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Cottey College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$24,850 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,600 tuition
$6,400 on campus room & board*
$1,050 books
$800 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$24,850 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,600 tuition
$6,400 on campus room & board*
$1,050 books
$800 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

*Includes Meal-Plan

Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$7,028 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
98% of students receive aid
49% get federal aid ($4,154 avg)
13% get state aid ($1,805 avg)
94% get institn'l aid ($7,028 avg)
77% get loans ($4,958 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.43% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 6.43% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $10,064 99%
Federal Grant Aid $4,154 49%
Pell Grants $3,940 45%
Other Federal Grants $500 11%
Institution Grant Aid $7,028 94%
State Grant Aid $1,805 13%
Student Loans $4,958 77%
Federal Loans $4,697 70%
Other Loans $4,746 4%

Merit Aid Available

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Cottey College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1000 W Austin
Nevada, MO 64772
(417) 667-8181
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $200
Out of State $200


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Katie from Nevada, MO
  • Nov-13-2012 I am a current student here

    Cottey is relatively cheap for all the stuff that is part of the tuition. It is most definitely worth it, and the college offers a ton of scholarships.

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  • K from UT
  • Nov-06-2012 I am a current student here

    Cottey is funded by the PEO Sisterhood, and offer a generous amount of state scholarships depending on the state. This can range from a few thousand dollars to full tuition. Depending on your high school GPA, you are eligable for anywhere from four to ten thousand dollars a semester. Cottey costs about 25,000 a year.

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  • Shannon from Nevada, MO
  • Oct-22-2012 I am a current student here

    You ofeten get sponsored by the PEO group in your state who help sooo much with the expenses and the college has an extensive scholarship assistance program.

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  • 5
  • Ruby
  • Jun-13-2012 I am a past student here

    The cost for tuition is the same for residents and out-of-state students and the most I had to pay out of pocket is about $2,000. There are scholarships available through the college and through the PEO organization that the college works with. There are a lot ways to cover the costs so you don't end up paying a lot on your own. There is no meal plan like the other colleges you apply to because at Cottey the meals are included in the tuition. You get a lot out of what you pay for, in many ways. You will save a lot too, especially if you are out of state.

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  • Rosemary from WA
  • Feb-06-2011 I am a current student here

    Cottey is extremely affordable. The full price of tuition, room, and board is much cheaper than most other private, liberal arts colleges. On top of that, there are so many generous scholarships available that most students at Cottey pay nowhere near full-price. I have friends at fancy private schools that are easily paying three times what I am and the class-sizes there are larger than at Cottey (my smallest class first semester had 2 students and my biggest class had 25) and some of their classes were taught by TAs instead of actual professors. That doesn't happen at Cottey. Lodging is excellent, food is quite good, and all of the classes are taught by professors. In my opinion, Cottey is worth every penny.

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