Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for St John's University New York is $39,690 for the 2018/2019 academic year. This is 43% more expensive than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $28,471. The cost is 78% more expensive than the average New York tuition of $22,793 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 153rd in New York amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 33rd most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $830 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $40,520.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $16,640 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Queens should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $626.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,079 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $2,079 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to St John's University-New York was $59,865 for the 2018/2019 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 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for St John's University New York and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for St John's University New York
Estimated Budgets
New York Resident Total Budget $59,865
   In-State Tuition$39,690
   Other Fees$830
   Room and Board$16,640
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,079
   Books and Supplies$626
Non-Resident Total Budget $59,865
   Out-of-State Tuition$39,690
   Other Fees$830
   Room and Board$16,640
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,079
   Books and Supplies$626


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 $59,865 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 St John's University-New York net price for in-state students is $27,923* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

98% of St John's University New York students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $23,079. 43 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 $4,667. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend St John's University New York, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for St John's University New York
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$27,923*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid98%
Average Total Grant Aid$23,079
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants43%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,667

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$24,030
$30,001 to $48,000$25,108
$48,001 to $75,000$27,451
$75,001 to $110,000$30,569

Average Financial Aid Mix - $59,865 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $59,865. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 40% - $23,079

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, St John's University New York or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 11% - $6,100

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

Out of Pocket

 50% -  $28,607

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. St John's University New York
Adelphi University10.7% less expensive
Hofstra University8.1% more expensive
New York School of Interior Design42.6% less expensive
Polytechnic Institute of New York University0.9% more expensive
Manhattan College3.8% less 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 St John's University New York.

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 St John's University-New York is $239,460 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 $25,840 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $103,360**

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 $299,325 or $129,200 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 St John's University New York.

New York Resident Tuition Per Semester$19,845
New York Resident Total Cost Per Semester$29,932

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 St John's University New York 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 St John's University New York
Price per credit hour$1,323
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$3,969
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$5,292


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. 82% of St John's University New York students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,100. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $33,533.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for St John's University New York? 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 $103,360, 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 $128,246.06. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at St John's University New York. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 98% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $25,840. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our St John's University New York 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.

St John's University New York Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$1,068.72
Amount Borrowed$103,360.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$24,886.06
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$128,246.06

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend St John's University-New York? 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 St John's University New York, 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 $128,246.06 would be needed to afford a $1,068.72 monthly payment in the example $103,360.00 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 St John's University New York in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $34,750 to $39,690. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2.8%. 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 $239,460.00. 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 St John's University New York.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$82,328$329,313
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$105,074$420,297
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $134,104$536,417
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $155,242$620,969

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at St John's University New York 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
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 179 61% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 137 48% costlier
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 136 61% costlier
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 112 59% costlier
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES Bachelor's Degree 111 48% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 94 69% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 88 65% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 84 49% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 59 44% costlier
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 56 55% costlier
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Bachelor's Degree 46 66% costlier
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 40 54% costlier
Physician Assistant Bachelor's Degree 39 34% costlier
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 34 82% costlier
Insurance Bachelor's Degree 32 52% costlier
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other Bachelor's Degree 27 44% costlier
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 25 45% costlier
Human Services, General Bachelor's Degree 23 72% costlier
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 22 55% costlier
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 18 61% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 16 177% costlier
Actuarial Science Bachelor's Degree 13 42% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 12 44% costlier
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 11 22% costlier
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 11 68% costlier
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 11 71% costlier
Graphic Design Bachelor's Degree 11 48% costlier
Toxicology Bachelor's Degree 9 26% costlier
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 9 69% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 8 170% costlier
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 8 68% costlier
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 6 36% costlier
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General Bachelor's Degree 5 56% costlier
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Associate's Degree 5 183% costlier
Spanish Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 5 65% costlier
Photography Bachelor's Degree 4 33% costlier
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 78% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 4 48% costlier
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 39% costlier
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 4 32% costlier
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Bachelor's Degree 3 81% costlier
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 34% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 3 46% costlier
Securities Services Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 3 115% costlier
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 3 63% costlier
Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 15% costlier
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 56% costlier
Rhetoric and Composition Bachelor's Degree 2 61% costlier
Asian Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 2 14% costlier
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 30% costlier
Physical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 1 48% costlier
Physics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 65% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 1 51% costlier
Telecommunications Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 1 44% costlier
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant Associate's Degree 1 169% costlier
Theology/Theological Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 54% costlier
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Associate's Degree 1 222% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 46% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 62% costlier
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 1 75% costlier


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About St John's University New York

St John's University New York is a four year private college located in Queens, New York.  The school is affiliated with the Roman Catholic faith.  Full time enrollment is 14,133 and part time is 6,943. Learn more about getting accepted at St John's University New York at CollegeSimply.

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

St John's University New York
8000 Utopia Pky
Queens, New York

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

St John's University New York is a private not for profit institution.

St John's University New York cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=195809 IPEDS survey data.