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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$27,078 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$12,245 tuition
$11,305 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$2,528 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$39,878 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,045 tuition
$11,305 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$2,528 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,978 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
80% of students receive aid
15% get federal aid ($4,560 avg)
21% get state aid ($3,877 avg)
66% get institn'l aid ($4,978 avg)
45% get loans ($5,333 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.75% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.85% 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 $6,804 70%
Federal Grant Aid $4,560 15%
Pell Grants $3,824 14%
Other Federal Grants $1,197 11%
Institution Grant Aid $4,978 66%
State Grant Aid $3,877 21%
Student Loans $5,333 45%
Federal Loans $4,938 45%
Other Loans $13,143 1%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$500 - $2,000
$500 - $2,000
$1,000 - $4,000
$500 - $4,000 R
$1,000 - $4,000 N N Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: March 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does St Mary's College of Maryland offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
College Drive
St. Marys City, MD 20653
(240) 895-2000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $195
Out of State $195


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Nicole from St. Marys City, MD
  • Feb-15-2014 I am a current student here

    St. Mary's is expensive, even for a state school--it's one of our least things about the school, and we're working hard to lower tuition, but for now we're probably going to stay on the high side. (Sorry, folks.) That being said, the school doesn't skip on amenities, or education--the professors, fellowships and internships available are really excellent. Check out student chatter in your major field to find the top professors and know that you *will* get the chance to take classes with them, unlike some schools, or check out our career development center to work on your resume and score internships.

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  • kenz
  • Dec-06-2013 I am a current student here

    The campus is beautiful. Since the school is located on the water you are allowed to take a swim test and if you pass (it is a very basic test) you are allowed to take the small paddle boats out in the water. Gets cold in the winter because of the air off of the water.

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  • 4
  • Jenna
  • Jun-07-2013 I am a current student here

    You get a great education for a fairly low price. It's the same as many other colleges and universities but you get a better education and a better support system for it.

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  • 4
  • Ryoga from MD
  • Mar-27-2013 I am a current student here

    SMCM is pretty generous with scholarships for people with slightly average GPA. They truly pay attention to the extracurricular things that are passionate about and reward you for it.

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  • 5
  • Alex from Annapolis, MD
  • Feb-24-2013 I am a current student here

    St. Mary's may be a little on the expensive side, but the education and the experience are DEFINATELY worth it!

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