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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,854 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$970 tuition
$8,344 on campus room & board
$800 books
$7,740 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$23,934 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,050 tuition
$8,344 on campus room & board
$800 books
$7,740 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,064 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
88% of students receive aid
34% get federal aid ($4,849 avg)
56% get state aid ($2,272 avg)
49% get institn'l aid ($2,064 avg)
71% get loans ($5,826 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 8.13% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.46% 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 $5,468 71%
Federal Grant Aid $4,849 34%
Pell Grants $3,857 34%
Other Federal Grants $1,176 28%
Institution Grant Aid $2,064 49%
State Grant Aid $2,272 56%
Student Loans $5,826 71%
Federal Loans $4,895 70%
Other Loans $7,282 9%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Fitchburg State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
160 Pearl St
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697
(978) 345-2151
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $363
Out of State $616


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • JULIA from Yarmouth Port, MA
  • Mar-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Why spend upwards of $50,000 at a private university to obtain the same degree in nursing as you would from an expensive private school?

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  • 4
  • TAK from Fitchburg, MA
  • Oct-02-2013 I am a current student here

    I'd say its good quality for what you're paying. Plus there's always free stuff and events to go to and get so you kind of get gifts along with the price you pay (if that makes sense)

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  • 5
  • Carlos from Fitchburg, MA
  • May-29-2013 I am a current student here

    In comparison to any private school the education at FSU is equal if not better than many schools in Massachusetts well worth the cost being under $9,000 a year.

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