Siena College
Albany, NY, 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.
$27,588
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$18,448
$30k - $48k
$23,105
$48k - $75k
$26,042
$75k - $110k
$27,749
$110k+
$32,655
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.
$36,975
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.
$36,975
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.
$15,130
Books and Supplies
$1,272
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: aid@siena.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
77%
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.
26%
Average Aid Per Year
$24,332
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.
26%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,801
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$21,891
Students receiving state aid
38%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,759
Students receiving federal aid
28%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,801
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$33,788
$30k - $48k
$29,131
$48k - $75k
$26,194
$75k - $110k
$24,487
$110k+
$19,581
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.
$2,217,634
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$9,905,595

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
$8,592
Students receiving federal loans
73%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,458
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,984
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.
$22,899
Loan Default Rate
2%
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.
$286

What Students Are Saying

3.79 Average Rating
Siena is a bit expensive, due to it being a private school with a very small amount of students, but I feel it's worth it!
Janet from Port Jefferson station, NY
The school is expensive and the merit scholarships don't provide a lot of money, at least not compared to some of the other schools I applied to. However, Siena's quality of education is worth the money. You gain a wealth of knowledge that can help you later in life.
Ann from WI
Most students at Siena receive some type of financial aid. It is definitely not a cheap school, but for the education you are getting, it is worth it. Siena makes paying for college on my own possible through scholarships and financial aid.
Melanie from Sparta, NJ
There are many opportunities to get money from the school. On the website you can see the different types of Endowments, and getting your financial aid in sooner is better, the sooner you get it in the more chances of getting more money. A very large percentage of students here get financial aid.
Theresa from Albany, NY
Well, being a private school, Siena can get expensive. However, the school offers lots of scholarships and financial aid to help the students go to Siena without worrying about an expensive cost. Siena staff are always willing to work with you to help you with more aid.
Kaitlyn from Schenectady, NY
It can't be denied, Siena's expensive, but you do get a good education and you do meet some very wonderful professors. My advice, if you can get a scholarship for some portion of the tuition, Siena's worth it. If you're paying full-price, I don't know if I'd advise you to enroll. There are a lot of really cool on campus programs like early primer movies and casino nights- and Sienafest! If you don't know what Sienafest is, look online for pictures. Live concert (this year Jay Sean), parties, and a carnival all in one weekend.
Neidy from Bay Shore, NY
Expensive compared to SUNY schools, and depending upon which SUNY schools you are interested in is expensive for the education (e.g. Binghamton is excellent public school at state rate). College does offer need-based and academic scholarships with no limit on their number. Need to balance school size, class size, faculty attention and alumni support.
Nick from Delmar, NY
It's fairly cheap for a private school with a good reputation. I received a fairly large merit scholarship for my unusual transfer situation. I believe you can get around $15,000 in scholarships per year if you graduate from a community college and are a member of Phi Theta Kappa.
Benjamin from Mechanicville, NY

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