Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Five Towns College is $18,960 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 32% more expensive than the national average private for-profit four year college tuition of $14,395. The cost is 14% cheaper than the average New York tuition of $22,120 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 100th in New York amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 86th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $400 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $19,360.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $12,600 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Dix Hills should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,400.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,600 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $6,800 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Five Towns College was $36,960 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 Five Towns College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Five Towns College
Estimated Budgets
New York Resident Total Budget $36,960
   In-State Tuition$18,960
   Other Fees$400
   Room and Board$12,600
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,600
   Books and Supplies$1,400
Non-Resident Total Budget $36,960
   Out-of-State Tuition$18,960
   Other Fees$400
   Room and Board$12,600
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,600
   Books and Supplies$1,400


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 $36,960 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 Five Towns College net price for in-state students is $21,917* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

89% of Five Towns College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $10,533. 45 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 $4,163. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Five Towns College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Five Towns College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$21,917*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid89%
Average Total Grant Aid$10,533
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants45%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,163

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$13,581
$30,001 to $48,000$19,801
$48,001 to $75,000$24,193
$75,001 to $110,000$26,309

Average Financial Aid Mix - $36,960 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $36,960. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 32% - $10,533

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

Federal Loans

 17% - $5,534

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

Out of Pocket

 52% -  $17,293

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. Five Towns College
University of Phoenix Fairfield County Campus50% less expensive
Monroe College New Rochelle38.6% less expensive
Monroe College Main Campus26.7% less expensive
Plaza College42% less expensive
The College of Westchester6.1% 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 Five Towns 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 Five Towns College is $147,840 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 $19,068 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $76,272**

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 $184,800 or $95,340 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 Five Towns College.

New York Resident Tuition Per Semester$9,480
New York Resident Total Cost Per Semester$18,480

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 Five Towns 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 Five Towns College
Price per credit hour$863
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$2,589
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$3,452


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. 89% of Five Towns College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,534. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $190,000.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Five Towns 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 $76,272, 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 $94,636.06. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Five Towns College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 89% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $19,068. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Five Towns 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.

Five Towns College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$788.63
Amount Borrowed$76,272.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$18,364.06
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$94,636.06

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Five Towns 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 Five Towns 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 $94,636.06 would be needed to afford a $788.63 monthly payment in the example $76,272.00 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 Five Towns College in the future? 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 $147,840.00. 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 Five Towns College.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$50,829$203,314
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$64,872$259,487
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $82,794$331,178
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $95,845$383,380

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Five Towns 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
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Degree 16 27% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 16 13% cheaper
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 14 3% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 9 4% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 7 71% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Associate's Degree 1 60% costlier
Music, General Associate's Degree 1 90% costlier


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About Five Towns College

Five Towns College is a four year private college located in Dix Hills, New York.  Full time enrollment is 634 and part time is 71.

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

Five Towns College
305 North Service Road
Dix Hills, New York

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Five Towns College is a private, for profit school.

Five Towns College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=191205 IPEDS survey data.