Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Prescott College is $28,896 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 4% more expensive than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $27,755. The cost is 99% more expensive than the average Arizona tuition of $14,495 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 24th in Arizona amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 2nd most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,605 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $30,501.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,322 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Prescott should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $982.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $1,448 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $1,448 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Prescott College was $42,253 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Arizona residence status as there is no in-state discount.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Prescott College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Prescott College
Estimated Budgets
Arizona Resident Total Budget $42,253
   In-State Tuition$28,896
   Other Fees$1,605
   Room and Board$9,322
   On-Campus Other Budget$1,448
   Books and Supplies$982
Non-Resident Total Budget $42,253
   Out-of-State Tuition$28,896
   Other Fees$1,605
   Room and Board$9,322
   On-Campus Other Budget$1,448
   Books and Supplies$982


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $42,253 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Prescott College net price for in-state students is $26,382* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

90% of Prescott College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $14,892. 35 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,834. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Prescott College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Prescott College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$26,382*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid90%
Average Total Grant Aid$14,892
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants35%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,834

Average Net Price by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$19,622
$30,001 to $48,000$21,322
$48,001 to $75,000$24,079
$75,001 to $110,000$31,068

Average Financial Aid Mix - $42,253 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $42,253. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 36% - $14,892

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Prescott College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 16% - $6,551

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 47% -  $19,362

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Private Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Prescott College
California Baptist University5.4% more expensive
Hope International University6.2% more expensive
Vanguard University of Southern California10.7% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Prescott College.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Prescott College is $169,012 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $25,882 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $103,528**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $211,265 or $129,410 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Prescott College.

Arizona Resident Tuition Per Semester$14,448
Arizona Resident Total Cost Per Semester$21,126

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Prescott College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Prescott College
Price per credit hour$1,204
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$3,612
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$4,816


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 63% of Prescott College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,551. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $27,213.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Prescott College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $103,528, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $128,454.51. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Prescott College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 90% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $25,882. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Prescott College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Prescott College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$1,070.45
Amount Borrowed$103,528.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$24,926.51
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$128,454.51

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Prescott College? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Prescott College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $128,454.51 would be needed to afford a $1,070.45 monthly payment in the example $103,528.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Prescott College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $27,408 to $28,896. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1.1%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $169,012.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Prescott College.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$58,108$232,431
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$74,162$296,647
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $94,651$378,605
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $109,571$438,283

Tuition History

What was tuition at Prescott College five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearTuitionAnnual Increase

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Prescott College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 19 19% costlier
Education, Other Bachelor's Degree 7 12% costlier
Sustainability Studies Bachelor's Degree 7 5% costlier
Visual and Performing Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 7 4% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Bachelor's Degree 6 0% costlier
Creative Writing Bachelor's Degree 5 8% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 4 22% costlier
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 1% cheaper
Conservation Biology Bachelor's Degree 3 6% cheaper
Counseling Psychology Bachelor's Degree 3 27% costlier
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 3% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 2 5% costlier
Area Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 17% cheaper
Human Services, General Bachelor's Degree 2 21% costlier
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities Bachelor's Degree 2 15% costlier
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 14% cheaper
Comparative Psychology Bachelor's Degree 2 4% costlier
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 16% costlier
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Bachelor's Degree 1 11% costlier
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 25% costlier
Environmental Design/Architecture Bachelor's Degree 1 1% costlier
Geography, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 33% costlier
Documentary Production Bachelor's Degree 1 19% cheaper
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Bachelor's Degree 1 20% cheaper
Health/Medical Psychology Bachelor's Degree 1 4% cheaper
Photojournalism Bachelor's Degree 1 8% costlier
Health and Wellness, General Bachelor's Degree 1 17% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 1 22% costlier
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 1 2% costlier
Cultural Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 1 4% costlier
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Bachelor's Degree 1 2% costlier
Secondary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 1 16% costlier
Regional Studies (US, Canadian, Foreign) Bachelor's Degree 1 12% cheaper
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 7% cheaper
Environmental Psychology Bachelor's Degree 1 4% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 1 21% costlier
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 11% cheaper
Visual and Performing Arts, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 12% cheaper
International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 4% cheaper
Psychology, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 9% cheaper
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation Bachelor's Degree 1 37% costlier
Outdoor Education Bachelor's Degree 1 11% costlier


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About Prescott College

Prescott College is a four year private college located in Prescott, Arizona.  Full time enrollment is 356 and part time is 346.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Prescott College
220 Grove Ave
Prescott, Arizona

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Prescott College is a private not for profit institution.

Prescott College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=105589 IPEDS survey data.