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Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$75,263
Tuition and Fees
$54,600
Room and Board
$16,644
Books and Supplies
$1,428
Other Expenses
$2,091
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@caltech.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 30
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001131
Free
State Aid Form  
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement  
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
168 (70.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
125 (68.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
125 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
125 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$48,783
Need-Based Gift
Received by 125 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $46,749
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 66 (66.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,853
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
1 freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,000

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
567 (59.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
503 (88.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
503 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
503 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$51,318
Need-Based Gift
Received by 503 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $47,564
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 309 (66.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,069
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2 (.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1 undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,000

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
31%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$16,337
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,124

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