Can You Afford Colgate University?

Concerned about paying for college? Take a look at Colgate’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 $15,057 and $77,580

Feeling a little stressed about paying $77,580 to attend Colgate 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, 42.5% of freshmen receive some form of financial aid, with the average amount totaling $48,772. Students from low-income families receive an average of $62,523 in aid during their first year.

Cost (no aid)

Tuition and fees$60,015
+ Room and board$15,035
+ Other expenses$2,530
Total cost$77,580
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Net Price (with average aid)

Total cost$77,580
- Grants and scholarships$48,772
Net price$28,808
Affordability Score (27 out of 100)
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Average Net Price for Low Income Undergraduates

Total cost$77,580
- Grants and scholarships$62,523
Net price$15,057
Affordability Score (75 out of 100)
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Learn more about tuition and fees, room, board and other expenses, and financial aid options at Colgate.

Projected Costs Between $82,817 and $489,054 For a Four Year Degree. Between $37,709 and $235,364 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 Colgate in 2020 - 2021 was $77,580. To calculate future costs, we looked at the prior five years of data and determined that this cost increased an average of 3.8% each year. If this trend continues, we expect the full cost for incoming freshmen to be $83,620 during their first year. By their senior year, that cost will be approximately $93,574 for a bachelor degree candidate ($86,815 for an associate degree candidate) for a total of $354,140 over the course of four years ($170,435 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 Colgate 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*3.4%3.8%
Freshman year$18,011$30,782$83,620
Senior year$19,698$31,820$86,815
Total 2-year net price$37,709$62,602$170,435
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$14,366$23,849$64,929
Total monthly payment$434$720$1,961
Total amount paid$52,075$86,451$235,364
Projected 4-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*3.4%3.8%
Freshman year$18,011$30,782$83,620
Senior year$23,563$34,001$93,574
Total 4-year net price$82,817$129,495$354,140
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$31,550$49,333$134,914
Total monthly payment$953$1,490$4,075
Total amount paid$114,367$178,827$489,054

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

Further Questions to Consider

  • Do you know your deadlines?

    Meeting application deadlines for both the college and the FAFSA is crucial to getting financial aid.

  • When can you expect to begin receiving bills from the college?
  • Is there an option to make payments in monthly installments?

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