Tuition and Financial Aid

Paying for college can seem overwhelming and confusing sometimes. What you don't often hear is how a private college education can be more affordable than a public university. More than 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid. Through a combination of scholarshipsgrants, and loans, we will help place a college degree within your reach.

In order to make costs as transparent as possible, we aim to show you the most recent information about tuition and fees, payment options, and scholarships. We also have online Net Price Calculators to help incoming undergraduate students determine their overall cost of attendance for the year after considering estimated financial assistance. 

To find out your cost, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after applying to Elms College, and our financial aid staff will put together an aid package just for you.

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2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition and Fees for Undergraduate Students

Tuition pays for every minute you spend in the classroom, as well as many campus services. Room and board covers the cost of living on campus for those who choose not to commute. We also have other fees to help pay for the cost of many campus services and keeping our technological infrastructure up-to-date.

When planning for college costs, use these fees as a starting point. Your books, supplies, and anything you need to make dorm life more comfortable will be in addition to these fees. The undergraduate per-credit tuition is currently $604.

 Resident StudentsCommuter Students
2014-2015 Tuition$29,728$29,728
Room & Board$11,312 
Comprehensive Fee$1460$1240
TOTAL$42,500*$30,968*
Security Deposit$250 

* Additional fees may be assessed to students in certain majors, such as nursing, that require laboratory fees or clinicals. Also students residing in a private room with be assessed an additional $800 per semester.

In addition to these fees, all students carrying 9 credits or more are required to have health insurance. To enroll in the Elms College plan, or to submit a waiver and proof of other insurance, go to University Health Plans.

Ask Us Anything

We want to make your transition from high school to college as easy as possible, and that includes helping you find the best way to pay for your education. Our financial aid timeline will tell you where to start, and you can look through our frequently asked questions, or just contact us via phone or email to find out more. Want to see many of your questions answered on video? Click on the image below.

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