In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Montclair State University was $12,755 a year for in-state students and $21,465 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams sound impossible, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students find the actual cost of college is way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Tuition for international students at Montclair State University is $21,465 per year.
Montclair State University is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $12,755 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time. For non-New Jersey residents, out-of-state tuition is $21,465 a year.
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.
Attending a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the overall cost of college. Don't forget to confirm your state's eligibility criteria for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. 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 live in.
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Montclair State University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at Montclair State University usually pay around $21,465 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.
Students from outside of the U.S. are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or Montclair State University-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Montclair State University:
•Loans from outsideMontclair State University •Montclair State University-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 planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Montclair State University.
Housing and campus dining at Montclair State University is $14,270 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining halls.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending 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.
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 special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges offer ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.
The total cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. 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 an urban area is usually costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Montclair State University campus is in a suburban setting in New Jersey, near New York City.
When budgeting for college, be sure to consider 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 how much students can expect to shell out for Montclair State University.
What will the cost of attending Montclair State University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$14,270|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
The majority of Montclair State University undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 9,619 of the 16,093 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Montclair State University meets 50% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,114 a year. Around 70.92% of Montclair State University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Montclair State University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $41,665 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Montclair State University 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 Montclair State University 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, Montclair State University awarded 7,290 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $71.2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $6.81 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 Montclair State University 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 Montclair State University was $11,114 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Montclair State University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$6,058|
What will attending Montclair State University 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 understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Montclair State University'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 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.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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