Cost of Attendance

Estimated 2018-2019 costs for full-time, degree-seeking, residential students (on-campus or off-campus and not with parents):

Tuition and Fees $55,024
Room and Board $16,934
Books and Supplies $800
Personal Expenses* $1,000
Transportation** $50-$1,500
Total Costs $73,808-$75,258

*The personal expense allowance includes the average Federal Direct Loan origination fee experienced by borrowers in the 2017-2018 academic year.
**The transportation allowance vary by student based on the geographic location of their permanent residence.

Not all of these costs will appear as charges on your student account statement. Rather the amounts above for books and supplies, personal expenses, and transportation are allowances used in the determination of your demonstrated financial need. Your actual costs may vary.

Families should anticipate that the cost of attendance will change each academic year.  Generally, the Board of Trustees sets the amount of tuition, fees, room, and board charges for the upcoming academic year at their meeting in early March.

Yes. Just enter your financial information into the Scripps College Net Price Calculator to get an idea of how much aid you may be qualified to receive

We understand that paying for college is a significant investment, and we appreciate that all families make sacrifices to invest in a college education. Only you and your family can make a decision if you Scripps College is a good financial fit for your family.  Financial aid is intended to make college available to students from diverse financial backgrounds. Scripps College meets 100% of demonstrated financial need as determined under our formula. Click here for more information on how we determine financial aid

Scripps College Student Accounts Office offers a payment option for families who wish to pay in installments. With this plan, the comprehensive fees, minus financial aid, are paid in four equal installments each semester. Fall semester payments are due August 1st through November 1st, and January 1st through April 1st for spring semester. Payment Option Forms for this plan must be mailed in May and received in the Billing Office by June 15th. A non-refundable fee of $50.00 per semester will be charged to your student account to participate in the payment plan. For more information, click here.