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California Institute of Technology Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$63,000 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,846 tuition
$14,100 on campus room & board
$1,323 books and supplies
$1,731 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$63,000 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,846 tuition
$14,100 on campus room & board
$1,323 books and supplies
$1,731 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$34,607 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
75% of students receive aid
15% get federal aid ($5,857 avg)
3% get state aid ($9,084 avg)
58% get institn'l aid ($34,607 avg)
22% get loans ($7,732 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.63% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.63% 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 $36,632 58%
Federal Grant Aid $5,857 15%
Pell Grants $4,106 11%
Other Federal Grants $3,846 11%
Institution Grant Aid $34,607 58%
State Grant Aid $9,084 3%
Student Loans $7,732 22%
Federal Loans $4,861 2%
Other Loans $7,614 21%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 2
Financial aid deadline: January 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does California Institute of Technology offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125
(626) 395-6811
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State -
Out of State -


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Majaliwa from Kenya
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    guys just do what is right and you`ll enjoy your stay with no regrets.

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  • 3
  • Bailey from Redding, CA
  • I am a current student here

    A technical/vocational school often runs a little pricier than community colleges. But, FAFSA is accepted at this school if you qualify.

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  • 3
  • Addam from Garden Grove, CA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    It IS one of the most prestigious universities in the nation, and, being that tuition is less than forty gran a year, it does seem a better choice for some.

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  • 5
  • Mateo from Houston, TX
  • I am a current student here

    This place will form me into the best scientist or engineer I can be. It is just a matter of choosing the major I love.

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