Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg, MA, 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.
$16,009
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$11,203
$30k - $48k
$13,206
$48k - $75k
$15,716
$75k - $110k
$18,895
$110k+
$19,898
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.
$11,324
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.
$17,404
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.
$11,072
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
75%
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.
36%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,210
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.
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,567
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,986
Students receiving state aid
59%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,237
Students receiving federal aid
43%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,567
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$1,886,975

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.
81%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,001
Students receiving federal loans
80%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,419
Average Other Loans Per Year
$9,249
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.
$15,744
Loan Default Rate
8%
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.
$247

What Students Are Saying

3.66 Average Rating
Very affordable.
Nicole from Salisbury, MA
it's definitly worth the money your spending
Marie from East Brookfield, MA
Definitely! Fitchburg is one of the cheapest QUALITY schools around. All college is expensive, but for the price you pay at Fitchburg, the education is extraordinary.
Shannon from Blackstone, MA
My favorite thing about FSU is the fact that it has a shuttle service that goes up and down the main street for student safety and convenience. It goes to the commuter rail station that goes right into North Station and on the other end it leads to the school parking lot and track and fields.
Christina
You honestly get a private school experience for a public university price. Fitchburg is one of the best choices I have made. Its small campus community is just like a private schools, the small classes make it easy to learn and succeed as well as seek help when you need it. We have so many services (i.e tutoring, gym, student activites) that are all free which is luxury. The price you pay is a bargain for the education and living we get!
Caylynn from Attleboro, MA
with $20,000 a year you could live a very comfortable life here and that is very cheap if you see what other colleges offer.
Carlos from Worcester, MA
Why spend upwards of $50,000 at a private university to obtain the same degree in nursing as you would from an expensive private school?
JULIA from Yarmouth Port, MA