Although the sticker price for the California Institute of Technology is 72,348, many students are not expected to pay that amount. Financial aid for undergraduates is based on need, with approximately 60% of students receiving some sort of aid. Scholarships can also be awarded. On top of the school’s assistance, 15 % receive grants from the federal government.

Caltech is one of the most affordable school for business or managerial economic majors in the state of California.


Tuition & Financial Aid for 2018

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Full Cost of Attendance

Sticker Price

$72,348
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Note: Most students do not pay full sticker price for college. See the top section of this page for info about your estimated net price.

College costs often differ from the school's listed prices because College Raptor estimates costs for the upcoming year based on historical inflation using the most recently available data about each college from the U.S. Department of Education.

Scholarships, Grants, and Aid

  • Average Student Grant Aid
    $36,632
  • Percent Receiving Grant Aid
    58 %
  • Average Institutional Grant
    $34,607
  • Percent Receiving Institutional Grant
    58 %
  • Average Federal Grant
    $5,857
  • Percent Receiving Grant
    15 %
  • Average Student Loans
    $7,732
  • Percent Receiving Student Loans
    22 %
  • Endowment
    $2,217,372,000
  • Endowment Per Student
    $989,898
  • Endowment figures are not a good indicator of available financial aid.
    Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans)

Middle Class Affordability Rankings

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Average Net Price by Income - Reported in 2015-2016

Athletic Scholarships (not need based)
  • Average scholarship / Female athlete
    $0
  • Average scholarship / Male athlete
    $0
  • Average scholarship / athlete
    $0
  • # Female athletes
    70
  • # Male athletes
    132
  • Total # athletes
    202
  • Payment Options
    Prepaid tuition plan
    Tuition payment plan

Average Net Price by Income - Estimated

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