Cottey College
Nevada, MO, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$18,669
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$15,342
$30k - $48k
$13,717
$48k - $75k
$16,896
$75k - $110k
$19,818
$110k+
$22,153
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$21,760
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$21,760
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,700
Books and Supplies
$1,100
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
87%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
43%
Average Aid Per Year
$12,284
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
43%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,031
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$9,637
Students receiving state aid
15%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,808
Students receiving federal aid
45%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,031
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,997
$30k - $48k
$13,093
$48k - $75k
$12,971
$75k - $110k
$11,192
$110k+
$7,679
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$3,596,278
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$1,417,908

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
62%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,587
Students receiving federal loans
62%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,385
Average Other Loans Per Year
$3,576
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$11,000
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$125

What Students Are Saying

4.39 Average Rating
Cottey is funded by the PEO Sisterhood, and offer a generous amount of state scholarships depending on the state. This can range from a few thousand dollars to full tuition. Depending on your high school GPA, you are eligable for anywhere from four to ten thousand dollars a semester. Cottey costs about 25,000 a year.
K from UT
You will hardly spend money here!
As said before, all of the activities on campus are FREE to students.
Plus, there is so much financial aid available that the out-of-pocket cost students end up paying for tuition is usually only $5,000.
Jessica from Wayne, MI
You receive so much for half of what other colleges are demanding for tuition. Cottey was, for me, around $20,000 and the great thing was is that because the School's and the PEO's generosity, I did not have to receive any loans for my two years there. Also, the class sizes are smaller so students receive more one on one learning and can look deeper into the details of things. The food is excellent. In fact for some of the food, I have not found anything to compare it too, such as the Swedish Pancakes. Also, you do not have to buy a meal plan, it is included in the cost so everyone receives 3 meals a day for 6 days and a HUGE brunch on Sundays. You also make lasting relationships and excellent memories that really no other experience can compare to.
Julianne from Keyport, WA
The cost for tuition is the same for residents and out-of-state students and the most I had to pay out of pocket is about $2,000. There are scholarships available through the college and through the PEO organization that the college works with. There are a lot ways to cover the costs so you don't end up paying a lot on your own. There is no meal plan like the other colleges you apply to because at Cottey the meals are included in the tuition. You get a lot out of what you pay for, in many ways. You will save a lot too, especially if you are out of state.
Ruby
Cottey is extremely affordable. The full price of tuition, room, and board is much cheaper than most other private, liberal arts colleges. On top of that, there are so many generous scholarships available that most students at Cottey pay nowhere near full-price.
I have friends at fancy private schools that are easily paying three times what I am and the class-sizes there are larger than at Cottey (my smallest class first semester had 2 students and my biggest class had 25) and some of their classes were taught by TAs instead of actual professors. That doesn't happen at Cottey.
Lodging is excellent, food is quite good, and all of the classes are taught by professors. In my opinion, Cottey is worth every penny.
Rosemary from WA
Cottey takes all of its second year students on a out of country trip for spring break, paid for by the school. these trips have included anywhere from London, England to Thailand.
arizona
Cottey is relatively cheap for all the stuff that is part of the tuition. It is most definitely worth it, and the college offers a ton of scholarships.
Katie from Nevada, MO

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