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Vassar College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$57,970 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,580 tuition
$10,800 on campus room & board
$900 books
$690 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$57,970 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$45,580 tuition
$10,800 on campus room & board
$900 books
$690 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$36,741 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
74% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($5,556 avg)
13% get state aid ($2,406 avg)
61% get institn'l aid ($36,741 avg)
39% get loans ($4,026 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.34% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.34% 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 $38,451 63%
Federal Grant Aid $5,556 24%
Pell Grants $4,032 23%
Other Federal Grants $5,321 7%
Institution Grant Aid $36,741 61%
State Grant Aid $2,406 13%
Student Loans $4,026 39%
Federal Loans $3,636 36%
Other Loans $7,224 3%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: March 30
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Vassar College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
(845) 437-7000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,545
Out of State $1,545


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Storm from Rialto, CA
  • May-12-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    If you make under $60,000 they give phenomenal financial aid so yeah go its basically free, If you make over $300,000 Vassar is one of the best schools in the county so you should certainly go, but for everyone in between I would base a lot of it on what your financial aid packet looks like.

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  • Cierra from Edmond, OK
  • May-11-2013 I am a current student here

    Yeah, you're paying a lot to attend Vassar but in the end it is worth it. Vassar has connections, don't underestimate them! A lot of notable alumni also come back and look for potential employees. If you're thinking about Vassar, don't cross it off your list immediately. Ponder it. Let it marinate. Cook it for a little. Then decide.

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  • Shani from Kingshill, VI
  • Jun-23-2012 I am a current student here

    You definitely get everything you pay for. There's so much help available on campus, and the student areas are wonderfully kept. The people who work there are so nice. The computer facilities and the library are well kept and well stocked. We are in a prime area of Poughkeepsie, so there's shuttles to the mall on the weekends and to the train station and supermarket everyday, and the school provides them for us.

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