Tuition, Room & Board, Fees
Tuition and fees will be updated for the 2021-2022 academic year and available by July 1, 2021.
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Though this is about 20 percent less than what most other New England private colleges charge, we recognize that it is a big number. That said, after financial aid and scholarships, most Sterling College students pay far less — Sterling graduates have 40% less loan debt then national average. Sterling’s default loan rate is 4.7% and the repayment rate is 95.3%.
The Sterling College commitment to affordability is directly related to our mission and we use need-based grants to ensure that no student graduates from Sterling College with an unreasonable amount of student loan debt, so that all students can get right to work on the important mission of ecological thinking and action. For students with no previous college credits, you can expect to spend four years with us to complete your Bachelor of Arts degree.
Average student loan debt for a graduate of Sterling College
Average student loan debt for a college graduate nationwide as reported by the U.S. Department of Education
Sterling College students receive some form of financial aid.
Now, let’s put the numbers to work!
Curious about what your financial aid might look like at Sterling College? Use our Net Price Calculator to get an estimate of the amount of scholarships, grants, and financial aid you might qualify for.
Health insurance coverage is required for all students. All students will automatically be enrolled in Sterling College health insurance. Yearly enrollment in the Sterling College health insurance policy is approximately $2,171. Students wishing to waive this coverage must provide proof of other health insurance coverage to the Business Office.
Textbooks & Supplies
Each student is responsible for purchasing textbooks, program supplies, and personal items. Some courses involving individual projects may require purchase of additional supplies. We have a thoroughly stocked reserve shelf and find that, because our class sizes are so small, many students are able to save costs on textbooks by sharing.
Credits earned from other institutions and transferred to Sterling are subject to a fee. The fee for 2020-2021 is $130 per credit. This fee does not apply to transfer students who are new to Sterling.
Planning to live off campus?
Students living off campus but commuting to class daily will be charged a commuter fee of $2,000 annually.
Room Damage Deposit
All students living on campus will be charged a $500 deposit each semester that will be credited back when the room is left in good condition with all personal articles removed at the end of the term.
Room Reservation Deposit
All students who opt to live on campus will be charged a deposit of $500. This charge is reversed at the end of the semester if the students do not change their housing preference to move off campus.
Sterling College Office of Admission and Financial Aid
Phone: 1-800-648-3591 (ext. 100) or 802-586-7711 (International)