Tuition & Fees

Students sailing on Weatherly
Webb Institute provides all US students and permanent residents who enroll at Webb with a full-tuition scholarship. This scholarship is valued at over $200,000 per student over the four years. Webb Institute also offers need-based aid to help cover additional costs of attending. All students in need of financial assistance must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be found at The Webb Institute Federal Code: 002900

For instructions how to fill out a FAFSA using a mobile device, watch the video below from NASFAA (the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) that covers the steps a student must go through to complete and submit a FAFSA through the myStudentAid mobile app. 

Proper documentation is critical to the financial aid application process. Please note that your financial aid eligibility is based on your current enrollment status and may be subject to change based on final verification of your information. A student’s financial aid package is contingent upon federal, state, and institutional appropriations and regulations. If you are selected for a process called verification, you are required to provide Webb Institute all documents requested. Any changes made to the award as a result of verification will be stated in a revised award letter.

Any change of circumstance, change of address, or receipt of external funding, must be reported to the Office of Financial Aid. Webb Institute reserves the right to revoke any aid offer if there is any evidence that the conditions of enrollment status, financial need, or merit are not met. Changes in enrollment, including non-attendance or withdrawals, may reduce or cancel this aid offer. Canceled awards will not be replaced with other aid.

There is up to a 2.0% origination fee that may be deducted from your loan proceeds. Federal regulation mandates that all first-time borrowers at Webb Institute complete loan entrance counseling to sign your Master Promissory Note (MPN) online, prior to receipt of Federal Direct Loan Funds at You will be asked to use your four-digit pin number.

Cost of Attendance 2023-24

 International Students US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Tuition* $57,830 $0 (full-tuition scholarship)
Living Expenses $14,690 $14,690
Fees $ 3,230 $ 3,230
Books & Supplies  $ 995 $ 995
Travel $ 1,500 $ 1,500
Laptop Fee**  $ 3,900 $ 3,900
Total Cost of Attendance $ 82,145 $ 24,315

For your budgeting purposes, this is our estimate of what you can expect to spend in a school year. Travel expenses vary depending on the students’ distance from Glen Cove. Note that all students at Webb are also required to have Affordable Care Act-compliant health insurance that gives students access to providers near campus. Those who do not have insurance that meet these requirements are automatically enrolled in Webb’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). The fee for the 2023-24 Academic Year is $2,619.

*Webb Institute provides full-tuition scholarships to enrolled U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

**The Laptop Fee is inclusive of NY State Sales Tax and is billed in two equal installments during a student’s 1st year at Webb. Note that during the second year at Webb, students are enrolled in an STCW certification course, which costs $1,500.  

The $1000 enrollment deposit first year students pay will be applied against Webb’s Living Expenses.

Maximum Annual Loan Amounts

Dependent Student

Level Subsidized Unsubsidized Total
1st Year Students $3,500 $2,000 $5,500
2nd Year Students $4,500 $2,000 $6,500
3rd/4th Year Students $5,500 $2,000 $7,500

Independent Student (24 years of age or older)

Level Subsidized Unsubsidized Total
1st Year Students $3,500 $6,000 $9,500
2nd Year Students $4,500 $6,000 $10,500
3rd/4th Year Students $5,500 $7,000 $12,500

Types of Financial Aid Offered

Federal Direct Loan Program

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
Subsidized loans are awarded on the basis of financial need. You will not be charged any interest before you begin repayment or during authorized periods of deferment because the federal government “subsidizes” the interest during these periods.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
Unsubsidized loans are not based on financial need. You will be charged interest from the time the loan is disbursed until it is repaid in full.

Federal Parent PLUS Loan (for undergraduate dependent child)
If you have a dependent in college, you may be eligible for college loans through the Federal Parent PLUS Program (PLUS). Parents can borrow up to the student’s cost of attendance, minus any other financial aid. These loans are based on credit history, and there is no limit on the aggregate amount.

Alternative Loans
These loans are available to students or parents to help meet the cost of education. They are based on credit history. Maximum amount of eligibility is based on the cost of education minus other financial aid. Interest rates and borrower benefits vary by lender. Webb Institute recommends that you review borrowing options through the federal aid programs first and then evaluate the alternative loan options available.

Pell Grant

A Pell Grant is a grant from the federal government that does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded based on financial need as demonstrated on the FAFSA. The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds you may receive over your lifetime is limited by federal law. The federal government will keep track of your lifetime eligibility used (LEU) and reports your percentage used to the Office of Financial Aid.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

To qualify for a FSEOG, students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, so Webb can determine their financial need. Webb’s Office of Financial Aid will award FSEOGs to students that have the most financial need. Note that the FSEOG does not need to be repaid, except under certain circumstances.

Students can receive between $100 and $4000 per year, depending on their financial need and the availbity of funds that year.

NY State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

TAP is a tuition-only award for undergraduate students. It is only for U.S. citizens/permanent residents who reside in NY State and attend a NY State approved college full-time. Students must make academic progress as defined by the state to continue to receive TAP. Undergraduate students are limited to eight (8) semesters of TAP. All students receiving TAP must submit proof of U.S. high school completion (final high school transcript or high school diploma). This documentation must be submitted by the first day of class of the first semester the student will receive the TAP award. Failure to submit the necessary documentation may result in losing eligibility for that semester’s award.

All New York State Residents will be required to apply for NY State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) as a condition of eligibility for any Webb Institute administered scholarships. TAP Awards are for tuition only and do not reduce student expenses. TAP Awards range from $100 to $5,165 per year. When you file your FAFSA, your FAFSA information will automatically be used to determine eligibility for TAP. Please refer to


Webb has been successful in insuring the admission and continuation of education for all students in financial need, as long as all academic requirements are met. Students needing additional funds to meet the necessary expenses are requested to consult the Office of Financial Aid prior to the start of each academic year.

Please visit our Financial Aid page for a full list of our internal scholarships that are available to students who have completed a FAFSA and meet all academic and financial eligibility requirements.

For financial aid disclosures that are required by Federal Regulations, please visit Webb’s Consumer Information page.