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Costs & Financial Aid

Every student who wants the unique academic adventure that Marlboro provides ought to be able to afford it.

A broad, wide-ranging college education—the kind we deliver at Marlboro College—has never been more important than it is right now.

We know the high cost of college is a concern for many families, and we believe we have a responsibility to make a great education accessible to as many students as possible. For this reason and others, Marlboro College has recently reduced tuition by one-third for the 2019-2020 academic year: from $39,870 to $26,500.

2019-2020 Tuition (not including financial aid awards):


Activities Fee:


Health Services Fee:




Board (19 meals/week):





Marlboro has always been a financially lean institution; more than 90 percent of tuition revenue directly supports our academic programs. Our admissions and financial aid teams work hard to make a Marlboro education more affordable.

Paying for Marlboro

For a full-time, undergraduate Marlboro education, here’s what you need to know:

  • More than 90 percent of our students receive merit- or need-based aid.
  • The average grant award is $21,322.
  • Marlboro is “need blind”—we never consider your finances in our admissions decisions.

Graduate school costs vary by program.

Individual support

Our Financial Aid Office works one-on-one with families to help you fit a Marlboro education into your budget.

You can estimate annual out-of-pocket costs, taking into account financial aid, with our net price calculator.

And when you’re ready for the nitty gritty details, our financial aid staff can help you understand your options and apply for aid.


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