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Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $20,545
Out-of-state: $26,625
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,985
Out-of-state: $15,065
Room and Board
$8,910
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 Net Price Calculator URL
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 2009-10 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants915 (94.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need567 (62.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid562 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met523 (93.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met93%
Average Award$8,942
Need-Based Gift
Received by 460 (81.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,337
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 512 (91.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,608
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 91 (16.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift64 (6.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,098
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants3,132 (90.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need1,934 (55.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid1,873 (96.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met1,742 (93.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met93%
Average Award$8,645
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,404 (75.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,336
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,760 (94.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,452
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 157 (8.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift76 (2.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,292
Borrowing
2012 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
67%
Average Indebtedness of
2012 Graduates
$19,902
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
1.0%

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
218
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
134
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
31
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
$1,076
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 2.74 2.90 471 484 493 21
Low 1.92 1.92 200 360 400 20
High 3.63 4.00 640 800 800 21
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