- In 2014-15, we committed $2.3 million of institutional funds to support financial aid.
- 98% of Sterling’s students receive some type of financial aid, and the average institutional grant in 2014-15 was $18,400.
- Our tuition and room and board is about 20% less than other private New England colleges.
- A student’s average loan debt is $15,500, compared to $31,200 reported nationally by the Department of Education.
- The student loan default rate is 3.1%, compared to 15% reported nationally by the Department of Education.
- The median family income of students enrolled is $45,600, compared to $70,821 of other New England private colleges, according to the College Board.
The College is need-blind with regard to admission and offers a comprehensive program of federal, State, and institutional financial aid. Individual resources can be supplemented with employment, grants, scholarships, and loans.
At Sterling our convictions are informed by our status as one of only seven federal work colleges. We believe that access and hard work are linked and allow Sterling College and its students to collaborate in keeping the costs of tuition, room, and board more reasonable than at other comparable institutions.
If your values lead you to commit to becoming an environmental steward and you want the rigor and challenge of working with both your hands and your mind, Sterling College could be the right place for you. We encourage you to schedule a visit to campus or sign up for more information.