Mount St. Mary's University
Emmitsburg, MD, 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.
$29,283
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$21,306
$30k - $48k
$26,904
$48k - $75k
$29,112
$75k - $110k
$29,840
$110k+
$30,758
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.
$57,280
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.
$57,280
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.
$14,790
Books and Supplies
$1,300
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.
27%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,924
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.
27%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,907
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$23,756
Students receiving state aid
20%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$8,221
Students receiving federal aid
31%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,907
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$35,383
$30k - $48k
$28,471
$48k - $75k
$27,221
$75k - $110k
$24,245
$110k+
$23,836
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.
$32,074,376
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$12,049,212

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.
73%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,964
Students receiving federal loans
72%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,985
Average Other Loans Per Year
$16,838
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.
$19,500
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.
$278

What Students Are Saying

3.82 Average Rating
While Mount Saint Mary's is fairly expensive, I believe it is worth every penny. That is, if you can afford it. For me, I will need a significant amount of scholarship money and financial aid for my attendance at this school to be possible. I will just keep praying and hoping! I am therefore looking at other schools but honestly cannot imagine going anywhere else.
Amanda from Westminster, MD
The Mount is pretty expensive as far as tuition goes, but the education is worth it.
Jessica from Parkside, PA
It was worth it
Fat M
They offer work study and tons of scholarship money!
Junior, PA
Although Mount St. Mary's is about 40,000 per year, you receive a lot for your money. The classes are rigorous and beneficial and the professors really push their students. You also get a great meal plan and housing options. MSMU also provides many extracurricular activities both during the week and on the weekends that everyone can participate in.
Jennifer from Westminster, MD
The total cost for tuition and on campus housing comes to a little over $40,000 per year, but it is well worth it. MSMU envelops the student, forcing them to become a part of the community and making sure that no penny is wasted. Dorm repairs are done within 24 hours, we have one of the best security systems in the country, and are renown for our business and education departments, with the sciences close behind. Once the solar farm is in place, the third largest in the United States, the entire campus will be run via solar and geothermal energy. Not bad at all.
Samuel from Middletown, MD
The school is very much worth the money, with its only point of contention being the lack of a huge pool for culture blending, which can teach a person many important things for later life, as well as the slight repetition of food and activities.
Robert from Ijamsville, MD

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