Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Molloy College is $29,110 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 5% more expensive than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $27,755. The cost is 32% more expensive than the average New York tuition of $22,120 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 121st in New York amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 65th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,200 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $30,310.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $14,712 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Rockville Centre should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,470.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,864 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $9,804 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Molloy College was $50,356 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of New York 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 Molloy College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Molloy College
Estimated Budgets
New York Resident Total Budget $50,356
   In-State Tuition$29,110
   Other Fees$1,200
   Room and Board$14,712
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,864
   Books and Supplies$1,470
Non-Resident Total Budget $50,356
   Out-of-State Tuition$29,110
   Other Fees$1,200
   Room and Board$14,712
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,864
   Books and Supplies$1,470


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 $50,356 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 Molloy College net price for in-state students is $23,383* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

90% of Molloy College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $14,844. 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 $4,314. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Molloy College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Molloy College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$23,383*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid90%
Average Total Grant Aid$14,844
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants35%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,314

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$19,399
$30,001 to $48,000$21,515
$48,001 to $75,000$25,287
$75,001 to $110,000$26,063

Average Financial Aid Mix - $50,356 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $50,356. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 32% - $14,844

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

Federal Loans

 13% - $5,961

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

Out of Pocket

 55% -  $25,687

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. Molloy College
New York Institute of Technology18.9% more expensive
Saint Joseph's College New York10.9% less expensive
Monmouth University23.8% more expensive
Delaware Valley University22.3% more expensive
University of Hartford24% 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 Molloy 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 Molloy College is $201,424 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 $19,756 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $79,024**

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 $251,780 or $98,780 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

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 Molloy 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 Molloy College
Price per credit hour$965
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$2,895
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$3,860


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. 67% of Molloy College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,961.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Molloy 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 $79,024, 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 $98,050.66. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Molloy 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 $19,756. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Molloy 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.

Molloy College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$817.09
Amount Borrowed$79,024.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$19,026.66
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$98,050.66

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Molloy 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 Molloy 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 $98,050.66 would be needed to afford a $817.09 monthly payment in the example $79,024.00 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 Molloy College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $23,410 to $29,110. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.9%. 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 $201,424.00. 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 Molloy College.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$69,251$277,005
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$88,384$353,536
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $112,803$451,212
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $130,584$522,334

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Molloy 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
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 249 40% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 47 42% costlier
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 30 40% costlier
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Bachelor's Degree 26 58% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 23 46% costlier
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 19 30% costlier
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 18 35% costlier
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Bachelor's Degree 17 23% costlier
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 17 138% costlier
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 16 159% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 13 25% costlier
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 13 42% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 12 23% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 10 27% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 10 25% costlier
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 10 35% costlier
Spanish Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 10 39% costlier
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 10 30% costlier
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 9 10% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 6 23% costlier
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 44% costlier
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 4 22% costlier
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 50% costlier
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 29% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 36% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 2 25% costlier
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 17% costlier
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 2 22% costlier
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 6% costlier
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 33% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 1 21% costlier
Visual and Performing Arts, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 5% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 1 127% costlier
Ecology Bachelor's Degree 1 16% costlier


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About Molloy College

Molloy College is a four year private college located in Rockville Centre, New York.  Full time enrollment is 3,196 and part time is 1,873.

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

Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Ave
Rockville Centre, New York

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Molloy College is a private not for profit institution.

Molloy College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=193292 IPEDS survey data.