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Emerson College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$49,156 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$33,568 tuition
$13,958 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$630 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$49,156 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$33,568 tuition
$13,958 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$630 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$16,332 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
76% of students receive aid
34% get federal aid ($3,424 avg)
8% get state aid ($1,481 avg)
54% get institn'l aid ($16,332 avg)
69% get loans ($7,636 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.39% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.39% 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 $17,665 58%
Federal Grant Aid $3,424 34%
Pell Grants $4,043 19%
Other Federal Grants $1,313 29%
Institution Grant Aid $16,332 54%
State Grant Aid $1,481 8%
Student Loans $7,636 69%
Federal Loans $5,679 69%
Other Loans $14,345 10%

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: May 1
Does Emerson College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116-4624
(617) 824-8500
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,049
Out of State $1,049


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Dave from Somerville, MA
  • Nov-28-2014 I am a current student here

    You get a lot from Emerson. The amount of people who get ons and connections once they graduate is surprisingly high given the competition in most media/performance fields. You're paying for the connections with this school, but it's worth it.

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  • Rivers from Connecticut
  • Oct-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Only if you look for and take advantage of some of the most inspirational professors (not all are to be honest, but theres a special group of them). As well take advantage of the networking opportunities and the friends you'll make.

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  • Brian from Seattle, WA
  • Dec-29-2013 I am a current student here

    It all depends how passionate you are about your major. If you are entirely in love with making movies, then go to Emerson. However, I had a friend who dropped out because the tuition was too much and they liked making movies, but was not in love with it. Most people here know if it's the right school for them or not, as do everyone else at any school. In the first three months you end up finding out if you like the school or if you don't.

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  • Chelsea from Guilford, CT
  • Dec-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Although pricy, Emerson has definitely been amazing so far. I have met so many great people who I know are great connections to have. I've only been there for a year and a half and a show I was in at school is now being performed professionally off-campus. Emerson is filled with opportunities and great people to know. Being successful in this field is about connections and not only are there alumni in Boston, but they are all over the world and are always willing to help a student or recent graduate.

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