In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Dean College was $43,200 a year.
Tuition increased 2.5% in 2022–from $42,146 the prior year. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the "sticker 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 pay much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket more manageable until after graduation.
Dean College is a private, nonprofit institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from Massachusetts as it does for students who live in 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 a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to verify your state's requirements for in-state tuition. 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 the state you and your parents currently reside in.
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Tuition at Dean College is the same for each student.
International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may be eligible for private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Dean College:
•Dean College-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; 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 Dean College.
Room and board at Dean College costs $18,542 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the Dean College's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.
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 and supplies 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 books from students who have already taken the course.
The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer ways for students with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. 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 easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are not allowed to park a car 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 other hand getting around in a city may be pricey, but there may be more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Dean College campus is in a suburban setting in Massachusetts, near Boston and Providence and RI.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, 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 Dean College.
What will the cost of attending Dean College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$18,542|
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.
Dean College’s tuition and fees change based on: •Class time for both full and part-time students •Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of Dean College undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 922 of the 1,180 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Dean College meets 68% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $31,458 a year. Around 81% of Dean College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Dean College 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 Dean College 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, Dean College awarded 919 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $24.2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $5.2 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 Dean 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 Dean College was $31,458 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Dean College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Dean 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 get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Dean College'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.
Dean College 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 schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Dean 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.
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