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California Institute of Technology

Tuition & Aid
Bottom line

In 2013 Caltech’s endowment was over $1.9 billion. It’s no wonder generous financial aid and scholarship packages are commonplace here. Tuition at Caltech is almost $40,000 annually, plus another $1,500-plus in student fees. Once you factor in $12,000-plus for room and board and several thousand more for supplies, personal expenses, and books, the estimated annual cost is more than $58,000 per year. Few students pay the full cost, while everyone benefits from the world-class education, making this school a best buy. Financial aid packages for freshman include a $33,000-plus grant on average.
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Visiting And Contact Information

1200 East California Boulevard

Mail Code 1-94

Pasadena, CA 91125

United States

Phone: 626-395-6341

Fax: 626-683-3026

Website

Expenses per Academic Year
Tuition:$41,790
On-Campus Room and Board:$12,918
On-Campus Room Only:$7,281
On-Campus Board Only:$5,637
Average Cost for Books and Supplies:$1,323
Required Fees:$1,572
Other Expenses:$3,387
Estimated Room for Commuters (not living at home):$7,794.00
Estimate Board for Commuters (living at home):$4,599.00
Estimate Board for Commuters (not living at home):$3,699.00
Estimate Transportation for Commuters (living at home):$1,134.00
Estimate Transportation for Commuters (not living at home):$1,278.00
Cost Per Credit-Hour:$1,161
Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study:No

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Financial Aid Statistics
Financial Aid Rating: 97
Freshman receiving any financial aid:60%
Undergraduates receiving any financial aid:60%
Average Percent of Need Met:100%
Average Total Financial Aid Package:$35,474
Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid:$34,650
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid:$35,474
Average Need-Based Loan:$4,315
Average amount of loan debt per graduate:$15,010
Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program:35%

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Available Aid
Financial Aid Methodology Used:Federal and Institutional
Scholarships and Grants:Federal Pell
SEOG
State Scholarships / Grants
Private Scholarships
College / University Scholarships
Federal Direct Student Loan Programs:Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFEL):Federal Perkins Loans
College/university loans from institutional funds
Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study):Yes
Direct Lender:Yes

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Financial Aid for International Students
Financial Aid Policy for International Students:Need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Aid:$51,549.00
Required Financial Aid Forms:CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

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Financial Aid Application Process
Priority Financial Aid Application Deadline:03/02
Required Forms:FAFSA
Institution's own financial aid form
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
Noncustodial Profile
Business/Farm Supplement
    Other:
Financial Aid Office Phone Number:626-395-6280

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Key Statistics

Tuition and Aid

  • Tuition:
    $41,790
  • On-Campus Room and Board:
    $12,918
  • Ugrads receiving need-based financial aid:
    60%
  • Avg % of Need Met:
    100%
  • Avg Financial Aid Package:
    $35,474
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