Menlo College

Atherton, CA, 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.
$28,639
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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.
$42,800
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.
$42,800
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.
$14,225
Books and Supplies
$550
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financialaid@menlo.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
71%
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.
11%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,781
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.
11%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,447
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$23,944
Students receiving state aid
23%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$6,601
Students receiving federal aid
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,447
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$30,543
$30k - $48k
$33,107
$48k - $75k
$31,720
$75k - $110k
$30,753
$110k+
$19,845
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$8,599,432

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.
60%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,689
Students receiving federal loans
60%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,792
Average Other Loans Per Year
$16,960
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.
$16,125
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.
$223

What Students Are Saying

3.56 Average Rating
I'm not sure what Bang for the buck means but I'm kind of thinking that it means the financial part here at Menlo. Menlo is an expensive school here because it is a small school & it is in one of the richest cities in the nation. But the pros for coming to Menlo due to it being so pricey are the education that it offers which I had explained earlier, the school events that are always going on around campus, and also the scholarships they offer you. You can come to Menlo usually all on academic scholarships. They give you a good amount of money for you to come here at Menlo to learn how to come an entrepreneur & own your own business one day.
Kamalu from Lahaina, HI
Of course! Menlo College is the Stanford quality education without the Stanford price. (most full-time professors posses a Graduate degree from Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, Yale, etc.)
O.S from Hoboken, NJ
Menlo College is a private small college, as a result it is very pricey. However, they do offer many scholarships. The people that you get to meet, the professors that teach, and the opportunities that this college offers you is well worth the price.
Alesi from Atherton, CA
This is an expensive, but Menlo College does help us out a lot with scholarships, grants, and jobs on campus that make the payment process through your four years here a lot easier. You are also able to get all the classes you want unlike state or UC colleges that can barely offer you three classes a year.
Cameron from Sacramento, CA
I think Menlo College is a bang for your buck yes the school is expensive but the resources that are provided make up for the cost. Through out the school year there are plenty of giveaways of free Menlo gear, free food, free printing, free backpacks, free tutoring, tavern card (free beer 21+ on Thursdays) everything that the school puts one besides the two major dances are free for all students and even the day students get to eat in the cafeteria throughout the year free on certain days. (And all sporting events are free for students)
Charnae from San Diego, CA
I think it will pay off because you are getting a higher education and you know that you will have a lot of help.
Dahniqua from Dallas, GA
This is a pretty expensive school, but the education and friends you meet are worth it! Based on your High School GPA, they give you money from the start! So the higher your GPA, the more money you get!
Alyssa from Aiea, HI