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COLLEGE PROFILE

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance$58,755
Tuition and Fees
$41,538
Room and Board
$12,507
Books and Supplies
$1,323
Other Expenses
$3,387
Payment PlansInstallment plan, external finance company

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mailfinaid@caltech.edu
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application DeadlinePriority deadline March 2
Award NotificationOn a rolling basis beginning April 15
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001131
Free
Institution's own form 
CSS/Financial Aid Profile$25 for first college, $16 each additional
State Aid Form 
Business/Farm Supplement 

PROFILE OF 2012-13 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants216 (81.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need163 (75.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid163 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met163 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Award$37,984
Need-Based Gift
Received by 163 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,931
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 95 (58.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,594
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2 (1.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based GiftNot reported
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants609 (61.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need522 (52.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid522 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met522 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Award$38,756
Need-Based Gift
Received by 522 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,831
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 379 (72.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,727
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 30 (5.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift1 (.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $56,382
Borrowing
2012 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
44%
Average Indebtedness of
2012 Graduates
$15,090
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
4.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
2.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans 
Other LoansCollege/university loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableNone
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$3,062
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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 3.88 4.38 743 703 701 32
Low 2.94 3.15 520 500 460 22
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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