Mount Saint Mary's University
Los Angeles, 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.
$28,274
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$25,619
$30k - $48k
$26,321
$48k - $75k
$28,060
$75k - $110k
$29,511
$110k+
$35,155
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.
$41,170
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.
$41,170
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.
$12,170
Books and Supplies
$2,074
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page

Aid & Grants

0
100
47%
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.
57%
Average Aid Per Year
$23,270
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.
57%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,480
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,006
Students receiving state aid
43%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$8,030
Students receiving federal aid
66%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,480
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$26,561
$30k - $48k
$25,859
$48k - $75k
$24,120
$75k - $110k
$22,669
$110k+
$17,025
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.
$47,334,090
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$3,256,928

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.
95%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,639
Students receiving federal loans
95%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$3,764
Average Other Loans Per Year
$7,794
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.
$21,000
Loan Default Rate
5%
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.
$276

What Students Are Saying

3.96 Average Rating
I do have to say that this college is pricey but it is worth every cent. I am very pleased of going here. I honestly do not see myself at another college. But if you decide to go here make sure that if your major is what you really want, especially for nursing students. The nursing program is very competitive. It will be sad if all of your hard work and money goes down the drain because you want to change majors. I had a difficult time my first semester of school. For that reason, on my second semester i dedicated myself to school only. Once i received my acceptance for the nursing program I knew that all that work and money was worth it.
Cindy from Sun Valley, CA
MSMC is pricey. As I said above though, there are tons of activities to get involved in and class sizes are small and you will get a lot of personal attention.
Megan from Los Angeles, CA
I would wish that all the students start applying to scholarships because it's very hard getting additional help from the school.
Diana` from Huntington Park, CA
Rent your books if you can. I recommend Chegg.com
Los Angeles, CA
You are paying to finish in four years, have personalized attention, and a really beautiful environment to study in. Totally worth the price tag!
Daniela from Los Angeles, CA
It is definitely worth it! Every last cent is worth it. I have payed out of my pocket some amounts and it does not hurt me at all to pay for college with my earnings because I love it!
Lucia from Los Angeles, CA
Yes, even though it is expensive it is worth it. With your room and board you get an 80 dollar food allowance in the cafeteria. You get free tutoring, you can print papers, lecture notes, and personal items in the PC lab for free no charge. You have an online website called angel where you can see your lecture notes , and your grade. Some classes have online quizzes. The Psychological department you get free meetings with them up to 10 times. The library is wonderful with the study rooms. It is worth it.
Sayra from Whittier, CA
If you want a good education, then Mount St Mary's College is the place. You receive a good education that will apply to any major of your choice. The Mount produces successful and great adults who can enter the work force with knowledge, experience, and social skills. It is worth the money, every single cent.
Nicolette from Diamond Bar, CA
School is pricey, but it can be worth it if you make it worth it.

I'm like most of you, poor out of my mind, but the Mount offers work-study that can help you out and scholarships. I've made great friends to make up for the amount of money my parents are spending for my tuition.
Jamila from West Covina, CA
you have the opportunities to make your own experience. ever heard the phrase, life is what you make of it? well this idiom is a copy of that, you have the choice to make what you choose to attend a pleasant experience.
Carolina from Chula Vista, CA