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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is $28,824 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 16% more expensive than the average Connecticut tuition of $24,813 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 17th in Connecticut amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 14th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,632 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $30,456.

Housing Costs

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Old Lyme area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $10,463.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $2,000.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $0 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts was $42,919 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Connecticut residence status as there is no in-state discount. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $32,456.

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

Costs and Tuition for Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
Estimated Budgets
Connecticut Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$42,919
   In-State Tuition$28,824
   Other Fees$1,632
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$10,463
   Off-Campus Other Budget$0
   Books and Supplies$2,000
Connecticut Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$32,456
   In-State Tuition$28,824
   Other Fees$1,632
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$0
   Books and Supplies$2,000
Non-Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$42,919
   Out-of-State Tuition$28,824
   Other Fees$1,632
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$10,463
   Off-Campus Other Budget$0
   Books and Supplies$2,000

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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 $42,919 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 Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts net price for in-state students is $24,832* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

100% of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $12,308. 38 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 $4,250. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$24,832*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid100%
Average Total Grant Aid$12,308
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants38%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,250

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$20,811
$30,001 to $48,000$25,581
$48,001 to $75,000n/a
$75,001 to $110,000$28,811
$110,000+$30,811

Average Financial Aid Mix - $42,919 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $42,919. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

29%
24%
47%

Grants and Scholarships

 29% - $12,308

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

Federal Loans

 24% - $10,398

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

Out of Pocket

 47% -  $20,213

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.

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 Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.

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 Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is $171,676 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 $22,997 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $91,988**

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 $214,595 or $114,985 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 Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.

Connecticut Resident Tuition Per Semester$14,412
Connecticut Resident Total Cost Per Semester$21,460

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 Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts 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 Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
Price per credit hour$1,052
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$3,156
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$4,208

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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. 69% of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $10,398.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts? 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 $91,988, 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 $114,136.01. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 100% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $22,997. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts 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.

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$951.13
Amount Borrowed$91,988.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$22,148.01
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$114,136.01

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts? 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 Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 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 $114,136.01 would be needed to afford a $951.13 monthly payment in the example $91,988.00 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 Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $26,904 to $28,824. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1.4%. 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 $171,676.00. 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 Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$59,024$236,095
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$75,331$301,323
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $96,143$384,573
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $111,298$445,191

Tuition History

What was tuition at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts 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
2012$25,2488%
2011$23,3841.3%
2010$23,0927.1%
2009$21,5567.4%
2008$20,06413.6%
2007$17,6687%
2006$16,5167.2%
2005$15,4127%
2004$14,4042.2%
2003$14,10012.1%
2002$12,58011.3%
2001$11,3006.6%
2000$10,6007.9%
1999$9,82012.4%
1998$8,74016.5%
1997$7,50019%
1996$6,3008.6%
1995$5,80011.5%
1994$5,2008.3%
1993$4,80014.3%
1992$4,200

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts 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
Painting Bachelor's Degree 10 3% cheaper
Sculpture Bachelor's Degree 5 9% cheaper
Drawing Bachelor's Degree 4 1% costlier

Calculators

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About Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is a four year private college located in Old Lyme, Connecticut.  Full time enrollment is 65 and part time is 16. Learn more about getting accepted at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts at CollegeSimply.

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

Address
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
84 Lyme St
Old Lyme, Connecticut
6371

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is a private not for profit institution.

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=129686 IPEDS survey data.