In 2022, tuition for full-time Harvey Mudd College students was $62,516 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 3.5%–from $60,402 the prior year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable until after graduation.
Harvey Mudd College is a private, nonprofit institution, which means 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 insitutions often offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as California residents.
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 eligibility criteria for as an in-state resident. 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 too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Harvey Mudd College 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 may qualify for private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Harvey Mudd College:
•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideHarvey Mudd College •Harvey Mudd 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; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Harvey Mudd College.
Room and board at Harvey Mudd College is $19,879 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining facilities.
Board costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
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 materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
Most schools charge some yearly 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 special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
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? 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 Harvey Mudd College, freshman are not allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located can impact your transportation budget. 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 an urban area could be expensive, but there may be more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Harvey Mudd College campus is located in a suburban setting in California, not far from Los Angeles.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to consider personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Harvey Mudd College.
What will the cost of attending Harvey Mudd College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$19,879|
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, 377 of the 905 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Harvey Mudd College meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $38,012 a year. Around 42.25% of Harvey Mudd College undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Harvey Mudd College graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $27,423 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Harvey Mudd College-Specific Loans||$7,562|
|Most Common Loans for Harvey Mudd 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 Harvey Mudd 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, Harvey Mudd College awarded 366 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $14.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $3.13 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 Harvey Mudd 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 Harvey Mudd College was $38,012 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Harvey Mudd College seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Harvey Mudd 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 Harvey Mudd 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.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools 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.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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