Skidmore, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

A school's location can also have a big effect on 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 can be costly, but there may be more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Skidmore Collegeis in a small town setting in New York, not far from Albany.

Personal Expenses and Other Costs

When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to take into account personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

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 Skidmore.

How Much Does Skidmore Cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $57,066
Room and Board $15,524
Board Only $5,230
Yearly Fees $1,062
Other expenses $1,268
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $76,220
Off-Campus $66,014

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.

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

Skidmore College Financial Aid

In 2021, 1,271 of the 2,582 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Skidmore meets 99% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $47,000 a year. Around 34% of Skidmore undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Skidmore graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $25,715 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $18,306
State Loans $0
Skidmore-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $77,040
Most Common Loans for Skidmore Students
Federal Loans 33%
Private loans 3%

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

Scholarships at Skidmore

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, Skidmore awarded 1,271 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $60.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.78 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Skidmore 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 Skidmore 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 Skidmore was $47,000 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Skidmore seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $29,220
Off-Campus $19,014

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

Skidmore Tuition Payment Plans

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

Skidmore does not have guaranteed tuition.

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

Skidmore Tuition Waivers

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, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Skidmore 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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Skidmore Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$74,952

In State

$74,952

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$57,066
$57,066
Fees
$1,062
$1,062
Housing
$15,524
$15,524
Books
$1,300
$1,300

Skidmore Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

51%

Average Financial Aid Package

$51,750

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,582

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

32%

Tuition and Fees

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$58,128

Out-of-State

$58,128

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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