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Fairmont State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,590 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,216 tuition
$9,640 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$1,734 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$25,306 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$12,720 tuition
$9,640 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$1,946 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,174 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
91% of students receive aid
46% get federal aid ($4,196 avg)
60% get state aid ($3,741 avg)
30% get institn'l aid ($2,174 avg)
61% get loans ($7,066 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.08% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 6.09% 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 $6,760 72%
Federal Grant Aid $4,196 46%
Pell Grants $4,128 45%
Other Federal Grants $692 6%
Institution Grant Aid $2,174 30%
State Grant Aid $3,741 60%
Student Loans $7,066 61%
Federal Loans $6,646 61%
Other Loans $8,392 3%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
award details Y N N N
$500 - $1,000 Y
$1,000 - $2,000 Y
$1,500 - $3,000 Y
$750 - $1,500 Y
- Y Y
$2,000 - $3,000 Y N N N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: March 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Fairmont State University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1201 Locust Ave
Fairmont, WV 26554-2470
(304) 367-4000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $281
Out of State $603


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Savannah
  • Dec-16-2015 I am a current student here

    Fairmont is exactly as they advertise, and while the tuition is a little higher than most, they offer a lot of scholarships.

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  • 5
  • Jaime from Miami, FL
  • Apr-09-2014 I am a current student here

    One of the cheapest out of state universities, only a 14 % graduation rate but you can definitely achieve anything you commit to.

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  • 4
  • WV
  • Jan-17-2014 I am a current student here

    couple of different malls in the area, good restaurants around are good places to eat off campus. Fairmont's sports teams are good and are interesting to watch. Basketball's team is doing good this year.

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  • 5
  • Joshua from Enterprise, WV
  • Jan-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Classes are well worth the money. They are also quite affordable and you will have plenty of scholarship opportunities through the school.

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  • 4
  • Kayla from East Liverpool, OH
  • Oct-13-2013 I am a current student here

    I love it here. The professors and academic advisors are always watching your back. The library also carries DVDs that students can borrow for a week. They have films that range from sci-fi (AvP) to tragic romance (The Phantom of the Opera).

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