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Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $20,823
Out-of-state: $26,903
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,260
Out-of-state: $15,340
Room and Board
$8,913
Books and Supplies
$800
Other Expenses
$1,850
Payment PlansCredit card, installment plan

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mail
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Not reported
Application Process
Application DeadlinePriority deadline March 1
Award NotificationOn a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002184
Free

PROFILE OF 2013-14 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants766 (95.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need566 (73.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid552 (97.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met552 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met90%
Average Award$9,247
Need-Based Gift
Received by 395 (71.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,562
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 532 (96.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,297
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 260 (47.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift31 (3.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $966
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants3,077 (94.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need2,181 (66.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid2,126 (97.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met2,126 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met90%
Average Award$9,970
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,596 (75.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,007
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,049 (96.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,128
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 696 (32.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift54 (1.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,458
Borrowing
2013 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness of
2013 Graduates
$25,524
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
7.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State LoansAvailable
Other Loans 
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, State scholarships, ROTC scholarships, Alumni affiliation scholarships, Leadership scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Mathematics, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Communication, Education, Social Sciences, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Mathematics, Engineering/Technologies
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, Veterans, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Local/State Students
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$1,760
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.14 3.35 522 529 523  
Low 2.10 2.20 380 390 400  
High 3.73 4.30 620 650 690  
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