Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL, 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.
$10,466
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$6,766
$30k - $48k
$8,256
$48k - $75k
$11,450
$75k - $110k
$15,988
$110k+
$17,204
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.
$4,831
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.
$17,276
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.
$11,896
Books and Supplies
$1,208
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
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Aid & Grants

0
100
67%
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.
38%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,635
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.
38%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,041
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,876
Students receiving state aid
39%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,187
Students receiving federal aid
40%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,041
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.
$1,142,698
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$14,191,079

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.
41%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,576
Students receiving federal loans
40%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,270
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,420
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.
$12,000
Loan Default Rate
6%
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.
$179

What Students Are Saying

3.65 Average Rating
Wilkes' top rate professors combined with the internships offered at Scripps Laboratories provides a very commensurate trade for your money.
Justin from Southwest Ranches, FL
FAU is one of the less expensive universities.
Renee from Lake Worth, FL
Florida Atlantic's classes are some of the least expensive in Florida. My monthly tuition is significantly cheaper then the other schools nearby.
Justin from Delray Beach, FL
Florida Atlantic University is not an excessively expensive school. Considering the excellent education received from this College, and the services provided by the administration and faculty, the tuition price is not too high.
Nevertheless, scholarship opportunities are somewhat limited. It is not easy to obtain financial aid. Options are restricted, and the number of awards distributed is low.
Samantha from Coral Springs, FL
A university education does not comes cheap, but FAU is well worth the money. It is a renown leader in many fields and students leave here well-prepared for their careers. Due to their top-quality education, FAU graduates are more likely to start earning top pay in their fields just out of college.
Omar from Jupiter, FL
FAU, is the least expensive school in florida, beside a community college. Scholarships are available, but they are arduous to receive. For example, you have to have this many hours, and this kind of major, in order to get certain scholarships. There are no easy ones, but if you work hard, and meet those certain requirements, that scholarship will be hand delivered to you.
Sierra from Plantation, FL
FAU itself is very reasonable. If you live off campus (which I recommend after freshmore year), do so. FAU does not charge a million different fees. The parking permits are free, but don't dare park illegally. They're too quick. Boca Raton is an expensive city - gas is expensive here (comparably), clothes and jewelry and all of that glitz is expensive. The best bang for the buck are these hole in the wall food places that immigrants own - they're the best. I don't know anyone that goes to a chain restaurant. There's a local sushi place that gets FLOODED with FAU students on Friday and Saturday nights. Car insurance is cheap in this city for some reason. Rent is a little ridiculous. I come from tampa, and I could get a beautiful remodeled apartment for $750. $750 in Boca Raton is the hood. I mean not a nice area at all. Your average 1 bedroom in a nice area can run from $850 to over $1000. Get a roommate.
Melody from Boca Raton, FL
not only is fau a public school, but they are also very affordable. two of the main aspects i was in search for when choosing the right college for me. financial aid and other scholarships are available to students. there is also a financial aid office on campus with staff that will help guide students on how to get money to pay for school. i think that everything is affordable, from the cost to attend to the cost to get at a buffet on campus to buying scantrons, which, by the way are only 35 cents. not only that but fees include use of the gym, riding the palm tran for free, free wifi and other things. as long as you complete your fafsa, and apply to scholarships and apply yourself there should be no problems.
T from Fort Lauderdale, FL
Take advantage of things on campus and get what you are paying for. There are so many things that you pay for in your tuition that you might as well get what you paid for. And one of the best school's cost wise, in the state of Florida, which is great especially if you are a resident.
Alexandria from Jacksonville, FL
In my opinion, I thought my first year of college was going to rob me of my money. But, after seeing how many scholarship oppurtunities and grants that the school offered, it gave great relief. Although I still had to take out student loans, if you just put in the effort and apply for as many scholarships as you can, you're bound to get at least one. Since this school is also public, it's a little cheaper than a lot of other schools.
Tiffany from Tampa, FL