Financing Your Education

Saint Mary’s College will provide you with a culturally enriching education at a top-ranked liberal arts institution. We know affordability is a key topic in these uncertain economic times. Your education is an investment and your future is important. As you look at tuition costs, remember, the real cost of a college education can vary dramatically based on financial aid. Nearly 25 percent of our operating budget is devoted to financial aid and making a Saint Mary's education affordable for our families—sometimes actually lower than the cost of attending a public university.  To help  in comparing the net price to attend Saint Mary's College we have partnered with the College Board to provide a Net Price Calculator.


At Saint Mary's, we’re committed to providing financial support as well as academic and spiritual support. The value of a liberal arts education goes beyond technical preparation for your first job, it prepares you to be successful in today's global economy. Find out how you can make a difference in the world with an enriching education at Saint Mary’s College.

Financial Aid Statistics

At Saint Mary's we work hard to offer a top-tier education at an affordable price. We offer a full range of financial aid: grants, loans, campus employment, and scholarships.

  • More than 97 percent of Saint Mary’s students receive some form of financial aid, totaling more than $27 million in institutional grants and scholarships.
  • Five levels of merit scholarships are awarded by the Saint Mary’s Scholarship Committee.
  • Grants based on financial need are awarded in amounts proportional to need.
  • Work is available on campus to help finance your education while gaining valuable work experience.

Costs Before Financial Aid Considerations

2015–16 tuition and fees: $37,400
Average room and board: $11,320