Vassar College

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, New York

Tuition and Fees

The cost for undergraduate students to attend Vassar College for an academic year can be broken down into $57,910 for tuition, $860 for fees, $900 for books and supplies, $14,220 for room and board and $1,350 for other expenses. The cost for in-state and out-of-state students is the same.

Tuition and Fees

Books and supplies$900
Room and board$14,220
Other expenses$1,350

Tuition Plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institutionYes
Tuition guaranteed planNo
Prepaid tuition planNo
Tuition payment planYes
Other alternative tuition planNo

Financial Aid

61% of undergradate students at Vassar College received financial aid. The distribution of financial aid types at Vassar College consists of 55% receiving grant or scholarship aid of $47,917 on average, 19% receiving pell grants of $4,948 on average, 53% receiving institutional grants or scholarships of $46,417 on average, and 34% receiving federal student loans of $3,885 on average.

Average Grant/Scholarship Aid


Awarded any Financial Aid

Aid TypeNumber ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage Aid Received
Grant or scholarship aid37155%$47,917
Pell grants13119%$4,948
Institutional grants or scholarships36053%$46,417
Federal student loans22834%$3,885

Net Price

Average Net Price


Net prices changes by family income and financial need. Net price typically increases with increase in family income because of higher amounts of financial aid available to students belonging to lower income families. Students in the lowest $0 – $30,000 family income bracket paid net price of $8,186 compared to net price of $6,080 in the $30,001 – $48,000 family income bracket, $14,900 in the $48,001 – $75,000 family income bracket, $29,046 in the $75,001 – $110,000 family income bracket and $42,777 in the $110,001 and more family income bracket.

Net Price by Family Income

Family IncomeNet Price Paid
$0 – $30,000$8,186
$30,001 – $48,000$6,080
$48,001 – $75,000$14,900
$75,001 – $110,000$29,046
$110,001 and more$42,777

Net price reflects the actual cost to attend after accounting for finanical aid. Net price includes tuition, books, living costs, and other expenses after subtracting federal financial aid received by students.

Sticker Price

The cost for a 4 year bachelors degree at Vassar College is $315,742. The cost reported is aggregated over 4 years and includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and other miscellaneous expenses. The year to year increases in tuition and cost of living are accounted by applying a rate of increase of 3% which is based on the average rate of increase in the last 2 years as reported by Vassar College. The actual net cost paid by students could be lower because financial aid is not accounted for in this cost. The cost for in-state and out-of-state students is the same.

4-year Sticker Price

Year Sticker Price