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Find Out the Total College of the Mainland Costs

How much does it cost to go to College of the Mainland?

On this page you'll get a better understanding of what college costs you'll actually have to pay out of pocket, which can vary widely based on where you live and your income level.

Why is Net Price Important?

Few students will pay the full advertised sticker price of College of the Mainland. The Net Price is an estimate of how much the average student actually pays to attend college for one year.

To calculate this number we take the total cost of attendance of College of the Mainland including tuition, fees, room, board and other expenses. Then we subtract out the average amount of aid awarded per student.

Undergraduate Net Price Unknown

We wanted to talk about the net price for all undergraduates (not just freshmen), but that information was not available for College of the Mainland.

Breakdown of College Costs for Freshmen

17% of freshman students paid in-state tuition. Of these in-state students, 328% received an average of $5,011 in grants and scholarships. This resulted in an average annual net price of $8,200 for off-campus students.

The following table explores the likelihood that you too will receive some common price-reducing aid, based on percentages.

Net Price by Aid GroupOn CampusOff CampusAt Home
356 Total Freshmen
158 (44%) did not receive any grants or scholarships.N/A$14,111$8,345
198 (56%) split a total of $993,366 for an average of $5,017 eachN/A$9,094$3,328
60 In-State Students
197 (328%) split a total of $987,167 for an average of $5,011 eachN/A$8,200$2,434

The above refers to grants and scholarships from the college and/or the state, federal or local governments. Other sources of grant aid such as private scholarships are not included.

Net College Cost Based on Income Level

Family income can have a large impact on the amount of aid you receive, and thus, your net price.

The table below shows the average net price freshmen paid based on income level. Note that if the school offers in-state tuition, the lower in-state tuition has been used in the calculation.

Net Price by Family Income LevelIn-State Net Price
110k +N/A

The above table only includes the calculated net price for students that received some form of Title IV aid.

What is Title IV?

Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 establishes general rules that apply to the student financial assistance programs covering grants and loans.

Are College Costs Rising?

Over a period of three years, the average net price paid by all freshmen at College of the Mainland has decreased by an average of 3.8% per year. This means that while total costs have remained about the same, the average aid given to freshmen has increased over this time period.

Net Price Trends at College of the Mainland

Low Net Price for Students Receiving Aid

An overall average net price of $8,194 puts College of the Mainland well below the national average of $20,398.

Financial Aid Packages Vary From Year to Year

Many schools offer more aid to first year students (freshmen) than they do to other undergraduates. Is that the case with this school?

Net Price Comparisons at College of the Mainland

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