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Emerson College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$60,228 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$42,144 tuition
$16,320 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$764 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$60,228 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$42,144 tuition
$16,320 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$764 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$19,176 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
73% of students receive aid
18% get federal aid ($4,832 avg)
5% get state aid ($2,533 avg)
61% get institn'l aid ($19,176 avg)
58% get loans ($12,040 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.70% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 6.70% 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 $20,300 62%
Federal Grant Aid $4,832 18%
Pell Grants $4,239 17%
Other Federal Grants $777 15%
Institution Grant Aid $19,176 61%
State Grant Aid $2,533 5%
Student Loans $12,040 58%
Federal Loans $6,005 57%
Other Loans $24,140 15%

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 $1,317
Out of State $1,317


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
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  • Jun-13-2016 I am a current student here

    yes, emerson is pricey. i feel it is well worth it, though. i was lucky to receive quite a few scholarships and grants in order to make my attendance here possible, but even the (still large amount) i have to take out in loans feels well worth the price for the metamorphosis i've experienced since coming to emerson. as i mentioned before, i never knew i could be pushed to the heights i've gone to since coming here. i never knew i had it in me to go above and beyond what i thought were my limits. i have honestly become a better person since coming here, and would feel lost in this world had i not chosen to attend this school. the connections i have made, the community of alumni i've been introduced to, and the training i have received leave me confident in the fact that i will be incredibly hirable once i graduate.

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  • 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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