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Can You Afford Clarkson University?

Concerned about paying for college? Take a look at Clarkson’s financial aid options, including grants, scholarships, and student loans, then calculate the net price based on your income level to determine if you can afford to attend this school.

2020 - 2021 Costs Between $24,038 and $72,270

Feeling a little stressed about paying $72,270 to attend Clarkson University each year? This number can be deceiving, and for many, the net price you pay will be less.

While there is no tuition reduction for New York students, 100.0% of freshmen receive some form of financial aid, with the average amount totaling $37,536. Students from low-income families receive an average of $48,232 in aid during their first year.

Cost (no aid)

Tuition and fees$52,724
+ Room and board$15,786
+ Other expenses$3,760
Total cost$72,270
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Net Price (with average aid)

Total cost$72,270
- Grants and scholarships$37,536
Net price$34,734
Affordability Score (12 out of 100)
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Average Net Price for Low Income Undergraduates

Total cost$72,270
- Grants and scholarships$48,232
Net price$24,038
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Learn more about tuition and fees, room, board and other expenses, and financial aid options at Clarkson.

Projected Costs Between $117,558 and $441,596 For a Four Year Degree. Between $55,441 and $214,466 For a Two Year Degree.

Looking at the total projected cost of a college education over the course of two / four (or more) years can feel a little overwhelming. However, doing so will help better prepare you for the financial commitment you are making.

The overall cost for on-campus students to attend Clarkson in 2020 - 2021 was $72,270. To calculate future costs, we looked at the prior five years of data and determined that this cost increased an average of 2.9% each year. If this trend continues, we expect the full cost for incoming freshmen to be $76,537 during their first year. By their senior year, that cost will be approximately $83,415 for a bachelor degree candidate ($78,765 for an associate degree candidate) for a total of $319,774 over the course of four years ($155,302 over the course of two years). These numbers do not take into consideration financial aid, which reduces this overall cost by varying amounts per student.

Remember, the full costs quoted above are not what most students will pay, and the net price varies quite a bit based on individual circumstances.

Average Net Price at Clarkson University

Cost With Interest

The tables below outlines how the overall degree net cost can vary depending on your situation. This table also highlights the impact student loans can have on the overall cost of college.

Projected 2-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*1.6%2.9%
Freshman year$26,933$35,854$76,537
Senior year$28,508$36,428$78,765
Total 2-year net price$55,441$72,282$155,302
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$21,121$27,537$59,164
Total monthly payment$638$832$1,787
Total amount paid$76,562$99,819$214,466
Projected 4-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*1.6%2.9%
Freshman year$26,933$35,854$76,537
Senior year$31,941$37,603$83,415
Total 4-year net price$117,558$146,896$319,774
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$44,785$55,962$121,822
Total monthly payment$1,353$1,690$3,680
Total amount paid$162,344$202,858$441,596

Visit net price and financial aid to learn more about the total cost of attending Clarkson University.

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