In 2022, tuition for full-time students at College of the Atlantic was $44,280 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 2.99%–from $42,993 the previous year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the displayed price of tuition does not always give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students owe a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. And, student loans can make theprice of collegemore manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
College of the Atlantic is a private, nonprofit institution, which means it has the same tuition for residents of Maine 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 tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to confirm your state's guidelines for how to qualify 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 other criteria as well, depending on where you live.
College of the Atlantic 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 College of the Atlantic-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at College of the Atlantic:
•On-campus jobs •College of the Atlantic-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
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 College of the Atlantic.
Room and board at College of the Atlantic is $9,870 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that allows you to eat in the College of the Atlantic's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facilities can pay for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $6,210.
Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials 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 offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
There may be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these costs.
The total cost of transportation 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 own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At College of the Atlantic, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
A school's location can impact transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in a city is sometimes costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. The College of the Atlantic campus is in a small town setting in Maine.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to factor in personal expenses, like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to College of the Atlantic.
What will the cost of attending College of the Atlantic be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$9,870|
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.
College of the Atlantic’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of College of the Atlantic undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 290 of the 374 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. College of the Atlantic meets 98% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $42,464 a year. Around 56% of College of the Atlantic undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. College of the Atlantic graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $29,631 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for College of the Atlantic 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 College of the Atlantic 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 2022, College of the Atlantic awarded 290 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $10.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.03 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 College of the Atlantic 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 College of the Atlantic was $42,464 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of College of the Atlantic seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending College of the Atlantic 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 College of the Atlantic'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.
College of the Atlantic offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
College of the Atlantic 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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