Tuition and Aid for Undergraduate Students

Elmira's tuition is one of the lowest tuition rates amongst regional private colleges. We also offer students a variety of financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, and work-study. Nearly 100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Full-Time Tuition

Students who matriculate as a full-time undergraduate student pay the full-time tuition rate ($35,270 plus $1,734 comprehensive fee). Dependent part-time students will pay $979 per credit hour. First-year students and upperclassmen enrolling in more than 18 credit hours during fall or winter, or more than 7.5 credit hours for the Spring term will be billed $979 per credit hour in addition to the full-time tuition rate. Full-time students wishing to transfer to part-time status may be considered for the part-time tuition rate (as referred to below) following an absence from campus of at least one full calendar year.

Part-Time Tuition

Independent students who first enter Elmira College as a part-time student pay the part-time tuition rate (currently $470 per credit hour). Part-time status is defined as enrolling in fewer than 9 credits during a fall or winter term or less than 4 credits during Term III. Part-time students who enroll in 9 credits during a fall or winter term or 4 or more credits during Term III will be charged the full-time tuition as detailed above.

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2022-2023 Student Charges

**A comprehensive fee of $1,734 per year ($867/term for fall and winter) provides direct underwriting for technology and general academic and student support. These services are provided to all students and are essential elements of an education at Elmira College.**

Full-time Residence Hall Students*

  • Tuition & Fees: $35,270 tuition plus $1,734 ($867/term for fall and winter) comprehensive fee for a total of $37,004*
  • Standard Room and Board Plan: $13,388
  • Total Resident Student Cost: $50,392

Full-Time Commuter Students*

Tuition & Fees: $37,004*

Part-Time Non-Traditional Students

  • Part-Time Comprehensive Fee: $45 per credit
  • Tuition Rate: $470 per credit

Part-Time Traditional Students

  • Part-Time Comprehensive Fee: $84 per credit
  • Tuition Rate: $979 per credit

*Elmira College is a residential campus. The exception to living on campus is any undergraduate student who lives with a legal guardian within 30 miles, is 25 years of age or older, or is married or living with biological children.

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