Spelman College

Atlanta, Georgia


Costs to Attend Spelman College

Are you interested in applying to Spelman College yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • All Residents: $37,335
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for all Residents: $20,569
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $11,541
  • Books and Supplies: $2,000
  • Other Fees: $3,225

The cost per year to attend Spelman College is $37,335 for the 2012/2013 academic year. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from Spelman College

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at Spelman College is $149,340 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $149,340

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Georgia Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $18,668

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $27,648*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $110,592**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 79%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $12,669
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 49%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $4,681
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 72%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $7,333

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 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.

**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 2011-2012 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.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Spelman College is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for Spelman College? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $110,592, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 79% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $27,648. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our Spelman 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.

  • Monthly Payment: $1,112.35
  • Amount Borrowed: $110,592.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $22,889.59
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $133,481.59

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend Spelman College? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford Spelman College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $133,481.59 is recommended to afford a $1,112.35 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. 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 Spelman College in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $17,005 to $23,254. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 7.3%. 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 can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $149,340.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Spelman College.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $51,344, 4 Year Degree: $205,377
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $65,530, 4 Year Degree: $262,119
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $83,635, 4 Year Degree: $334,538
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $96,817, 4 Year Degree: $387,270

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per 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 Spelman College are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour: $820
  • Cost for one class (3 credit hours): $2,460
  • Cost for one class (4 credit hours): $3,280

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Tuition History

What was tuition at Spelman College for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $20,926 Tuition and Fees. 3.2% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $20,281 Tuition and Fees. 8.9% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $18,615 Tuition and Fees. 9.5% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $17,005 Tuition and Fees. 6.6% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $15,945 Tuition and Fees. 6.7% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $14,940 Tuition and Fees. 5.8% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $14,125 Tuition and Fees. 11.4% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $12,675 Tuition and Fees. 6.7% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $11,880 Tuition and Fees. 6.7% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $11,135 Tuition and Fees. 3.5% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $10,759 Tuition and Fees. 3.2% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $10,425 Tuition and Fees. 5.2% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $9,910 Tuition and Fees. 1.6% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $9,750 Tuition and Fees. 13% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $8,625 Tuition and Fees. 7.5% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $8,025 Tuition and Fees. 7.7% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $7,452 Tuition and Fees. 5.3% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $7,077 Tuition and Fees. 5.5% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $6,707 Tuition and Fees. 6.3% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $6,307 Tuition and Fees. 11.6% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $5,650 Tuition and Fees. 11.4% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $5,072 Tuition and Fees. 7.1% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $4,737 Tuition and Fees. 0% Annual Increase

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Spelman College ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $37,335. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 87 $149,340
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 54 $149,340
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 52 $149,340
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 42 $149,340
4 year cost
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 39 $149,340
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 20 $149,340
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 17 $149,340
4 year cost
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 16 $149,340
4 year cost
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 14 $149,340
4 year cost
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 13 $149,340
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 12 $149,340
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 10 $149,340
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 10 $149,340
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 8 $149,340
4 year cost
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 6 $149,340
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $149,340
4 year cost
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 4 $149,340
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 3 $149,340
4 year cost
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 $149,340
4 year cost
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $149,340
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $149,340
4 year cost
Human Services, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $149,340
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 2 $149,340
4 year cost
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $149,340
4 year cost
Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $149,340
4 year cost
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $149,340
4 year cost

About Spelman College

Spelman College is a four year private college located in Atlanta, Georgia.  Full time enrollment is 2,083 and part time is 88.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 5,864 applicants. 2,009 were admitted and 539 enrolled.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

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