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Vassar College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$59,970 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$47,180 tuition
$11,180 on campus room & board
$900 books and supplies
$710 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$59,970 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$47,180 tuition
$11,180 on campus room & board
$900 books and supplies
$710 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$38,739 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
71% of students receive aid
23% get federal aid ($5,528 avg)
11% get state aid ($2,423 avg)
60% get institn'l aid ($38,739 avg)
35% get loans ($4,660 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.50% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.50% 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 $40,836 60%
Federal Grant Aid $5,528 23%
Pell Grants $4,285 23%
Other Federal Grants $4,842 6%
Institution Grant Aid $38,739 60%
State Grant Aid $2,423 11%
Student Loans $4,660 35%
Federal Loans $3,664 34%
Other Loans $14,724 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 $1,600
Out of State $1,600


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Kimberly from Omaha, NE
  • Dec-10-2015 I am a current student here

    Vassar's tuition is ridiculously expensive, but most of the cost of living on campus is included in the tuition. Unless you're dying, you shouldn't need to leave campus. There is food on campus, which is prepaid for through your meal plan. There are free things to do on campus. Vassar shouldn't cost you a fortune outside your tuition.

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  • 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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  • 3
  • 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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