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College of the Atlantic Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$53,889 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$42,993 tuition
$9,747 on campus room & board
$600 books and supplies
$549 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$53,889 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$42,993 tuition
$9,747 on campus room & board
$600 books and supplies
$549 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$30,366 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
99% of students receive aid
28% get federal aid ($5,371 avg)
12% get state aid ($1,540 avg)
99% get institn'l aid ($30,366 avg)
64% get loans ($7,127 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.78% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.78% 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 $32,103 99%
Federal Grant Aid $5,371 28%
Pell Grants $5,023 28%
Other Federal Grants $500 20%
Institution Grant Aid $30,366 99%
State Grant Aid $1,540 12%
Student Loans $7,127 64%
Federal Loans $5,934 64%
Other Loans $10,343 7%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does College of the Atlantic offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-5015
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,433
Out of State $1,433


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Feb-13-2015 I am a current student here

    I'm not happy anticipating the cost of basic classes required for the most STEM field graduate programs. I'm especially not happy knowing that because I will have a bachelor's degree before I enroll in these required classes, I will be paying for them out of pocket. If you think that a bachelor of arts will be your last degree, then COA's excellent financial aid program can make this school a great deal. If you know that you're going to go further, then the added cost of everything you will have to take that COA doesn't offer makes this a terrible deal.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Oct-23-2013 I am a current student here

    I'm learning a great deal and having a lot of fun.

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  • 4
  • Alex from Cedarburg, WI
  • Mar-22-2012 I am a current student here

    It's an expensive school, make no mistake, but the financial aid is still very good. In the end, it comes out (for me) to be slightly more expensive than a state school back home.

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  • 5
  • Sky
  • Jul-29-2011 I am a current student here

    The price tag of any college can add sticker-shock. Admittedly, College of the Atlantic isn't cheap. It is a private institution and is priced as such. However, students at College of the Atlantic come from all walks of life, all income levels, etc. An impressive number of international students flock here each year. COA is extremely generous with scholarship money, grants, etc. A very committed staff will personally take the time to make sure you can afford your tuition. You can also choose to be involved in work-study, which is an enriching part of the COA experience. One of the positions is well sought after - kitchen duty, where students learn to prepare organic and local foods with care. Whatever the price tag, COA is invaluable. It will diversify you, allow you to travel (money is set aside for this), change your perspective on the world, and introduce you to people that can and will help you grow as a person.

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  • 5
  • Brittany from Ventura, CA
  • Jan-13-2011 I am a current student here

    COA gives generous financial aid and is a need-blind school. I received the Presidential Scholarship so I am granted $12,000 in addition, to money set aside for research or study abroad. But, I hear from my friends as well that COA offered them more aid than any of the other schools they applied to.

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