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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University tuition is $3,152 per year for in-state residents. This is 55% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 78% cheaper than the average Florida tuition of $14,261 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 21st in Florida amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 82nd most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $14,524 which represents a 361% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $2,633 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $5,785.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $10,594 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Tallahassee should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,138.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $5,364 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $6,246 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Florida residents to go to Florida A&M is $22,881 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Florida residence can expect a one year cost of $34,253.

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

Costs and Tuition for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Estimated Budgets
Florida Resident Total Budget $22,881
   In-State Tuition$3,152
   Other Fees$2,633
   Room and Board$10,594
   On-Campus Other Budget$5,364
   Books and Supplies$1,138
Non-Resident Total Budget $34,253
   Out-of-State Tuition$14,524
   Other Fees$2,633
   Room and Board$10,594
   On-Campus Other Budget$5,364
   Books and Supplies$1,138

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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 $22,881 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 Florida A&M net price for in-state students is $12,075* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

87% of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $7,894. 68 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 $4,793. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$12,075*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid87%
Average Total Grant Aid$7,894
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants68%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,793

Average Net Price for In-State Students 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$10,821
$30,001 to $48,000$12,592
$48,001 to $75,000$15,011
$75,001 to $110,000$14,050
$110,000+$19,395

Average Financial Aid Mix - $22,881 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $22,881. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

45%
36%
19%

Grants and Scholarships

 45% - $7,894

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

Federal Loans

 36% - $6,310

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

Out of Pocket

 19% -  $3,313

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


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state 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 Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Georgia College & State University132.4% more expensive
Georgia Southern University35.3% more expensive
Georgia State University121.6% more expensive
University of Montevallo272.1% more expensive
Jacksonville State University135.3% 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 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

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 Florida A&M is $91,524 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 $9,816 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $39,264**

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 $114,405 or $49,080 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state 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 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Florida Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,576
Florida Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,440
Non-Florida Resident Tuition Per Semester$7,262
Non-Florida Resident Total Cost Per Semester$17,126

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 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 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 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Price per credit hour for Florida residents$188
Cost for one class for Florida residents (3 credit hours)$564
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$586
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,758
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,344

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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. 72% of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,310. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $31,251.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University? 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 $39,264, 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 $48,717.62. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 87% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $9,816. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 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.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$405.98
Amount Borrowed$39,264.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$9,453.62
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$48,717.62

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Florida A&M ? 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 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, 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 $48,717.62 would be needed to afford a $405.98 monthly payment in the example $39,264.00 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 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,100 to $3,152. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 0.3%. 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 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 in-state 4 year cost of $91,524.00. 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 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$31,467$125,867
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$40,160$160,642
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $51,256$205,024
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $59,335$237,341

Tuition History

What was tuition at Florida A&M 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.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2012$3,100$14,472 8%
2011$2,870$14,242 -27.5%
2010$3,958$15,899 10.5%
2009$3,582$15,522 9.4%
2008$3,274$15,190 0%
2007$3,274$15,190 2.5%
2006$3,193$15,170 3.9%
2005$3,074$15,170 5.1%
2004$2,924$13,280 5.8%
2003$2,765$12,296 3.3%
2002$2,677$10,554 10.5%
2001$2,423$9,760 3.8%
2000$2,335$9,324 9.5%
1999$2,133$8,788 8.3%
1998$1,970$7,214 5.7%
1997$1,863$7,108 0.8%
1996$1,848$6,750 0.1%
1995$1,847$6,749 1%
1994$1,829$6,731 4.6%
1993$1,749$6,509 13.2%
1992$1,545$5,685 15.1%
1991$1,342$4,653 5.2%
1990$1,276$4,270 6.9%
1989$1,194$3,682 2.1%
1988$1,169$3,776 2.3%
1987$1,143$3,757

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 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
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 154 1% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree 145 1% costlier
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor's Degree 103 10% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 67 54% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 49 15% cheaper
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 47 28% cheaper
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 46 4% costlier
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 39 13% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 38 5% cheaper
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 37 11% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 35 8% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 34 3% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 30 17% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 27 7% cheaper
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Bachelor's Degree 27 7% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 18 15% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 17 16% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 16 2% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 15 23% cheaper
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations Bachelor's Degree 15 14% costlier
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 13 2% costlier
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 13 19% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 10 18% cheaper
Agriculture, General Bachelor's Degree 9 4% costlier
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 9 0% costlier
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 8 15% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 8 7% costlier
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 7 1% costlier
Business Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 7 12% costlier
Social Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 7 8% costlier
Design and Applied Arts, Other Bachelor's Degree 6 20% cheaper
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 6 15% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 5 22% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 5 21% cheaper
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 10% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 4 19% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 4 16% cheaper
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 4 19% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 3 17% cheaper
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Bachelor's Degree 3 5% costlier
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 3% cheaper
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 3 21% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 3 18% cheaper
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 3 25% cheaper
Jazz/Jazz Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 26% cheaper
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 2 20% cheaper
African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 27% cheaper
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 0% costlier
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 1 1% cheaper
Agricultural Engineering Bachelor's Degree 1 18% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 1 15% cheaper
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 1 19% cheaper
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 1 14% cheaper
International Agriculture Bachelor's Degree 1 22% cheaper
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 6% cheaper
Graphic Design Bachelor's Degree 1 15% cheaper
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 2% cheaper
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 1 19% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 1 5% cheaper

Calculators

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About Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is a four year public college located in Tallahassee, Florida.  Full time enrollment is 8,199 and part time is 1,420. Learn more about getting accepted at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University at CollegeSimply.

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

Address
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
1500 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tallahassee, Florida
32307

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=133650 IPEDS survey data.