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State University of New York--Purchase College

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Purchase College’s fantastic arts education comes with an affordable price tag of $5,570 for New York students and $14,820 for out-of-state applicants. Students should also expect to shell out another $14,400 dollars for housing, fees, and supplies. Purchase does work to help students get the financial aid they need. The school will award almost $2 million in scholarship funds for 2012–2013 academic year. The average student does accumulate $26,680 in debt. Purchase also helps students find work in their fields of study. As the administration explains: “Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the wide variety of internships and on-/off-campus opportunities for experiential learning posted on our nationally acclaimed online job and internship listing system.”
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Visiting And Contact Information


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Phone: 914-251-6300

Fax: 914-251-6314


Expenses per Academic Year
In-State Tuition:$5,570
Out-of-State Tuition:$14,820
On-Campus Room and Board:$11,566
On-Campus Room Only:$7,378
On-Campus Board Only:$4,188
Average Cost for Books and Supplies:$1,168
Required Fees:$1,660
Other Expenses:$2,066
Estimated Room for Commuters (not living at home):$7,378.00
Estimate Board for Commuters (living at home):$4,188.00
Estimate Board for Commuters (not living at home):$4,188.00
Estimate Transportation for Commuters (living at home):$1,567.00
Estimate Transportation for Commuters (not living at home):$1,567.00
Cost Per Credit-Hour (In-State):$232
Cost Per Credit-Hour (Out-of-State):$618
Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study:No

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Financial Aid Statistics
Financial Aid Rating: 67
Average Percent of Need Met:53%
Average Total Financial Aid Package:$10,079
Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid:$6,413
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid:$6,305
Average Need-Based Loan:$4,714
Average amount of loan debt per graduate:$26,684
Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program:60%

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Available Aid
Financial Aid Methodology Used:Federal
Scholarships and Grants:Federal Pell
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
Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study):Yes
Direct Lender:No

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Financial Aid for International Students
Financial Aid Policy for International Students:Need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Aid:$479.00
Required Financial Aid Forms:Institution's own financial aid form
International Student's Certification of Finances

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Financial Aid Application Process
Financial Aid Application Deadline:Rolling Basis
Freshman Financial Aid Notification Date:Rolling Basis
Notification Begins:03/01
Required Forms:FAFSA
State aid form

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