Estimated costs for the 2012 Fall semester are: Tuition $21,844, room charge
$3,225, board charge $2,715 and fees $978 = $28,762. Bills are sent electronically to families at the beginning of July. Payment is due at the beginning
of August. Billing for the Spring semester (tuition, room and board charges, no fees) is sent in early
November, and is due in early December.
All of your financial aid will be credited to your University account by semester, as shown on your award
Notice (with the exception of the Federal Work Study award, which is funding that is earned and paid to students
on a weekly basis). Also credited to your University bill will be the amount of your Admissions deposit.
Please also note that a federal fee will be deducted from any Direct
Stafford (1%) or PLUS Loan (4%) you borrow. For more on the Direct
Stafford and PLUS loan application process please go to the
Loans section of this website.
Health Insurance is mandatory in the state of Massachusetts, and the fee is $1878 for the 2012 - 2013
academic year, charged in the first semester. This fee can be waived if a student is already covered by
another health plan. Instructions for waiving this fee will be sent by
Health Services to students during
A late fee is assessed on all unpaid balances. For more details about billing (address, methods
of payment, late fees, etc.) you may visit the billing section of the Bursar site.
An allowance for books, supplies and personal expenses ($2,254) is added to the Financial Services budget, as
is an allowance for transportation, that varies by home state. The total
estimated budget used by Financial Services for
2012-2013 is $58,800 (plus transportation allowance)
It is $51,500 for students who
commute from home.
Need help in figuring out what you will owe to the University? Get a head start with the
Student Account Calculator.
Our calculator consists of two pages. On the first page you will enter information about class level, room
choices, etc. Clicking the grey CALCULATE button at the bottom of the page will bring up a pre populated second
page. This second page will have costs (based on your selections) and available aid/resources (based on your input.)
The amount that remains due to the University (or a credit) will be listed at the bottom of the second page.
Several points to keep in mind:
- The figures used in the calculator are
currently using 2012-2013 figures.
- The calculator assumes all entering First Year students to be enrolled full-time, to have the premium
board plan, per University policy, and to have
paid an Admission deposit.
- The Health Services and Student Activity fees are mandatory and billed once each year, during the Fall
- You may wish to print out the second page of the calculator for reference. Once you leave the calculator
site, the information you added will not be permanently saved.