Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ, 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.
$18,500
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,231
$30k - $48k
$15,604
$48k - $75k
$20,415
$75k - $110k
$24,562
$110k+
$24,952
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.
$12,790
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.
$20,578
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.
$15,564
Books and Supplies
$1,250
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financialaid@montclair.edu

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.
42%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,983
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.
42%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,005
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,207
Students receiving state aid
38%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,860
Students receiving federal aid
47%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,005
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.
$60,596,839
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$1,929,526

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.
64%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,688
Students receiving federal loans
62%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,452
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,311
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.
$18,500
Loan Default Rate
3%
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.
$245

What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
Montclair is a great choice for its price. I am a commuter and my tuition is only about $13,000; now if you board it'll be about 20,000. You get many priviliges and have so many choices of programs and entertainment to participate in from C.S.I . Sounds cool? Well it is. Come join and find out!!
Neftali from Passaic, NJ
Again, college is what you make of it. I'd say ... yes!
Afshan from Dumont, NJ
Since Montclair State University is a state university it is not that expensive for me. It is very true about what is said about the educational services here, numerous amounts of people have told me that people graduating from Montclair State University come out being just as well off as people from well known institutes if not better.
Cassandra from Union, NJ
If you live in-state, you can get extremely low tuition rates. The only thing that is rather expensive about Montclair State is room and board rates, so if you have the option to commute, I would commute.
Chloe from Cedar Grove, NJ
This has to be the best value for a school. Has so many benefits and at such a low price! I regret applying to so many schools because MSU is a perfect fit for me without getting in a large amount of debt.
Izabella from Clifton, NJ
Montclair State is very affordable, tuition, room and board, and fees adding up to about $20,678 per year. With these prices going up every year, Montclair State will always be more affordable than many other private instutions, since it is a public institution. Montclair State's office of financial aid will assist you in finding financial aid through scholarships, grants, and loans. They are extremely helpful to me when I have questions about financing my education.
Elisha from Blackwood, NJ
Affordable!!! I believe that what we are paying for we are even getting more the type of education being received at MSU I can say is quite similar to the ivies...the only difference is that it is cheaper!!!
Benjamin