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 ($37,056 plus a $1,920 comprehensive fee). 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 $1,044 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.

Cost Breakdown

Part-Time Tuition

Students who first enter Elmira College as a part-time student pay the part-time tuition rate (currently $1,044 per credit). Part-time status is defined as enrolling in fewer than nine credits during a fall or winter term or less than four credits during Term III. Part-time students who enroll in nine credits during a fall or winter term or four or more credits during Term III will be charged the full-time tuition as detailed above.

A financial aid worker meets with a student in her office

2024-2025 Student Charges

*A comprehensive fee of $1,920 per year ($960 per 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.


Per Term

(Fall and Winter)

Comprehensive Fee$960$1,920
Tuition and Fee Total$19,488$38,976
Room and Board$7,275$14,550

The cost per credit hour for a full-time student is $1,235.20.

*The room cost is the base rate. For more information about pricing per residence hall, visit our Student Housing Services Pricing page.



Per Credit
Tuition - Part Time Traditional$1,044
Tuition - Part Time Non-Traditional$500
Part Time Comprehensive Fee - Traditional$95
Part Time Comprehensive Fee - Non-Traditional$55
All Science Lab Fees$125

Commuter Policy

Elmira College is a residential campus. Students enrolled in Elmira College prior to Fall 2024 may live off campus if they live within 30 miles from campus. Students enrolling to Elmira College on or after Fall 2024 may live off campus if they live within 60 miles from campus. This is subject to change prior to the Fall 2025 term.


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